SKANNER is the holiday gift for you from Native Instruments: Stephan Schmitt’s raucous and exciting new synth is available for download now. SKANNER can be used either with the latest version (5.6.2) of the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER, or REAKTOR 5.6.2. Play samples like a synth – SKANNER will rip through your holiday lethargy.
Stephan Schmitt – the father of REAKTOR, always brings something new to the table. This time it’s SKANNER – a powerful REAKTOR synth built on unique synthesis architecture.
SKANNER ingeniously mixes sampler and synthesizer. The two oscillators ‘scan’ a sample; at low frequencies you get the ‘scratch’ sound of the sample being read back and forth, while at higher frequencies the dominant force is the oscillators being shaped by the sample waveform. The resulting sounds are raw, dirty and highly unpredictable – from simple sine waves to walls of noise.