Reaktor Spiral Sequencer Tutorial
I know I am not alone in having experienced wanting to use one of the many offerings within Reaktor only to be thwarted before I can even get started. Some people are frustrated easily and give up. Others persevere and end up discovering new things that they can’t seem to live without in the studio. But not everyone has the time and/or patience to figure it all out through trial and error. Luckily, we have great humans like Brent Kallmer to share wisdom and knowledge in regards to using something like the REaktor Spiral sequencer.
This lesson does a few things, and is presented in an unexpected way. It begins with loading an ensemble with the Akkord synth and a step sequencer. The step sequencer is removed, via the structure view, and replaced with an instance of the Reaktor Spiral sequencer. It is not routed in the traditional manner, but rather through a drop down menu found on the Properties Connect tab under the MIDI out heading.
So setting up the Reaktor Spiral sequencer in such a way allows you to see how to set it up to control a synth, and let’s you get started right away making noise by having Akkord already loaded. It also provides you with the knowledge of how to swap out any sequencer and replace it with Spiral, which is something you may elect to do often now that you know how to use it!
The Reaktor Spiral sequencer offers a new approach to sequencing synths. With it’s unique circular layout and many options of how you can control and manipulate the notes and chords, it is sure to inspire and motivate you to record plenty of new ideas. It is a great tool to get you into the experimental mood and really break away from the normal routines of your established workflows.
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