Using NI Reaktor Rolodecks with Maschine
After our short holiday break we are excited to get back to introducing you all to even more cool ensembles from Twisted Tools, like today’s feature – NI Reaktor Rolodecks. What is it you may ask? well, NI Reaktor Rolodecks is a realtime dynamic, semi-modular multi-effect tool, made up of six effects in total. It features a Slicer, Flange, Filter, Delay, Reverb and Stretch effects. It also allows you to add an external effect of your own in place of the Stretch effect, which you can also automate, so the possibilities available to you and your sounds in this ensemble are basically endless! And if you can handle the Pro version, they provide you with six EXT effects slots so you can have all of the control that NI Reaktor Rolodecks offers with your own array of special effects.
The Slicer tool inside of NI Reaktor Rolodecks gives you control over Amplitude, Decay, Panning, Roll, Pitch and Reverse. The Delay feature gives you control over Time, Feedback, Mix and Envelope Follower. The Flange feature gives you control over Tone, Feedback, Mix and Envelope Follower.The Filter feature gives you control over Cutoff, Resonance, Mix, Drive and Envelope Followers. As you move through the tools, you will recognize all the standard controls and their intuitive counterparts.
Each effect can be programmed across different scenes, making it a perfect match to use with Native Instruments Maschine controller. And as you can see in the video NI Reaktor Rolodecks is highly responsive and can easily be used in the studio and in live performances alike. Affecting your sounds in such a way that they can be completely unrecognizable from the original, yet still very usable and musical, gives you a lot of power from a creative production standpoint. Using the example of an acoustic guitar in this lesson is brilliant, because this is not just an ensemble for electronic and experimental sounds!
Of course, this is a perfect match for vocals and beats, too. NI Reaktor Rolodecks is one of those incredibly flexible tools, that once you have it in your production arsenal, you will never think of recording and performing in quite the same way again. We highly recommend checking it out, if you haven’t already. You can learn more about it and download it here, at the official Twisted Tools website.
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