Creating a Reaktor Glide Effect with Mike Huckaby
Mike Huckaby has been around in the music scene for decades now and has become something of a hero amongst the Detroit underground fans, as well as aspiring artists and producers all around the world. His enthusiasm to share his well-earned wisdom and his legendary skills have helped him to become one of the most talked about guys on the block. And this lesson in creating a Reaktor glide effect is just another in a long line of examples of why he has become so popular in the learning circles of those in the know. So whether you are just getting started with Reaktor, or have been at it a while, this quick video tutorial will be adding one more useful tool to your sonic arsenal to be used in just about any modern music genre you can imagine. Let’s see how it’s done.
Making this Reaktor glide effect is incredibly simple (by Reaktor standards) and really only centers around a single pole filter and an oscillator to get it going. First, a 1-Pole Filter module is added to a blank project in the Structure View environment. A controller is added to the Pitch port and is renamed Glide. Once its properties are set up, you are ready to move onto the next step. A Note Pitch MIDI In module is now brought in and connected to the Input port. An A-to-E module is now connected to the Output port of the 1-Pole Filter.
A basic Triangle Oscillator module is now brought in and connected to the other side fo the A-to-E module via the Pitch port. This is the second half of this Reaktor glide effect and the rest of this lesson will wrap up very quickly from here. Now a Gate module is connected to the Amplitude port. All that’s left now it to connect the Output of the Oscillator to the main output modules for this ensemble. You should now have a working Reaktor glide effect that can be used in a wide range of music genres and styles. To provide extra control, you can set up a simple ADSR Envelope and connect it directly to the Oscillator. This will mean reconnecting the Gate module that was on the oscillator to the Gate port of the envelope and creating controls for each of the four parameters of the envelope.
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