Introduction to Native Instruments The Mouth by Tim Exile
Rather than jumping right into a full-fledged tutorial and overwhelming some of those folks who are new to Reaktor, we will get things started with Native Instruments The Mouth by sharing this nice introduction we found. It covers how to get started using the program and what you can do with it. Of course, with anything that Time Exile makes, you can barely scratch the surface of what can truly be done with it in just one sitting. But this video should be able to get you up and running with it enough to create some cool new sounds! Let’s jump right in and see what crazy things are awaiting us.
This is really an incredible toy to play around with. Normal sounds go in and something very different comes out the other side. We start off by looking at how to bring audio in to the Vocoder unit that is built in. Of course, this is not your average vocoder though. You can select several different vocoder modes like Atonal, Metallic, Talkbox and Tin Robot just to name a few. Adjusting the threshold and pitch are easy to do and there are plenty of knobs to turn to keep you busy tweaking the sound into infinity and beyond.
There is also a built-in synth tool that literally transforms your input sounds into a synth! You can transform your sounds (even spoken words) in a bass instrument using the bass unit as well. Native Instruments The Mouth truly is something special. If you can talk, hum or play the kazoo you can now have a whole band , if you master The Mouth that is. The main parameters you have the ability to control are broken into Brightness, Thickness, Resonance, Harmony, Attack, Sustain, Release and Nonsense. So it’s a bit more complex than simply adjusting an envelope curve. But there is definitely a method to the madness here so once you get going with The Mouth, you quickly become acclimated to the options available.
Sounds like quite a lot, eh? Well that is all that is available in the Pitch mode. We haven’t even talked about the Beat mode, which is something between an arpeggiator and a sequencer. All the same controls are available to you to tweak your sounds still, but the outcome is obviously completely different. And did I mention that you have an array of FX to choose from to further affect your sounds with? Oh, and there’s also a MIDI mode. So we will most definitely need to revisit this incredible ensemble again in future tutorials. Native Instruments The Mouth is something that can change the way you interact with your sounds. If you currently us this unique tool in your projects, give us a shout. We’d love to hear all about it!
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