Using the Automation Module (5.9.2 update)
In this video, we’ll cover the very basics of the brand new Automation module in Reaktor 5.9.2
In order to use the Automation module, you must host Reaktor inside a DAW. In this video, I’ll use Ableton Live since it’s the host I’m most familiar with.
The Automation module can record data to your DAW, and play it back as well. There are 3 inputs to use – Touch, Value, and Trigger. To send a value to your host, you must first set Touch equal to 1, and set the Value input, which is the data that will be recorded.
Finally, the module must be triggered. If the Touch input is set to 1, but you aren’t using the Trigger input, the DAW will continuously receive the last Value that was sent before the last Trigger event.
For this reason, we want to create a setup that sets Touch to 1 for a short period of time after an event is received, but not so long that the DAW continues to record data long after you’ve stopped trying to send it. For this purpose we can use the Hold module.
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