How to Use Multiple Reaktor Effects as a Plugin
We have already shown you how to use Reaktor as an effects plugin, so it is now time to take that to the next logical level and share how to use multiple Reaktor effects as one plugin. It’s actually a pretty simple process. You need to keep in mind how audio signals flow in order to achieve the results you want when combining multiple effects together. And you also need to be ok with doing a little bit of basic wiring in Structure mode. That’s it. It really is that simple. Let’s take a quick look at how it’s done.
Begin by loading up some audio in your DAW. For this lesson I have selected a simple vocal sample of a man saying, “Amazing”.
Now all you need to do is load up an instance of ReaktorFX as a plugin. Once this is done you can pick the first of the Reaktor effects you would like to use.
As you may have already found out by trying to load up more than one effect, only the first one loaded is the one that is heard. But there is a way around this. And a simple one at that! Go ahead an drag in another of effect into the main window of Reaktor. As you can see I have selected Fusion Reflections and Micro Space as my first two Reaktor effects.
If you switch to Structure view, you will see why the second effect is not working on your sound. It is not even wired to anything! So we will need to do that now. Just move your second of the Reaktor effects over towards the outputs and wire the first effect’s outputs to the second effect’s inputs and then make sure that the second effect’s outputs are wired to the ensemble output. (It’s a bit confusing to read, so refer to the images below if you are at all confused by the written instructions.)
You can continue to do this as many times as your computer can handle. For this lesson I have combined a total of four Reaktor effects (Fusion Reflections > Micro Space > Spring Tank > Frequency Shifter), and my audio sample now sounds like this…
Obviously you can do a whole lot with this little bit of knowledge, so I hope you have fun experimenting and stumble upon all kinds of great combinations. As always, we’d love to hear what you do with the things you have learned here. So feel free to pass along your sounds!
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