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Reaktor is a completely modular, real-time sound synthesis, sampling and effects software application / plug-in. It fuses all audio applications into a single, versatile and powerful tool. Musicians, producers and sound designers are all catered to by the very broad range of instruments and sounds already included. With an open engine architecture, the potential for building your own highly individual instruments is endless.
- Completely modular, real-time sound synthesis, sampling and effects software.
- Over 60 unique synths, samplers, drum machines and effects providing thousands of sounds.
- Includes free access to the NI Online User Library to download more than 2100 additional instruments.
- Preset morphing and preset randomization.
- Pre-designed building blocks for easy construction of individual instruments and effects.
- The latest, high-end algorithms deliver pristine sound.
- Reaktor Core Technology allowing low level, custom module design.
- 'skinability' of all instrument control elements.
- Multi-breakpoint envelopes with slope control, tempo grid and looping.
- Live sampling and effect modules with auto-normalisation and tempo-synchronous beat juggling.
Reviewed By TokyoMind
January 6, 2018
It's a awesomeness sound effect plugin. We have choose Reaktor 6 for new track in this year. Main style is dance music tracks.Read more
Reviewed By arturmeinild
June 6, 2017
Complete modular studio, endless possibilities (especially with the new "blocks" format), tons of user content and continuous support. It's really a no-brainer as part of the Komplete bundle, which is very reasonably priced with it's upgrade path.Read more
Reviewed By SODDI
March 23, 2016
User since version 3.I can't remember. I am underwhelmed. There is nothing far out, nothing earth-shaking, nothing worthy of a new version in this new version. The new "boxes" are pretty-looking simplified versions of old builds. No new FX, just the standard delays and reverbs. Plus they changed the graphics interface, rendering it pretty much unusable for experienced builders.
Horrible sloppy installation, strewing program files across 4 directories and subdirectories (or more, I haven't unveiled all the horrors of where the installation put what). This is NI's very worst installation - even worse than Kontakt's. And what makes it worse is that if you TRY to do file maintanance and make things easier for you, 9 times out of 10 Reaktor will no longer read those files - because NI set up that installation exactly that way and how dare you try to do it your way.
So if your idea of electronic music creation is bland, ordinary sounds and endless, frustrating file maintanance - you're gonna lose files - Reaktor 6 is the VST for you.
I'm going to go back to 5. I DO have far-out things there.
Reviewed By lordvader48
January 8, 2007
The reality is somewhat different, however. Make no mistake - Reaktor is a truly amazing piece of technology. Reaktor may be the ultimate synthesizer construction kit.. hardware OR software. The problem is in *realizing its potential*.
Think about it for a minute: What do you get when you buy a Roland synth? Sure, you get a piece of hardware. And these days you also get some software. But you get something else: some very smart (usually Japanese) engineers spent years of their lives figuring out how to deliver the right software/hardware implementation to make a really great musical INSTRUMENT. THIS is the part that Reaktor doesn't provide.
Does NI provide a bunch of really great-sounding, MUSICAL factory ensembles with R5? No, not really. There are some awfully good ones, like the Junatik synth, the SpaceMaster reverb, the GrainState synth, and a few others. But most of the NI "factory ensembles" are novelties, good for making stunning squeaks and squonks that sell software, but not much use for making music.
What about the vaunted "user library"? Again, there's not that much there after you spend some time looking at it. Why? Because musical instrument design is hard, and the user ensembles (like the factory ensembles) lack the man-years of talented effort that it would take to make really great-sounding, useful Reaktor instruments.
If you are a talented instrument designer and you have lots of time, there's no doubt that Reaktor 5 will deliver incredible results for you. If you need usable synth/sampler sounds in the near future, you are much better off if you AVOID the abyss that is... Reaktor 5.Read more
Reviewed By jopy
January 4, 2006
It is an incredible package straight out of the box if you're willing to take the time to learn about all the elements of the program. The included instruments keep getting better with each new release, including five of the better soft synths (SubHarmonic, Carbon2, TwoOsc, Skrewell, and FM4) four of the better effects (FlatBlaster, SpaceMaster, Grainstates, and Lurker), three of the better rhythm machines (Massive, NewSkool, and Sinebeats) and three of the better sample transformer/playback machines (Travelizer, Scenario, RandomStepShifter) for my purposes on the market.Read more