Constructing a Simple Trill Effect with Reaktor - Part 2
Welcome to this instalment of our members only video tutorial series. In the second instalment of our Reaktor Trill series, salamanderanagram shows us how to incorporate a legato effect into our Reaktor-built trill.
Welcome to the second installment of the Reaktor Trill video series. In this tutorial, Salamanderangram continues working on the trill he created in part one of the series. This time he adds a Legato effect.
Legato is an Italian term used in music to indicate a smooth and connected transition. Like many other terms used in music, the definition of legato is argued amongst those who use it on their specific instrument. However, with synthesizers, legato has come to represent a monophonic passage where the synthesizers envelope does not restart. Only once a new run has been triggered will the envelope restart. This means that the attack and decay stages will only be initiated once per passage, and that the envelope will remain in the sustain stage until the final note of the run has been released.
Salamanderangram accomplishes the legato effect by incorporating a previously built glide module that will smoothly transition between the notes of the trill. This changes the sound in an amazing way. If you would like to incorporate the glide module into your own work, you can find the tutorial for the previously built glide module below.