With the new MRX90, James Peck shows us another beautiful free Reaktor 6 tape-like effect processor that adds saturated goodness to your tracks
Reaktor is one of the most beautiful software synth platforms out there. Not only because you have endless possibilities, but also thanks to its huge community. In the Reaktor user library, you will find an incredible amount (5000+) of instruments, effects, and modules that can be download for free. They range from classic to experimental synths, unique effects up to inspiring new blocks for R6. It takes months to try them all out. In this huge number of available user ensembles, there are of course repetitions and then but also real pearls.
One of these is MRX-90 from James Peck, the same developer who released the great VHS Audio Degradation Suite or the lovely Bluewave subtractive synth. Both amazing free ensembles. With the MRX-90, he released another free tape-like effect processor for Reaktor. The ensemble does not attempt to recreate any known tape or tape recorder from the past.
It is described as a 2-knob tape-like audio effect that provides a quick and easy way to add some color to your tracks. The interface is simple, has only two colorful knobs, and stands out with a cassette look. You can’t do anything wrong here and you don’t need to read a manual.
The “noise” knob adds in classic tape noise, gated to the strength of the signal. The second knob is called “Age” and compresses, filters out the high end, and adds some lovely wow and flutter effects.
MRX90 by James Peck is available now as a free Reaktor 6 FX ensemble from the Native Instruments user library. Reaktor 6.3.0 is required.
More information here: Native Instruments User library (partner link)