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Building instruments and effects in Reaktor is a lot like building your own hardware. But ever wished those fabulous UIs you’ve seen could be used via something other than … ugh … your mouse? View Reaktor with a touchscreen or touch-controlled projection, and it’s an entirely different game. We already knew Tim Exile was a fan of touchscreens, but here’s what it can do in the hands of another Reaktor master.

Above are videos of Metrognome a.k.a Karl White getting down with a custom ensemble on a touchscreen. Karl reveals on the NI forums:

That was a huge undertaking and is one very complex Reaktor mod. I’ll be making more stuff public on the user library once I get the documentation lined up.

In other words, new goodies on the horizon! Here’s a better look at the Intelectualist ensemble (click for the full-sized version):

Live performance granular drum machine. My inspiration was the intelekt in the NI user library and various works by Clist, Program Child, etc.

I like the use of recordable touch-faders in the upper left – looks like an implementation similar to my own Freshmaker macro. If this isn’t exciting enough, here’s a video of Karl working with his ensemble on a wiimote whiteboard – I’ll be keeping an eye out for his work in the user library.

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  3. brian stevens

    Metrognome has something fabulous going on here. Could you tell us what kind of touchscreen laptop we see in film one and what kind of screen we see in film two ?

  4. alby75

    did you see this video?
    http://www.sensomusic.com/usine/

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  6. Peter Dines

    Brian, that’s a Panasonic Toughbook, according to ‘gnome. And the second vid shows Reaktor on a Wiimote whiteboard – see link above. I’m hoping to get more info from him soon about the whole rig.

    Thanks for the link, alby75 – I see Olivier is also getting into the Wiimote as well as touchscreen. Interesting times.

  7. Peter Kirn

    @ably75, thanks for the tip… I think someone had tipped us off to it before and it’s one of those things I never got around to trying / writing about!

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