Exploring Reaktor IcePad Ensemble - Happy Halloween!
As the cold, wet and sometimes creepy winter weather closes in on us, we welcome the tradition of Halloween and all of the scary sights and sounds that come with it. I, for one, love this time of year. Specifically because of all the spooky and frightening sounds that I get to make for movies, televisions shows, commercials and other popular mediums. And Reaktor has long been one of my go-to tools for creating these cinematic and otherworldly sounds. Obviously I am not alone in this, and the Native Instruments forums make this all too clear. One of the ensembles created by a fellow Reaktor enthusiast, Rick Scott, is available for download and is perfect for this time of year. It’s the Reaktor IcePad and it is full of glacial atmospheric goodness!
As with all Reaktor user library ensembles found on the Native Instruments community page, you can download the Reaktor IcePad ensemble for FREE. And it’s very easy to get started using it! You can, of course, use this cool synth on its own in your projects as well as begin to transform it into something different by growing the ensemble with Reaktor however you see fit. One reason I liked this video enough to share with you all is because it features this Reaktor instrument being used with NI Maschine. Let’s take a closer look at that.
I love how Native Instruments has incorporated support for their various programs and sounds to be used with Maschine, both in studio and for live performances. Using this Reaktor IcePad instrument in a Maschine project still allows you to tweak to your heart’s content, within the normal Reaktor environment. There are a few modules within this synth that need to be turned on to be used, so if you plan on using this for a live performance you may want to consider setting this all up prior to stepping on stage. This cool ensemble will inject instant atmosphere into your music, soundscapes or whatever you happen to be working on. This video doesn’t even scratch the surface of what IcePad is capable of, so go grab it now and start experimenting for yourself!
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