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.
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.
Also available at the Reaktor user library. Vote up the instrument if you like it!
Frankenloop by Peter Dines is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.