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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Introducing SLOO - Shed Loads Of Oscillators
Published on Mar 8, 2017 Tim Exile
"SLOO - Shed Loads Of Oscillators - is a voice swarming synthesiser developed by Tim Exile."
SLOO Sound Exploration Demo
SLOO Performance Features Demo
SLOO - Adaptive Mode Demo
"The depths of the engine - how voice swarming works
Voice swarming works by generating a swarm of variations for each parameter. This swarm is controlled by the centre, pattern and amount controls. Close swarms behave more like a monosynth, distant swarms more like a polysynth. Individual parameters can swarm in different densities. For example the pitches could be very close while the filter cutoffs are far apart.
The relative positions of each voice to each other is called a swarm pattern. Swarm patterns can be randomised individually or all at once using the Randomise buttons. The last 16 randomisations are automatically stored and recalled using the History Wheel
If you'd like to dig deeper into SLOO you can read the manual here
Features at a glance
Standalone or plugin operation through Native Instruments’ Reaktor 6.1.1
103 original presets
Support for Komplete Kontrol S-series keyboards
48 parametric voices with multi-shape oscillator, FM, multimode filter and tempo-synced parametric LFO
Swarm pattern randomising with history and automation
Scales and scale automation
MacOS 10.10 onwards, Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
Windows 7, 8, 9 and 10, Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher
Installation of Native Instruments Reaktor 6.1.1 with full licence
Native Instruments Reaktor Player is not supported"