PLUNK THE NOISE WITH ORIGINAL SOUNDPACKS !  ENSEMBLES FOR NATIVE INSTRUMENTS REAKTOR 5/6.
SUBSTANZ is a 4 voices sample based groovebox and finger drumming ensemble for NI Reaktor.
SUBSTANZ concept provides a complete solution for switching between pre builded sequences and more lively performance with real time drum taps launched by an external midi devices.

With its wide flat design dashboard, all parameters are within a comprehensive workflow for creating a various range of beats and building modern rhythmic structures.

SAMPLE COLLECTION

SUBSTANZ comes with a unique collection of samples, based on 41 drum kits which cover various electronic music styles.
These drum kits are a subtle reworked of percussive tones from differents rhythm boxes, famous « amen breaks » and vintage acoustic drum parts.
All have been previously recycled in a blending audio process for getting 164 original high quality sounds which got the particularity of having a long release, hybrid tones and a multitimbral layer.

This illustrated collection is splitted in 4 cutting-edge categories :
- «Kickz» basic sub waveforms morphed with classic kick drums, noises and clicks,
- «Snarez» a blend of synthetic and vintage snare drums which contains a multi texture and particular acoustic response,
- «Cymbalz» hybrid waveforms that combines both open and closed hit/hats with crash and ride elements on the background.
- «Magnetz» a selection of harmonic audio signals merged with some tom drums, reversed audio slices and other percussive tones.

PREDICTABLE RANDOMNESS

SUBSTANZ also contains the same concept, previously explored with Blinksonic° RUIDOZ and AETONZ, with a random modes which make possible to define a range of aleatory on each gate events. 
This process injects a random dose for every sounds launched by the 4 decks.
Following this principle, it’s possible to create astonishing and evolving loops on each voices.

The instrument has been also designed to provide an extensive solution for composition and to subsequently be easily transposed for live use, create a simple rhythmic base and be able to tweak and adjust without losing the essence of the original idea.

The « snapshots arranger » is also available for this. It’s possible to build the skeleton of a song with this module which takes the control of presets and gives an order of execution to all of them.

And just because it was not enough. SUBSTANZ comes with a wide collection of 25 effects modules that can be instantly triggered via midi, offering the possibility to remix and smash the whole and create impressive playable sound mangling.
For managing dynamic and the main atmosphere of your mix, SUBSTANZ also includes a master chain effect with a basic equalizer, a spring reverb, a compressor and flat/pump limiter.

A GOOD HOST FOR YOUR SOUNDS

It’s also possible to load your own samples in each decks, add some granular/pitch modulations in real time, quantize your midi inputs, add some instant kit changes...

KOMPLETE KONTROL S keyboard owners have not been forgotten. SUBSTANZ is Native Map and Light Guide ready.

All these features make SUBSTANZ an addictive and powerful beat station for Reaktor 5/6 that can not leave you indifferent if you are looking for a virtual instrument offering a paradigm of performance, originality and inspiration.

Around 100 snapshots are available in various music style (IDM, GlitchHop, House, Trap, Electro, DNB). You can used them to make a good start managing this little monster...
Beware ! You will be quickly addict with SUBSTANZ !

 FEATURES

- 4 Sample Decks with pitch, decay, grain size, reverse mode, LP/HP Filter, panner.. 

- Launch samples with external midi or intern midi sequencers. 

- Switch easily between this 2 performance modes.

- 4 banks of 41 prepared hybrid digital and vintage drum kits

- Random mode with zone and range selector

- « Global Pitch » and « Global Grain Speed » for modulating the 4 decks in real time

- Pre mixer, mute track and FX send level

- 4 x 16 steps sequencers, with time sync and direction selector. Set pitch per step, Adjust swing, start point and add some randomness to the loop.

- Add midi gate events over the sequencer in real time with the virtual pads (can be controlled with Midi)

- Quantize these events with the time sync selector for creating rolling drum effects.

- Quantize trigger

- 25 effects : Distortion, Bit Reducer, Feedback, Gate, Autopan, UFO, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Freq Modulator, Resonator, Vowe, Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Pitchshifter, Reverse, Scratch, Stutter, Looper, Delay, Reflection, Repeat, Reverb, Drop.

All can be enable on the fly and adjust by 2 parameters.

- Fx modulation LFO for controlling the 2 fx parameters (X/Y)

- 3 band Equalizer

- Spring reverb (based on R5 Library)

- Compressor

- Flat/pump crossfader. Kind of finalizer/limiter

- Snapshot Arranger for building songs or more structured sequences

- Intern BPM/Clock function with Divide button.

 This ensemble cannot be opened in N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER ! You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above to make it works.
Note : it works fine with REAKTOR 6.

 REQUIREMENTS

- A MAC or a PC with the full version of Native Instruments REAKTOR 5.9.2 or REAKTOR 6,
- A screen resolution of a minimum of 1920x1200 megapixel for a full display on screen of the instrument. SUBSTANZ measure 1665x977 megapixel.
- Intel Core 2 Duo equivalent must be enough with 4 GB of Ram. To give an idea this ensemble has been created on a 2,7 Ghz Intel Core i7.
- CPU usage : Around 16% and 27% with a 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16G Ram and Reaktor 5.
- An internet connection to download the files and potential updates.
All sounds directly record from Reaktor. No mastering effects (compressor/limiter) have been applied on these demo tracks.
RUIDOZ, the mad sample mangler is back with new sounds and enhanced features !
RUIDOZ V.2 is a beat generator based on the randomization of samples events. This sound design instrument can create rhythmical sequences and a wide variety of sound textures.
It’s also a collection of 340 micro samples that aim to be part of rhythmic kits.

RUIDOZ is organized with a step sequencer that triggers one sound on every gate events. Nothing new here, apart that when the random mode is enable, this process creates an interesting flux of sample changes.
An ADSR enveloppe, a filter, an auto pan, a compressor and a reverb are here to sculpt the basic shapes. 
These mutant sequences can also be manipulated in realtime with the 2 included Auto FX.  Every effect processors have 2 parameters which can be modulated and these modulations can be recorded in live.

Included in the ensemble, a collection of 340 sound samples. Compared to the previous version, it’s an addition of 212 new pieces of electric charges, of liquid flows, of wood and metallic impacts…
All is ready for producing original glitchy beats, noisy percussions rhythms and either soundscapes, HUD sounds, semi harmonic phrases and mechanical riffs.

RUIDOZ comes with a consequent bulk of presets.
13 Banks and 354 snapshots in total, to get detailed examples of how it sounds and of instant materials for your productions.
This percussive virtual machine could answer to your needs if you want to add originals and randoms colors to your music. 

For exemple, RUIDOZ can take place on the background of your main beat (Kick+Snare) or is well suited for building a rhythmical base that will transform the atmosphere of your whole track, especially if you are looking for unstable grooves, wonky beats, multi percussion lines with the charm of an organic resonance.

All the samples come from a huge collection of micro sampling I did over past recorded improvisation and field recordings. 
Enjoy the intuitive and compact new graphic interface which is following the original design but in a flatter way.


Genres :  Electronica - Glitch Hop - Wonky - Trap - IDM - EDM - Minimal - Ambient - Cinematic - House - Minimal - Braindance - Drum n’ Bass - Dub Step.

 UPDATES

NEW ADDITIONS in the VERSION 2.1.9 (April 2016) : 

- Pitch Step Editor : Set different pitch values (-24/+24) on every steps of the sequencer.
- Route LFO : LFO can now be routed to 3 others parameters than « Pitch » : Grain, Speed (Grain), Center (Random Mode) and Reverb (dry/wet).
- External midi trigger : when the sequencer is on pause, launch RUIDOZ gate events from external midi message (keyboard, DAW midi clips, etc..).
- Some prepared MIDI control : Control of the global pitch modulation with the Pitch wheel of your midi keyboard. The Modulation wheel is assigned to the sample selector.
- Automation ID ready for controlling Ruidoz in other DAW (Ableton, etc..) 
- Komplete Kontrol mapping and presets ready (not tested but it should work with MASCHINE too)
- A new punchy features is also hided in the RUIDOZ GUI ! A little indication : look at the screws of the bottom faceplate 

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 Normally this update will recognize all the setting (except LFO) of the banks and snapshots you created with the previous version. Visit this page if you want to know how to import your banks and snapshots : Reaktor Snapshots
To prevent potential differences on some values (especially on the LFO), best is to back up a copy of previous RUIDOZ version.  

 FEATURES

NEW FEATURES / New in the V.2 : 

- New GUI  
- Enhanced random function with the possibilities to adjust the range of randomization of the samples selection. 
- Control Pitch envelope with LFO. 
- 4 maps (instead of only 1).
- Random map button (it’s getting really weird !). 
- Improved ADSR enveloppe.
- Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release parameters are now revealed and available. 
- Additional Auto Fx section with 8 new effects and instant launch of the effect with momentary button.

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MAIN FEATURES :

- 4 sample engines with SPEED, GRAIN, SMOOTH, PITCH parameters.
- 340 one shot samples embed in 4 maps.
- 13 Banks and 354 snapshots.
- Modulate PITCH value with a 4 shapes LFO (Pulse, Triangle, Sin and Random).
- ADSR enveloppe.
- Step sequencer with up to 16 steps - time signature from 1/1 to 1/64 - Swing & offset position -  4 directions
- 3 random modes for Sample selection, Map Selection and Random Step.
- 2 auto fx modules with X/Y surface to control parameters and playback/record functions
- 20 effects embed in Auto Fx module. (Only one can process the signal at time in each modules)
- List of effects : Scratch, Stutter, Pitchshifter, Bit Reducer, Ring Modulator, Distortion, Looper, UFO, Space, Reflection, Feedback, Resonator, Freq Mod, Flanger, Vowel, Phaser, Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass and Reverse.
- Auto Pan Stereo
- Compressor
- Space Reverb
- Main Filter with 7 modes and controlled by aX/Y axis pad.
- View B with a compact interface, essential control elements, Bank and Snapshot browser knobs.
 This ensemble doesn't work with N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER ! You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above.
Note : it works fine with REAKTOR 6.

 REQUIREMENTS

- A MAC or a PC with the full version of Native Instruments REAKTOR 5.9.2 or REAKTOR 6,
- Intel Core 2 Duo equivalent must be enough with 4 GB of Ram. To give an idea this ensemble has been created on a 2,7 Ghz Intel Core i7.
- CPU usage : Around 11% with a 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16G Ram (Reaktor 5).
- An internet connection to download the files and potential updates.

File Type :  .ens and .pdf for the manual.
Size : 54,6MB 
All sounds directly record from Reaktor.
BLINKSONIC introduces AETØNZ, a virtual sampler synth for playing poly harmonic textures. Add new juice to your Reaktor library with this fresh instrument !
This hybrid sampler is a collection of 114 tones of various electronic and acoustic instruments.  Based on 2 resynth engines and a line of 6 effects aimed to contextualize your sound, AETØNZ shows an other way to use granular synthesis for rearranging classic analogs and digitals tones. 

By merging the 2 signals of the sampler, AETØNZ lets you create new keyboard sets with subliminal background textures. These back layer sounds are generated randomly on every notes and can produce fascinating soundscapes and experimental timbres. 
As a good source of inspiration, AETØNZ comes with more than 200 snapshots on which you can improvise  in realtime and invent surprising polytonals chords.
Play further notes in scale, you get random combination of textures that stay in tune. The sound is moving .. but the harmony is still !
Sometime it sounds weird, sometime it generates rich atmospheres .. you will always get something different !

At the first sight, AETØNZ looks experimental and complex, but it’s also a compilation of sound I am using since a long time that can be played in a more classic way. It gives loads of presets with polyphonic instruments as classic keyboards, electric and acoustic bass, pads and various synths.
I had tried to gather the most representative kind of tones inside.  All the base samples come from different sources : my own acoustic instruments (guitar, bass), MC 303, Crumar Bit 99, Juno 106, TE OP-1,Yamaha RM1X, one shots resamples of instruments i found in some of my favorite tracks… but mainly it comes from textures I builded from scratch with my audio editing software.

AETØNZ is also a funny graphic experience, with its constant flashed visuals feedbacks, an original flat GUI design and a graphic representation of each effect parameters.
Use it in your composition projects for movies, games or any soundtracks. You can get quick result if you are looking for a base of inspiration or if you want to add some crazyness over your tracks.


Genres :  Electronica - Glitch Hop - Wonky - Trap - IDM - EDM - Minimal - Ambient - Cinematic - House - Minimal - Braindance - Drum n’ Bass - Dub Step.

 UPDATES

 VERSION 1.2.2 (April 2016) : 

- Enhanced resolution for the filter depth of the Delay 
- Automation ID ready for controlling Aetønz in other DAW (Ableton, etc..) 
- Komplete Kontrol mapping and presets ready (not tested but it should work with MASCHINE too) 
- Now "Scale" and "Root Note" are independent from snapshots changes.

 FEATURES

- 2 decks tones arrangers in which you can define the loop position (kind of oscillator) with precise pitch/tune definition.
- 2 maps with 114 originals one-shot samples.
- 9 banks with 207 snapshots in total. 
- 1 stereo mixer to adjust the level of each decks.
- Tønz button : To enable instant randomisation of the sample selection on every gate events (notes on/off).
- ADSR enveloppe.
- Low/Highpass filter with the « Cutoff « parameter slaved to an LFO (4 shapes : Pulse, Triangle, Sin and Random).
- Shaper/overdriver.
- Tremolo.
- Vibrato.
- Filter Delay with the « Time » parameter slaved to an LFO (4 shapes : Pulse, Triangle, Sin and Random).
- Space Reverb.
- Normalizer.
- Hold Keys button (latch). 
- Scale quantizer with 17 scales.
- Root scale note selector.
- Bank and snapshots browser knobs.
- Original Flat GUI with graphic representation of parameters and various values indicators.
- 2 screen views ( switch A/B in Reaktor) : Desk view and Synth view.
 This ensemble cannot be opened in N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER ! You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above to make it works.
Note : it works fine with REAKTOR 6.

 REQUIREMENTS

- A MAC or a PC with the full version of Native Instruments REAKTOR 5.9.2 or REAKTOR 6,
- Intel Core 2 Duo equivalent must be enough with 4 GB of Ram. To give an idea this ensemble has been created on a 2,7 Ghz Intel Core i7.
- CPU usage : Around 11% with a 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16G Ram (Reaktor 5).
- An internet connection to download the files and potential updates.

File Type :  .ens and .pdf for the manual.
Size : 28,1MB 
All sounds directly record from Reaktor. No mastering effects (compressor/limiter) have been applied on these demo tracks.
Ruidoz is a sample based virtual machine for making beats or soundscapes. 
This audio mangler consist on 127 shorts electric, liquid and metallic samples, played in a random mode or in single mode. 
All are processed by 4 lines of effects ( multi, filter, looper and reverb) and launched with a step sequencer.
Ruidoz aimed to be played live or for producing strange rythmic patterns.

You can find an archive of this first release in the User library.
For those who enjoyed the concept, there's only one step for casting a glance on the version 2 .
USER LIBRARY TESTIMONIALS :

Alex Fiorentino :
"Great tool for sample designing and loop creation."

Jaroslaw Iwanoczko :
"One from MUST HAVE ensembles".

David DeLizza  :
"Holy crap i just generated a whole folder of HUD sounds in like 5 minutes."

Jason Leiter :
"it inspired ideas almost instantly ."

Lars Bo Hermansen :
"Super GUI and Samples."
 This ensemble doesn't work with N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER ! You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above.
Note : it work fine with REAKTOR 6.
File Type : Zip file with  .ens  (Available on the Reaktor User Library).
Size : 15,6MB 
Need : NI REAKTOR 5/6*
Originally, this ensemble and snapshots were created by Michael Novak, a member of the Reaktor User Library.
I was looking for a model of ensemble that emulate vintage synthesizer with the goal of creating an original GUI following the original design. 
I have not created the instrument but I conducted a research in order to approach similar appearance of the hardware synth, and give detailed graphic elements for each functions.
Because the original design is huge, the commands of the synth are divided into two panels, so you need to switch A/B :

A : BASS + STRING + POLY SYNTHESIZER
B : PHASESHIFTER/OUTPUT MIXER + LEAD SYNTHESIZER

Click the  SCREENSHOTS tab above, to see how it looks.
For more information about this famous vintage synth, you have an excellent article on this page.
 This ensemble doesn't work with N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER ! You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above.
Note : it work fine with REAKTOR 6.
File Type : Zip file with  .ens  and .txt manual (Available on the Reaktor User Library).
Size : 1,7MB 
Need : NI REAKTOR 5/6*

FAQ

  Are Blinksonic's ensembles are compatible with the free Reaktor Player ?
NO. All the ensembles don't work with N.I. REAKTOR PLAYER. You need a full version of REAKTOR 5.9.2 or above. 
Note : it works fine with REAKTOR 6.
  I want to buy a product from blinksonic.com but is it safe ?
Even if blinksonic.com URL shows it's not SSL certificated, all the payments and exchanged datas during purchase are secured and encrypted. The whole process is relayed and managed by Gumroad. If you want to know more about how they do visit this page :
Buying on Gumroad
  How to record my license key ?
License key is provided by Gumroad for launching potential verification API. It aims to monitor if you don't share the download link with other users. It means that as far as you purchase and download, no worry , the registration is done.
   Is refund is possible ?
Unfortunately, no refund possible as mentioned in the license agreement and all the informations of the site. This rules applies to all Blinksonic products from the moment there is a purchase / download, and in order to prevent piracy. It's highly recommanded to download the manuals and to listen audio demos before any purchase if you have any doubts.
   How do I open my ensemble or install it ?
Blinksonic° ensemble are like Word documents, you can open them directly by double clicking on them. If you use a DAW (Ableton, Logic, etc..) you need to open the ensemble from Reaktor. There's different way to do that. Look inside the "Application reference" in the Help section of Reaktor.  It explains how to manage directories/folders. 
But the most direct way would be this one : 
- in the browser on the left, click the DISK tab
- then you can explore on your disk, following the folder which contains your ensembles.
Note : In any cases, when Reaktor is open, you can drag and drop the ensemble from your folder inside Reaktor.

For NI MASCHINE and KOMPLETE install, follow the two links below. Both pages explains how to integrate your Reaktor ensembles and where to  copy your files :

KOMPLETE KONTROL series

- MASCHINE integration
  Can I open my own samples in Blinksonic ensembles?
YES. Of course it’s possible to add  your own samples collection. Blinksonic° samplers are based on the inbuild Reaktor sampler modules.
You can use the sample map tool. Before importing your samples, it’s highly recommended to backup your files.
An analysis data can overwrite the original head data files of other softwares, and convert your files to 16 bits from 24 bits.

WHAT THEY SAY !

BABY KRUGER
Sound Designer and Composer. Somewhere in Space, Belgium.
baby kruger/soundcloud
"I use it as much for my work as sound designer as in my electronic creations. Excellent tool to renew my soundbanks. The combo samples/FX/GUI is effective, coherent and powerfull.  As soon as I got it in hand, I played for hours, and managed to produce incredible textures, and insane beats."
PAUL PEANUTS / BANDITOS
Minimal/Ambient Techno Producer and Mastering Enginer, Paris, France.
nubroduction.com
"At the opening of BLINKSONIC instruments, we fall into a beautiful, simple and colorful universe. The interface is rich with features but gives an immediate interactivity.
I always enjoyed to use algorithms for generating random environments and loops inside my main mix. With Duoz° bundle, it’s very easy to create either deep and surprising atmos even sharp beats. The effects section, with its LFO’s can quickly give a great dimension to the sound, and the fast access on the envelopes and all the rest of the parameters.. it’s pure happiness !  I mostly use AETØNZ in studio, but it is possible that RUIDOZ becomes part of a forward live setup."
PAUK
IDM Electronica - Monome Community, Barcelona, Spain.
pauk.org
"It’s been a pleasure to discover this awesome Reaktor instrument!  I’m always behind glitchy stuff and extreme fx devices to enrich my compositions, and Ruidoz is going to help a lot on this process. The integrated effects are pretty cool, specially the reverb but the samples included are awesome, all together makes Ruidoz one of my new favorite ensembles."
RICHARD DEVINE
Glitch/Electronica Composer, Sound Designer & Audio Hi-Tech Guru. Atlanta, US.
devinesound.net soundcloud
"The RUIDOZ Reaktor instrument is absolutely wicked, it is one of the most interesting rhythmic generative ensembles I have ever used. The GUI is very clean and the internal sounds are incredible. Very inspired ! "
SUBJEX
Transhuman IDM Producer - Mastering Enginer - Bedroom Research Label Owner, Lille, France.
Subjex/bandcamp
"Really impressed by the very clever way the instruments are designed. It's not about the latest spectral algorithm of the future but about a very efficient combination of stuff we already know to work well.
The result is a great workflow and a great output. In no time i found myself generating and controlling awesome glitchy loops or melodies that several time got me "ah this is - insert the name of a great idm band - ".
Special mention to the included banks, also simple but cleverly crafted to work with the machines... working so well i still havent even tried to load some of my owns haha i love machines that are on par with my lazyness!    "
KRIKOR / CRACKBOY
Electronic / Microhouse DJ Producer, Paris, France
Krikor/soundcloud
" I love AETONZ for creating soundscapes. I manage to find environments very quickly. The edition is very convenient and the interface super intuitive ! Good source to be resampled as I like to re-texture and degrade it with 12 bits quality. May a bit crusher would be a great addition for an update ! "
GUI and Sound Design by Sylvain STOPPANI. All rights reserved. Blinksonic © 2016