Reaktor 5 worth it?

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Postby spr » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:07 pm

There are many, many fantastic drum machines with built in sequencers. And you can attach sequencers to samplers if you like. Or just program MIDI into your sequencer with something like Memory Drum 2, like you would with Battery or Kontakt.
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Postby ThinkTanx » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:27 pm

JSRockit wrote:How are the drum machines with built in sequencers?


I really like the drum machines, particularly, Sinebeats and Massive. Massive is half sample-based, half drum-synth, so you can really get whatever you want out of it (ie. what you put in, is what you get out...). It's also got grain resynthesis, filters, envelopes, mod sequencers, etc. SineBeats is a relatively simple four-track drum synth. 3 osc's, 1 noise, 2 fx tracks w/ their own mod sequencers. I always seem to get cool shit when I program SineBeats, think Mum or Autechre-type stuff.
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Postby MarkM » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:43 am

Massive (the sample/sequencer, not the new mega soft synth) is really fantastic. I absolutely love that synth. Great for glitchy or any other style of sequenced samples. That synth alone is worth the price of Reaktor.
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Postby Caregiver » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:00 pm

Not a whole lot here I can add, but Reaktor is fantastic and yes, I think it's worth the money. I'm personally just beginning to scratch the surfact of what it will do, but one thing is for sure, the synths are absolutely amazing.
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Postby chamomileshark » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:15 pm

I'm not sure that Reaktor really has it's own sound, I used to think so but some of the new stuff built sounds somehow different. I don't use the standard synths much but the experimental stuff, the texture creators and effects make it worth while.
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Postby MrHope » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:48 am

spr wrote:Here's some Reaktor 5 in action. This is exclusively programmed in a little synth called Oki Computer 2(which is kind of a SID chip emu), with no effects applied.
http://www.reaktions.com/compilations/m ... n-7819.mp3

These are also some older pieces that heavily feature Reaktor.
http://www.shawnprussell.com/media/catalyst.mp3
http://www.shawnprussell.com/media/Blac ... 20Rain.mp3

These examples are by no means supposed to display the full range of Reaktor's possibilities though! Hopefully it will be helpful to hear stuff in musical context.
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Shawn your songs are excellent! Very high quality building and developing. Nice harmony. Very professional.

I don't know much about Reaktor, except that Bluetech uses it as his main workhorse, and I like his music. I think Shulman uses it too.
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