Native Instruments have released REAKTOR 3, the new version of its
modular software for synthesis, sampling and effects processing.
REAKTOR 3 offers optimized performance, a redesigned user interface and
many new functions and modules.
"We listened to our customers and implemented many of the features they
were requesting", explains Stephan Schmitt, Technical Director of NI.
"Among them are Akai sample import and MP3 playback as well as
compatibility with the DXi plug-in interface and direct-to-disk recording.
the most obvious benefits result from the optimized audio engine and the
redesigned user interface."
Product Information: REAKTOR 3
REAKTOR is a complete sound design studio with almost endless
possibilities for producing and performing music. High quality signal
processing algorithms and the 32-bit floating point precision of REAKTOR's
audio engine guarantee sound quality of the highest standard. The
steadily growing REAKTOR libraries contain hundreds of different
instruments with thousands of presets for incredible sound generation and
audio processing possibilities. Since everything is completely modular in
REAKTOR, any instrument can be modified or completely redesigned.
REAKTOR 3 features an optimized audio engine with increased performance on
all computers and supports the SSE and AltiVec instruction sets on PIII
and G4 processors. The completely redesigned user interface offers new and
more flexible panel-elements, the option to chose the panel colour, an
improved handling of the dialogues for module properties and snapshots
properties drag & drop for files.
REAKTOR 3 supports many interfaces including DXi . In addition the new
tape deck is capable of reading and writing audio files (it can even read
MP3s) directly to and from disk, while Akai samples can be read from
CD.There are a number of new modules in REAKTOR 3 including a new granular
synthesis module, which allows extreme sample manipulations and a powerful
event storage module offering a much extended sequencing support and
modules which support graphical editing of waveforms and shapes. The range
of filters will be extended with new filter types.. Support for a network
communication protocol (based on OSC) has been implemented allowing
high-speed data transmission between computers.
REAKTOR 3 is priced at $ 499.