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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 06, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $449.00 to buy

Editors' Review

If there were an audio equivalent to Legos, it would be modular synthesis. Using that model, Native Instruments' Reaktor gives you the ability to dream up and piece together your own Frankenstein synths, samplers, and effects. Reaktor sports a clean layout with a whole gaggle of knobs, sliders, and buttons. The sound quality of the demo modules is breathtakingly dense and clear. Loading up any of the modules and playing with them for a few minutes quickly gives you an idea of how versatile this program can be. It works well with a host program via VST 2.0, Audio Units, and DXi plug-ins or as a standalone application via ASIO or Core Audio. By creating objects, defining a set of parameters, then linking a whole series together, you can create a sampler, or a delay effect, or whatever you like. This is where the program shines. While Reaktor is mind-blowing, it does have a pretty steep learning curve. New users should look to Reaktor Sessions, which focuses on being a software instrument rather than a development environment for creating your own modules. Advanced users will be continually challenged by the freedom to create new and exciting sounds, though.
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Full Specifications

Publisher Native Instruments
Publisher web site
Release Date December 06, 2005
Date Added December 06, 2005
Version 5
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.1
Download Information
File Size 47.88MB
File Name
Total Downloads 20,888
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $449
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