Polyphonic Unison - Reaktor 5.92 New Feature
In this video, I show how to use one of the new features in Reaktor 5.92 – Polyphonic Unison!
Unison allows you to play multiple voices of a synth with the press of a single key. Of course, you don’t want the triggered voices to be exactly identical – it would add nothing to the sound (other than making it louder)! However, by adding a bit of ‘spread’ to certain synth parameters (such as pitch, or oscillator phase), so that each voice has slightly different values, you can create some pretty huge, wide sounds.
Reaktor 5.92 added a few new inputs to the Voice Info module, which allows you to set the number of unison voices. Using the Spread module, you can widen a sound by creating slight variations in each voice.
However, the Spread module has a few quirks that need to be addressed – in this video, I show my preferred method of creating spread, and demonstrate using both pitch and panning as examples.