Top 12 Instruments for NI Reaktor (Free Download)
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But Reaktor is a complete DSP environment to build your own instruments and effects. And the online user library has been growing for over a decade so we decided to round up the best ones from recent years. We chose ones that not only sound good but also have a friendly and good looking interface.
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Created by David Frappaz. Fat, vintage, filthy and distorted. Inspired by the Russian synth Polivoks from the 80’s.
LP/BP filter with Env
Built-in Soft/Hard clipping
Another one from David Frappaz. Beautiful design and clear layout. Beast.
3 Osc (including supersaw designed by João Ferreira )
Mod LFO and ENV
Multimode ZDF filters
Special vintager knob which randomly detunes everything
Inspired by the Access Virus synths. Comes with great presets.
Great for trance music with bright plucks, bass and leads.
2 Multi-Mode Filters
Download (Couldn’t find it in the User Library so sharing it as a direct download)
This one is from YUNG FOREVER. Very efficient design with a versatile Oscillator, feedback filter, and built-in effects.
It can achieve a huge array of sounds and comes packed with over 120 presets.
Multiple Voicing Modes including Unison
Mixer style Oscillator
Feedback Multi-Mode Filter
Distortion, Stereo Chorus, Delay and Reverb.
Emulated the Roland Juno-60 with all 112 factory presets included! with some extra functions not available on the hardware.
Back panel (View B) EQ and extra features
Replicate the Casio VL-Tone VL-1 in a small and easy to use interface.
A speaker simulator and sampled key-clicks added for an extra level of lo-fi goodness.
Vibrato & Tremolo
3 layer synth with a mod matrix capable of long morphing sounds thanks to its 4 LFOs
3 Mixer style Oscillators with built-in Filters
Eminent-V 310 String Ensemble
Emulation of a vintage string synth ensemble like the Arp Solina String Ensemble. It comes with a great interface and effect pedals + an EQ pedal.
View A controls the Upper and Lower manual of the instrument while View B gives you access to multiple controls like Vibrato, Stereo spread, Chorus unit controls and Manuals transposition.
Phaser/Flanger, Phase Shifter, Echo/Delay and Reverb effect pedals included.
Emulation of the peculiar cluster synth Dewanatron Swarmtron. Used by Trent Reznor for The Social Network movie soundtrack.
The Swarmatron was created to produce eight tones tuned approximately to one note, each tone slightly different in pitch to produce a complex and natural choral effect.
Very strange and eerie sound.
This one is hard to explain. The interface is mostly suggestive and everything fills like using some sort of a post-apocalyptic machine. It can create a huge variety of strange and experimental sounds.
Another sound generator with a beautiful interface and built-in randomizer called the Swarm (hence the name). Each oscillator can also be a sampler!