Reaktor Sessions

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:33 am

Im downloading the deno now, and have a few questions.


I dont have any interest in building synths, hence the reason im looking at Sessions. Is there a big library of (pref free) synths available? Are they any good, or amateur rubbish?

How stable is it in Orion Platinum? I had a lot of trouble with Carbon last year and deleted it.

Its a lot of money, $250, is it worth it? :hihi:


Any other thoughts welcome, thanks :wink:

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:34 am

Any links to free librarys would be good too, so i can try them in the 30 day demo.

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topaz
KVRAF
4197 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:36 am

Vurt will reply soon,
you cant download anything from the lib till you are regged.

happy new year Dave ;)

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:38 am

topaz wrote:Vurt will reply soon,
you cant download anything from the lib till you are regged.

happy new year Dave ;)
Thanks mate. Is there no other stuff about apart from NI libs then?

origami
KVRAF
1959 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Valencia, Spain.

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:41 am

is it worth for 250$? well as always it depends on your needs but I'd say yes,d efinitely.

By 250$ you get a collection of great synths, from which i would point out:

Junatik: a great junoesque sounding synth, great for basses (just amazing) and abrasive pads.

Carbon and Kaleidon: brother synths with an unbelievably good filter with which you can make amazing atmospheric pads, among other things.

3x: from the user library, one of the best substractive synths I've listened to.

MS-20: a very good substractive synth that emulates the Korg.
and a list that amounts up to 20 or so great sounding synths.

I haven't regretted it.

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topaz
KVRAF
4197 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:44 am

yeh tons, Erics stuff for starters

http://ew.panicnow.net/Reaktor.htm

and Willk's stuff now free

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... ht=reaktor




Kriminal wrote:
topaz wrote:Vurt will reply soon,
you cant download anything from the lib till you are regged.

happy new year Dave ;)
Thanks mate. Is there no other stuff about apart from NI libs then?

Montana
KVRist
415 posts since 18 Dec, 2003

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:57 am

one of the ebst musical purchases I ever made. And for me it'sno even about the synths. It's about the sample manglers, rythm machines, sample machines, kick ass reverb effects, etc etc. It can do anything, from huge kicks to laien soundscapes.

Oh, and it's 179$, not 250$ ;)


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... &image.y=6

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:01 am

Montana wrote:one of the ebst musical purchases I ever made. And for me it'sno even about the synths. It's about the sample manglers, rythm machines, sample machines, kick ass reverb effects, etc etc. It can do anything, from huge kicks to laien soundscapes.

Oh, and it's 179$, not 250$ ;)


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... &image.y=6
You can use Sessions as an FX Insert/Send?

Montana
KVRist
415 posts since 18 Dec, 2003

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:06 am

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You can use Sessions as an FX Insert/Send"

uh hell yeah. You wouldnt believe the shit it can do. It can make any sound in the world. Reator has effects ensembles that load up like any other vst effect.

It has finalizers, surround reverbs, analog filter boxes, spring tank revebrs, chorus's, you name it, Reaktor can do it. Want an alien steel rain storm to envelop a flute track? Reaktor can do it. Want to make it sound like your lead synth is floating through space for forever, twisting and shimmering like a struggling minnow throughout time? REaktor can do it.

origami
KVRAF
1959 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Valencia, Spain.

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:06 am

of course, Reaktor Sessions have synths, samplers, effects...and all are great actually!

ejr
KVRist
131 posts since 31 Aug, 2001 from Towcester UK

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:19 am

I've had session for about 6 months following advise from Vurt and others on this forum and would recommend it to anyone,
There are enough worthwhile free synths/fx on the NI user library to keep anyone happy for years (literally). The quality of some of these is superb I've downloaded 2 new ones this week (Hegel and OB-Xa) and in my opinion they sound just like the moog modular and Oberheim they are emulating.
If your into 'algorythmic' / weird stuff / sample mangling its a must have.
The drum machines are excellent (especially Limelight).
I got mine off ebay for 100GBP and there's no problem with transfering ownership.
Only moan is... its CPU heavy.

cobalt
KVRist
223 posts since 2 Aug, 2004 from Boston, MA

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:07 am

I like Reaktor and would recommend it to anyone. Lots of great synths and effects. I will say that even if you don't want to build stuff, Reaktor is still more flexible than Sessions. Instead of running multiple Reaktor instances as inserts, for instance, you can run all the effects in one window with Reaktor. It has basic modules for things like mixers, etc. If you have energy XT, it's a little like that as far as modular routing goes. It's one way to save on CPU. I do recommend pumping up the sampling rate of Reaktor itself as high as is reasonable for your system (I use 88.1), because the sound becomes noticeably different substnatially better at higher sampling rates. You can set the sampling rate for Reaktor separately from that of the host.

Have fun.

-c

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spaceman
KVRAF
8391 posts since 9 Jan, 2004 from leroyaumeuni

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:00 am

there's more than enough great free synths (and fxs) in the library.. they will keep you busy for many months (years) to come
My other host is Bruce Forsyth

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bluedad
something special
8428 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:05 am

you wouldn't believe the FX! :o
they're incredible.
:love:

Sicklecell666
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6127 posts since 1 Apr, 2004 from Et in Arcadia Ego

Post Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:18 am

Krim, get onboard, man..

At the very least it'll give me a chance to answer some of YOUR questions..

Seriously, you'll dig the hell out of it, & yeah, not many problems in Orion, GREAT fx that you'll put to excellent use..

Reaktor's an awesome supplement to OPlat..

And you'll be able to use my ensembles as well..

:D

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