You may recall our review of Reaktor (Oct 2001), we were suitably impressed with the huge possibilities in synthesis it has to offer. However, for those of you that don't like to tinker under the hood and build ensembles from scratch, Native Instruments have just the thing:
The REAKTOR User Library is celebrating an impressive milestone: More than
1,000 REAKTOR ensembles have been uploaded since its inception five years
ago. Just as NATIVE INSTRUMENTS was about to celebrate the thousandth
upload, a busy REAKTOR user uploaded yet another ensemble.
As more and more REAKTOR users around the world have been sharing their
cabled creations, the User Library has quickly developed into the world's
largest collection of synthesizers, effects, drum machines, samplers, and
eccentric audio machines. All registered REAKTOR users can freely download
and upload from the daily-growing User Library.
To mark the post-millennial occasion, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS is happy to offer
a special ensemble as a free download. OKI COMPUTER is an innovative
"retro computer sound emulator" that not only recreates the classic sounds
of the c64-generation, but also pumps out squelchy basses and tricky
More information and the ensemble can be found at