The (Elusive) Reaktor Modulo Module
Mike always delivers quality tutorials and is constantly and consistently willing to share what he knows with the rest of us, and this quick tutorial is not exception. He cracks open the Reaktor Modulo module and explains what it is, how it works and what you can do with it in a way that only he can do. The reason why this particular module maintains its elusive reputation is that it is often found deep within the inner working of Reaktor ensembles, but you cannot readily see exactly what it is doing or even what it is meant to direct affect. So in this lesson, Mike singles it out and shows us exactly what is going on with the Reaktor Modulo module.
An Accumulator is set up and then a Reaktor Modulo module is connected to it. In this scenario, there is nowhere for the pesky Modulo module to hide or somehow be obscured in its functionality. This will show us precisely what it does. Since the Accumulator is simply a tool used to count up in value, it is the perfect thing to pair the Modulo with in this example. Why? Because it turns out that the Reaktor Modulo module is used to restrict the number of steps a sequencer, or Accumulator in this instance. This is pretty important to understand.
So if you are creating a step sequencer in a synth that is being designed in Reaktor, a Reaktor Modulo module is used to limit the number of steps allowed. If you set the Modulo value to 16, the step sequencer cannot allow more than 16 steps total in any pattern. So now that we know the actual function of this mysterious tool, we can see just how important it is. Without it, there could be some real chaos encountered when creating ensembles in Reaktor! A big thanks to Mike for not just figuring this one out, but for sharing it!
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