The instrument lets you use field recordings and samples as the building blocks for an entire track.

Native Instruments has released its latest product, a unique instrument for Reaktor developed by musical polymath Tim Exile.

Flesh was inspired by Exile’s own custom looping and improvising instrument for Reaktor, and turns any rhythmic sample into everything you need to make a full production, including bassline, chords, melodies and more.

“I was missing a way to make harmonic and melodic material in a live, improvised scenario,” Exile explains in a press release. “I wanted something that would empower me to create expressive and dynamic sounds which fit in perfectly with whatever was going on at the time.”

As the video below demonstrates, Flesh lets you feed up to 12 samples or field recordings into the instrument, which then sends them to four audio engines for re-synthesizing: sample engine, monosynth engine, polysynth engine and subsynth engine.

Native Instruments says that Flesh is designed to be fun and easy-to-use, and also features an effects section and a modulation page for adding motion to your sounds.

Flesh is available now from Native Instruments, and costs £89/$99. If you don’t have Reaktor 6, you can still run it with the free Reaktor 6 Player – watch it in action below.

Earlier this year FACT TV visited Exile at home to hear about his custom-built Flow Machine.



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