Arachnaut's Lair


rachToys v1.0.67

4 Toys from rachMiel


You will need to start the Reaktor clock to play this. It plays games with 4 of rachMiel's toys: g'Litch, g'LitchToo, sparDelay and spektreDelay. They can provide hours of entertainment, be an endless source of sample inspirations, or just annoy the neighbors and pets.

At any given time only one of the four is switched on and the rest are off in a quiet, glitch-free way - this saves a substantial amount of CPU.

There are 128 snapshots in three playing modes: play an individual toy and sample, randomize the toy selection but not the sample, or randomize the snapshot and sample.

The sound can come from the 128 samples using BeatLooper (if you turn on the Reaktor clock), from the external test tones in a hidden panel, or from external audio.

There are many hidden panels in various panel sets (I like Automatic panel layout OFF and an HD format):
  • Ctrl 1 - shows everything
  • Ctrl 2 - shows g'Litch
  • Ctrl 3 - shows g'LitchToo
  • Ctrl 4 - shows sparDelay
  • Ctrl 5 - shows spektreDelay
  • Ctrl 6 - shows just the toys
  • Ctrl 7 - shows just the ensemble
  • Ctrl 8 - the B view

Most of these things came from rachMiel's ensembles, which I modified in some small ways to make them more compatible in this ensemble; BeatLooper is from sonictwist (Twisted Tools); Mastering Limiter and Final Prozessor are from Guenther Fleischmann; The FFT display is from Gabriel Mulzer and Martijn Deluxe; I needed the Event Watcher from Chris List to debug this; Some other things were grabbed from the Reaktor Factory library; and I made the samples and snapshots.

Some of the sounds can be tough on your system, so you can turn on a gentle low and high frequency cut. The Mastering Limiter prevents output overload no matter what happens. You could set that to do 8x oversampling if you have a fast CPU.

You shouldn't have to change any of the mixer levels on the four toys, but you can.

Bypass lets you hear the input sound without any of the toy effects.

There are some test tones and FFT displays in B views, lots of internal stuff for builders, and some internal surprises for the curious. The test tones don't require the Reaktor clock and can generate some useful effects, for example, the startup sound uses the 808 tone cluster noise.

This was made starting with the 'ToyChest' and 'QuietSwitches' user library ensembles.

A short audio mix of a group of presets is provided to give you an idea of the type of sounds it makes. These sounds are the actual unprocessed output (just cut up and mixed into a short format).

If you don't hear anything, turn on the Reaktor clock (...and sometimes the toys start up quietly until the delay lines fill (...and there are some bugs that I haven't figure out yet)).

And thanks to all the other talented Reaktor builders that I may have forgotten to mention.

Sound sample (MP3): rachToysMix.mp3

Download link (RAR archive): rachToys.rar

Archive Size: 81.0 MB (85,034,521 bytes)

You will need RAR to uncompress this archive.

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