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Charlietron
i bought the damn thing(reaktor 5) about a year ago and i still havent figured it out. do you know any good sites, any tips, i dont know if there are any good books, that you know that would help me build and understand how all the little modules work with each other... im still reading both manuals but its kinda hard to understand them when you are not actually building anything(except for that subtractive synth in the manual which left me wondering where to go from there)... at least for me. HELP!!
antennafarm
it really helps to dissect other modules. look through the instruments that come with it and take advantage of NI's site -- some of the user instruments are lame or downright shitty, but some are phenomenal!

remember which inputs you're using, too. i've spent a lot of time frustrated just because i forgot that something was using a hz scale instead of a note scale (so, like, i'd be sending it values 1-127 instead of something like 2000!).
deastman
Peter Dines has a site with a bunch of Reaktor tutorials:
http://reaktortips.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial
Charlietron
thanks!! deastman
i also found this link in the Peter Dines for anyone who is looking for stuff like me
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Reaktor/Tutorials
ew
antennafarm's got the right idea. Reverse engineering ensembles that you like is the best way to figure out what's going on.

Reaktor's going to take time, no matter how you do it. I built my first synth within two days after getting Reaktor; the first good one took close to two years. YMMV...

ew
slovo
Agreed. Start with two ensembles -- the simplest one you can find, and an empty ensemble. Start hooking up modules to copy someone else's work. It's just about the only way to get a feel for how things work. I found the biggest difficulties for me were just stupid stuff like setting up ins and outs and note triggers to get a simple oscillator that would respond to a range of midi controls. It's not very user-friendly at first but once you get going, the sky's the limit! It's so much fun, don't give up! Oh, and if you need help, ask around, NI's forum is good, and I'm willing to help out too. I never would've gotten anywhere with Reaktor back in the day without my irc buddies helping out.
wetterberg
rule number one:: SCREW THE MANUAL. NI has never had any interest in supporting Reaktor for some reason, reverse-engineering is the ONLY way to work.

having said that it's DAMNED fun. and yes setting up midi controls is lame... much easier in MaxMSP... but I won't try to pitch that to ya wink
arachnaut
I see this has not been updated for a while.

Don Philips has a great set of tutorials on Reaktor:

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/courses/native-reaktor-5-masterclas s-learn/

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/courses/reaktor-core-masterclass/

I am beginning to make some videos on YouTube, but they are rather 'extreme' and not for the casual viewer.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkVtQylgWRLIfkz8CwDaUTQ
Moon Indigo
arachnaut wrote:
I see this has not been updated for a while.

Don Philips has a great set of tutorials on Reaktor:

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/courses/native-reaktor-5-masterclas s-learn/

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/courses/reaktor-core-masterclass/

I am beginning to make some videos on YouTube, but they are rather 'extreme' and not for the casual viewer.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkVtQylgWRLIfkz8CwDaUTQ


Are the Don Philips videos still useful for R6?
ignatius
every time i use reaktor i struggle w/the file system navigation and saving snapshots etc.. i hate it.. i want it to die a horrible death.

it's such a powerful platform but i feel like i'm fumbling around in cascading windows of death.
ZooTooK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpu34vfWji0

Not a complete turorial on Snapshots but at least a starting point. It's not too bad for simple ensembles but it's important to keep it simple for ensembles with many instruments making one instrument a master helps. Reading the manual is well worth for Reaktor in general...
HowDoIKnow
I just got R6 on the 50% off..and found the old Wizzo Len Sasso book for R3 officially on-line Get it here.

Clearly, things have moved on in leaps and bounds, but the basic premise must be the same....

hdik
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