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Reaktor for Mac

By Native InstrumentsTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Reaktor

  • Create your own instruments with a variety of sound design tools.
  • Last updated on 11/8/2008
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
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

GENERAL
Release
December 6, 2005
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Version
5
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
Mac OS X 10.1
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
21,293
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3.3/5

4 User Votes


Developer's Description

Create your own instruments with a variety of sound design tools.

The Fusion of Synthesis, Sampling, Effects and Sequencing REAKTOR 5 fuses all audio applications into a single, extremely versatile and powerful tool. Musicians, producers and sound designers are all catered to by the very broad range of instruments and sounds already included. Due to the open engine architecture, the potential for building your own highly individual instruments is endless. Whether you are using the instruments from the library or creating your own, the only limit is your imagination.

REAKTOR 5 is equipped with a vast library of more than 20 impressive and innovative instruments. Powerful samplers allow far reaching granular resynthesis and the innovative effects pave the way for profound sound manipulation. The stunning array of synthesizers delivers everything from rumbling basses to searing leads and beyond. The wide range of sequenced instruments and drum machines lets you create dynamic rhythms, melodies, chord sequences and more. From authentic emulations of classic gear to bizarre, otherworldly creations; from the conventional to the controversial REAKTOR delivers.