Sound Design, Workflow and Synth Creation in Reaktor
Please note that this video is an hour long, but only about 20 minutes of it is actually Reaktor instruction. The first 5 minutes, or so, are simply talking about PointBlank Online courses, as this is part of a weekly video series that they produce. The last 30 minutes of the video is some live DJ’ing. It really gets going around the 12 minute mark. It is also worth pausing and replaying the video as needed for you to be able to keep up with everything he covers in those 20 minutes, especially during the synth creation in Reaktor segment.
It begins with taking a quick look at Newscool, which is one of Reaktor’s newer grooveboxes. Showing how to use audio clips from Newscool in Reaktor to start the workflow within his DAW (Logic Pro) is just the first of many relevant insights focused on helping you use Reaktor with your DAW. Once the audio is imported into Logic, it can be sliced and manipulated any way you like. In fact, he even shows how you can quickly convert the audio to a MIDI region, essentially chopping it into a bunch of samples that you can then rearrange any number of ways to generate new and unique patterns and sequences.
After running through several different examples of Reaktor instruments, the lesson then moves into how to create a synth from scratch! Very basic in approach, but extremely helpful for those who are new to synth creation in Reaktor and the somewhat intimidating structure view where new instruments and ensembles are created. By the end of the lesson you should be able to create your very own basic synth!
If you have tutorial requests or would like to share one of your own with the rest of the world, shoot us a message and let us know what you have in mind. We especially would love to hear from folks well-versed in synth creation in Reaktor. Thanks for stopping by!