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.