How to use Reaktor Resochord to Make Music out of Beats
This is a simple enough process, and if you have been using Reaktor for a while now, you have probably experimented with similar things. But something as simple as a basic beat can become the foundation of a whole song just by running it through the Reaktor Resochord instrument. The trick with using Reaktor for this kind of thing is usually knowing when to stop. Too much processing often times means losing potential audience members, for any number of reasons. Luckily, this technique is not as overwhelmingly drastic and can therefore be used with great success in many music genres and styles. Many remixes use similar ideas to produce their results.
The basic idea of using the Reaktor Resochord to process beats is simple. Create a beat, route it into Resochord, via a bus so you can use the sidechain feature, and begin to manipulate it through introducing musical chords. You can change things up on-the-fly during live performances or by programming MIDI notes in the studio. Using MIDI to control the effects of Reaktor Resochord is probably the way most people would choose to use it, as it gives you so much more control over the outcome.
This video was made a couple of years ago, and the resolution is really not very good. But it is still easy enough to follow along with is you just launch Reaktor Resochord and take a closer look at the interface and options available. The program itself hasn’t changed so all of the information and ideas shared in this tutorial are still valid and relevant.
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