Smash n’ remix anything in your Blocks with PROCESSORZ° 2, the FX Periodic Table !
After months of collaboration, 50 exchanged mails, from Paris to Oakland, lots of experimentations, Sandy Small and I, are really proud to present this new contribution to the Reaktor User Library.
PROCESSORZ° is a cool combination of 25 colorful effects which can be played in real time as an instruments via a Midi keyboard.
Remix, smash and twist your tracks in real time. Add glitch movements and make your mix scream.
All effects can be launch instantly or in locked position.
Originally taken from Blinksonic° SUBSTANZ° Groovebox, PROCESSORZ° is a classic remix concept transposed here in the Blocks framework.
This new version brings compatibility for triggering the effects via incoming CV/Gate inside a Block patch.
All the structure and effects have been rebuild in Core by Sandy which brings a complete optimisation with the Block framework. The GUI have also been reshaped.
Each effects have 2 basics calibrated parameters which can be controled via the A/B modulations from any devices or sources available inside your block.
To get a bonus of expressivity, this modulation events can be turned on and off via MIDI, the same way you press on effects buttons. Instant twickling !!
A switch is available if you want to use the Pitchbend and the Modwheel of your keyboard to control the modulation of each effect parameters.
PROCESSORZ° can be plugged to 4 different stereo sources inside your block.
The effect dose of each tracks can be set with the 4 sends control knobs.
These knobs can also receive A/B modulations.
Also a new feature in this version, we made the choice to choose from 3 different routings of the signal path :
– an experimental one which is both Parallel/Serial for creating highly exaggerated processed signal.
EFFECT SIGNAL PATH :
Distortion >> Bit Reducer >> Feedback >> UFO >> Resonator >> Ring Mod >> Phaser >> Flanger >> Freq Mod >> Vowel >> Lowpass >> Bandpass >> Highpass >> Delay >> Reflection >> Pitchshifter >> Reverse >> Scratch >> Stutter >> Looper >> Gate >> Autopan >> Repeat >> Reverb >> Drop.
PROCESSORZ as an effect plugin.
PROCESSORS also works pretty well as a plugin effect inside your DAW (Ableton Live, Maschine, Logic).
We want it hybrid, means, compatible with Blocks but playable as an external VST or AudioUnit.
A special ensemble version comes in the package with a pre-mounted block with 2 LFO blocks (from ROUNDS) and PROCESSORZ wired to 8 inputs and the main output.
You can choose between 3 panel sets :
– « Default » with only the block Processorz visible,
– « Edit Modulation » that shows the PROCESSORZ and the 2 LFO Blocks,
– « Small View » with a minimal view of the block.
I also add some features for the lucky owners of NKS controllers. Mainly all the parameters are mapped and light guide is set following the effect colors on Komplete Kontrol keyboards. Basically, it’s fully NKS ready.
PROCESSORZ° is as minimalist as powerful for adding some vibrant audio events and changing dimension of any sounds. Many combinations are possible with this kind of FX periodic table.
The ice on the cake, PROCESSORZ° comes with 117 snapshots created by renown sound designer as Richard Devine, Alex Retsis, Paul Peanuts and Matt Subjex.
We hope you will express all your sonic creativity with this tool.
Special mention to Sandy Small that really push the original concept to a high level of quality. Here few words by Sandy :
“I work as an audio engineer, sound designer, and occasional composer or teacher for several theater companies and music venues in the California East Bay.
I started using Reaktor in college in the mid 2000’s whilst teaching myself synthesizer programming. I was attracted to the huge scope of its library and the ability to mess with its internals, of which both have only increased since the R4 days.
Around 2012 when I started designing sound effects professionally, I largely abandoned Reaktor’s integrated instruments and effects in favor of a more traditional modular approach primarily using Chet Singer’s Ampere set, which I edited and expanded considerably for my own use; Blocks appealed to me as a more advanced iteration of that same concept, so I was very excited to jump in and start making my own.
I am probably best known ’round these parts as the creator of the Infinite Phi collection of blocks (which is indeed a reference to Ziltoid the Omniscient), of which I’m intensely proud that the “hello world” project that is my µWave oscillator became something of an early UL classic that’s been found its way into NI videos, a glowing mention on the Modulate This! blog, and several other esteemed builders’ own work.”
Sandy Small, Lead development and CoreCell Build for PROCESSORZ° v2.
PROCESSORZ is a free contribution, but if you want to reward the works Sandy did, you can donate via paypal : paypal.me/sandymsmall