Reaktor User Library - Digit 8
In this video, I demonstrate the basic functionality of Digit 8, a fairly advanced ensemble available in the Reaktor User Library.
Digit 8 is inspired by concept of ByteBeats, a type of audio programming that has been making the rounds for a few years now. The idea is to create sound from extremely short computer programs, often condensed to a single line of code that produces the sound. Click here for a video sample, with example code included.
This method is fantastic at creating unique 8-bit sounds with a ton of character and grit.
In Digit 8, we enter a mathematical equation into the interface that acts as the code to produce sound. While it is possible to use an analytic approach to produce some predictable waveforms, the real fun is in experimentation – you can find some very strange sounds here, just check out the snapshots for samples.
Many of the most interesting effects can be found using the Bitwise Operators. Bit Operators are a subject all their own, you can check out a tutorial on them here.
I hope you all enjoy this ensemble as much as I do!
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