The Lemurized Aerobic is Reaktor 5’s Aerobic ensemble adjusted to chat with your Lemur in the OpenSoundControl language. The step sequencer units are controlled via multisliders, which prove, one more time, to be perfectly suited for the job. Multiballs affect filters on the modulation page, and a miniature sequencer is at your disposal to automate modulation parameters. Mix the tracks and add some swing to your grooves within the master section, load and store your presets with the snapshot loader.
Warning : the template requires you to use Reaktor 5.1 or later.
A few tips for this template:
The first 2 interfaces of the template display all 6 tracks of the step sequencer through multisliders. The rows of switches below the multisliders turn the roll effects on or off for each step, while the range objects underneath them modify loop lengths. The switches at the bottom of the interfaces change the tempos, the colors of the switches corresponding to the colors of the tracks.
The third interface is dedicated to the modulation of the oscillators. The row of switches at the top lets you choose which of the 6 oscillator units you’ll be working on. Multiballs control filters’ frequencies and gains. If activated, the 2 multisliders at the bottom will act as sequencers setting up the amount of modulation, routed according to the parameter selected by the row of blue switches at the bottom.
The fourth interface emulates a traditional mixer, with a master fader, mute and solos buttons. Use the additional slider to add a pinch of “swing” to your grooves.
Last but not least, the fifth interface displays a block of 128 buttons, used to load and store snaphots.
Setting up the mood
There’s some setting up to be done inside Reaktor and the JazzEditor for the two beasts to go along well. First, make sure the OSC target port is 10000 (Reaktor’s default port for incoming OSC messages). You also have to activate OSC inside Reaktor 5 : this is done inside the System menu. Click on OSC Settings, the following window should appear.
The first important step is to check the Activate box to activate the OSC server hidden inside Reaktor. This will make it listen to incoming OSC messages on the local port selected on the right. The Local IP Address should already be set to your computer’s IP, change it if it isn’t. You may now type in anything you want in the Local Identifier field, as we won’t be using this info. Now hit Apply and move on to the middle part of the window.
The second thing we’ll want to do is register the Lemur as a known OSC device to Reaktor, so we can do communication in both ways. To do that, enter “Lemur” in the Identifier field, then fill out Remote IP Address with your Lemur’s IP and set the Remote Port to 8000. This is the port your Lemur listens on for OSC messages. Click Apply : Reaktor is all set.