Price paid: $450
Calling up presets and playing right of the bat is easy. But getting down to the nitty gritty and realizing the true genius of Reaktor takes some time. There are great core tutorials that will open some huge doors as far as usability goes. My only beef is that you can't used pro tools as a sequencer, but Cubase will work for that.
The best sounding synth software out there! Hands down. I've tried Reason, Sampletank, even used a buddies Motif for a couple days, and kept going back to Reaktor. The quality of sound is amazing, and the ability to fidget with the structure of each synth is beyond compare to anything else. Every nuance of each synth, whether it's a drum machine, sound generator, sequencer or effect patch is completely controllable. You can actually enter the core design of each sunth and move wires around, change types of eq's, change compressors, basically, anything you want. It's got amazing sound quality.
This is the most well built program I've used. It sucks up quite a bit of CPU, but the results are well worth it.
Absolutely got nothin but love for Reaktor, it's opened some crazy production doors that just weren't possible before this program. Thank god for native instruments.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: locar ( 7-, 2005)