Using Twisted Tools S-layer and Reaktor's Multi-Output with a Tablet
There is a lot going on in this video! Just wanted to be upfront about that. Working with reaktor is like a labor of love and the ultimate indulgence in musical geekery. So many of us hardcore users have all of the items featured in this lesson. For those who don’t, well…I guess you have a couple more things for the eBay wish list. Sometimes simply making all of our toys, er.. I mean professional tools, work together becomes something of a personal quest. Other times we have serious intent and lofty goals in mind. Either way, using Twisted Tools S-layer on your Wacom tablet and having a multi-channel recording of it is pretty cool. Let’s take a look at what all goes into making it possible, and why you want to give it a shot.
First off, if you don’t have Twisted Tools S-layer you will want it after seeing it in action. It is a seriously incredible piece of software. In the OSC Protocol Setup window in S-layer, you will need to click on activate and then set the Port number to 10000. Once this is done, he explains that a piece of software called Osculator is used as middleware and allows Reaktor and Twisted Tools S-layer to run properly on the Wacom tablet (as well as other devices; iPhone, Nintendo Wiimote, etc).
Once you have Osculator set up, you can assign the X and Y parameters, as well as your desired controllers, to the port number you add to the OSC Protocol Setup Window earlier (10000). This will allow for the devices and software to all speak together without issue. The rest of the triggers and their assignments will also need to be set up before moving on to the next step. Then you can begin loading sample maps. You can either choose the automated routed mentioned in the video or do it the old fashioned way. Either way, once the samples have been loaded up, you are all set!
Now if you are a ProTools user and wish to capture a multi-channel recording of the session with Twisted Tools S-layer running on your tablet, using a piece of software called Soundflower may be the solution for you. It makes routing the audio a breeze.
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