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My main interest in Reaktor is implementing lateral thinking and “musical leverage”, you might call it. Like what Steve Jobs called computers – bicycles for the mind. So I built this bicycle for your music.

It’s a step sequencer with a twist. Each step has a probability that it will trigger. This can create never ending variations on a synth line or percussion pattern. Here, I have it sending midi to a simple subtractive synth, the SimpleXore. It has some neat features too, including filter feedback and a set of recordable XY controllers that add some movement and variation to the sound. Plus, it uses the great sounding Core oscillators and filters that were introduced with Reaktor 5.


Introduction to Frankenloop from Create Digital Media on Vimeo.

Have fun with it and stay tuned – coming soon we’re going to look at using Frankenloop to control synths and percussion in Kore, and also continue learning about Reaktor internals by modifying and dissecting it.

Download Frankenloop

Also available at the Reaktor user library. Vote up the instrument if you like it!

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14 Responses

  1. josh hinden

    Thanks for this sequencer Peter!

    For those interested and using Logic Pro 8, you can use Kore to get MIDI out of Reaktor to control outboard synths (or internal Logic synths via IAC or other such MIDI router). This means using sequencers like Frankenloop as an instrument within Logic (via Kore). Just download the ‘MIDI I/O’ plug-in from a company called ‘retroware’. A quick google will turn up the link…

  2. Dave

    Beautiful idea Peter – simple, probabalistic, very useful. Nice work!

  3. [...] Introducing Frankenloop: Free Reaktor-Powered Step Sequencer with a Twist [...]

  4. BirdFLU

    An idea that’s long overdue. Thanks for doing it!!

  5. ignacio abé

    amazing tool especially live
    thanks !

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  7. [...] In French cooking, there’s a sauce base called a roux (pronounced “roo”) that is the foundation of bechamel and other sauces. This is a sequencer macro that is the equivalent for programming sequenced instruments in Reaktor – you can take it in any direction from here. In its most basic form it can send velocity information to trigger percussion, or modulate instrument parameters like cutoff and resonance. With a few simple changes it becomes a pitch sequencer, suitable for use in something like the Frankenloop device. [...]

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    dsp…

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  9. hj

    great tutorial!! just wish i could get it working properly, having trouble using it to trigger different synths, have selected them in the midi out of frankenloop but getting no sound, i am missing something? thanks a lot

  10. hj

    sorry fixed it, i’m an idiot, forgot to route the audio out!! thanks again, really great tool!!

  11. [...] the probability that an event will trigger a sound. I did something like this in Reaktor in the Frankenloop instrument – now it’s time to implement the function in Kontakt [...]

  12. A

    I need a step sequencer with no twist. Where each step has a 100% probability that the note will trigger.

  13. Peter Dines

    Just click the “all” button and every step will trigger.

  14. Robert

    re>For those interested and using Logic Pro 8, you can use Kore to get MIDI out of Reaktor to control outboard synths (or internal Logic synths via IAC or other such MIDI router). This means using sequencers like Frankenloop as an instrument within Logic (via Kore). Just download the ‘MIDI I/O’ plug-in from a company called ‘retroware’. A quick google will turn up the link…

    Hi Josh,

    Can you please tell how exacly you made a routing for triggering logic synths..i simply cant find midi out in reaktor inside kore for triggering logic synths..i have install retroware midi io but im new in logic..in live works well..
    please for help on email..

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