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Native Instruments releases modular effects system Molekular

Native Instruments has released Molekular, a new Reaktor-based modular effects system created alongside German developer Zynaptiq.

Molekular features four effects slots which can house one of the system's 35 effect modules. Included modules fall into five categories: Bread And Butter, which features simple, workhorse tools, Modulation And Filters, Dynamics And Distortion, Delay, Stutter And Glitch, and Pitch And Resonator.

Alongside the effects, Molekular features a modulation section with a total of 16 sources. This allows the use of up to four LFOs, four step sequencers, four 'analogue modular-inspired' trigger sequencers and four Logic modules, which can be used to randomise effects. Each of these can be routed to any parameter in the effects section.

Molekular also features a Morphing Field section, which can be used to morph between, or modulate, four assignable parameters at once.

Molekular is available from the NI shop now priced at £129/$149/€149, and runs in Reaktor 5 or the free Reaktor 5 Player. Head to Native Instruments (opens in new tab) for more info.

Si Truss
Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.