Reaktor User Library - CircleScratch
CircleScratch is a simple ensemble I designed over the weekend for recording, playing back, and scratching loops in real time. It began life a simple circular oscilloscope, the design of which gave me the idea for the final project.
Once you have a loop recorded in CircleScratch, you can scratch it simply by clicking the sample view and dragging the mouse. The sample will follow the mouse.
There are two basic modes of playback. With the ‘Snap’ button off, when you release the mouse button, the sample starts playing back as normal from the position you left it in. With Snap turned on, the sample jumps back to the location it would be at if the scratch had never happened.
Snap mode can be especially useful for keeping your loop in time with other tracks that are playing at the same time.
There are many ideas I have in mind for improving CircleScratch, but before getting too far along I wanted to also solicit ideas from the larger Reaktor community. So if you have anything you’d like to see added to this, please let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.