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REAKTOR CORE TECHNOLOGY®

An overview of REAKTOR's signal processing platform

IN-DEPTH POSSIBILITIES

The core and primary structures
As of version 5, REAKTOR embodies the highly advanced REAKTOR Core Technology®. It represents the largest technological advance since REAKTOR was first released a decade ago. This technology opens new dimensions in sound and flexibility.

In REAKTOR 2-4 it was possible to create new instruments by combining predefined modules such as oscillators, filters or envelopes. Since version 5, REAKTOR goes one step further: The REAKTOR Core Technology® allows the construction of user defined modules. This new layer of functionality affords users control over the lowest level of signal processing within REAKTOR.

THE CORE STRUCTURE

REAKTOR Core Technology® integrates seamlessly into the existing REAKTOR structure. Alongside the familiar elements, such as instruments, macros and modules, REAKTOR 5 also has core cells which look slightly different than the normal modules but are integrated into the structure in a similar fashion. These core cells contain the essence of the core structure in the form of core macros and core modules - the smallest definable elements.

In contrast to a conventional programming language, REAKTOR 5 offers a visual design environment in which it is considerably easier to construct new instruments. Simultaneously, the integrated run-time compiler allows changes in the core structure to be auditioned instantly – an advantage that normal programming languages do not offer.

CORE CELLS

Users are now completely free to design their own filters, oscillators, shapers, delays and EQ's or completely new types of modules, thus greatly extending REAKTOR's sonic potential. There are already more than 40 new modules or "core cells" included that can all immediately be used to construct new instruments. The library of core cells is of course continually growing and the new additions will be included in the updates that registered users can download for free.

ADVANTAGES FOR PRODUCERS

REAKTOR Core Technology® offers musicians a lot of sonic perspectives. A number of instruments designed using the Core Technology are included in the library and a lot more are on the way. Expect innovative instrument concepts as well as high-end sound quality.

ADVANTAGES FOR INSTRUMENT DESIGNERS

Instrument designers benefit greatly from REAKTOR Core Technology®:

The core cells extend the range of functions, sound and controllability. They can be patched together with other modules and macros within REAKTOR's structure. This allows new instruments to be constructed, even if you don't possess a deep understanding of Core Technology. The library will be constantly expanded and other designers are also sure to share their core cells in the online User Library.

ADVANTAGES FOR DSP DESIGN

REAKTOR Core Technology® also presents profound new possibilities for both DSP experts and beginners. It offers an extremely versatile visual design environment which fuses seamlessly into the REAKTOR application and enables the construction of low-level content.

REAKTOR Core Technology® employs a different and a more visually intuitive concept than generic procedural programming languages such as C. This approach brings some distinct advantages and makes it a better choice for a large number of sound processing applications. This is further strengthened by the integrated run-time compiler which allows designs to be tested immediately and ensures automatic portability to all REAKTOR compliant platforms.

REAKTOR CORE VS C++ IMPLEMENTATION

GETTING STARTED

To get you off to a flying start with the new technology, there is a separate REAKTOR Core Manual included.

DSP ARTICLES

ADVANTAGES FOR ACADEMIA & EDUCATION

The REAKTOR Core Technology® is also of particular interest for matters of an educational and academic nature. The combination of a visual approach, typical for signal processing diagrams, with a set of low-level primitives allowing the user to go to the deepest level of basic operations lends itself extremely well to explaining the theory of synthesis and signal processing.

Native Instruments would like to support initiatives in schools and universities that seek to use the advantages of digital sound production in improving the quality of research and instruction.

Find out more about our special academic licensing deals...