THE FINGER is opening up new ways for intuitive sound mangling, live remixing, and advanced tempo-synced effects processing – in the studio or on stage. And since it is powered by the free KORE PLAYER, everybody can immediately use this outstanding multi-effect without the need to buy KORE, REAKTOR or another NI product.
THE FINGER provides more than 40 effects including real-time samplers/transformers (e.g. loop, re-arrange, reverse, scratch, heavy granular effects etc.), as well as filters, gaters, delays, reverbs, distortion, wave shapers, ring modulation and many others. Each effect has two parameters controlled by velocity or mod wheel, and is tempo-synced to a master clock or the tempo of your audio host. The KORE PLAYER user interface allows for even further tweaking via the Macro Controls.
Real-Time Playability via Keyboard
The main advantage of THE FINGER is the ability to trigger effects via MIDI keyboard (or the “piano roll” in a sequencer). Four octaves of MIDI notes have a specific effect per sound with their own settings assigned to each. The order you trigger the notes is the order the effects get layered in, so chains can be arranged and re-arranged in no time. Make the last key a loop effect, and you can continue the chain from there, endlessly. This allows you to “play” and improvise with effects just like with a “real” instrument. When used within a host sequencer as an effects plug-in, you can record your playing as MIDI in the piano roll editor allowing to edit your effect chains in a much simpler way.
The potential for creative audio mayhem is pretty much inexhaustible, and it has never been more fun – that is the power of THE FINGER.
More Power For Reaktor
Besides the possibility to use THE FINGER out of the box (with the free KORE PLAYER or KORE 2), it can also be loaded into REAKTOR 5, where an individual user interface is available allowing you to setup custom effects to any MIDI note.