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  • Created by the father of REAKTOR
  • 2nd interface view for advanced tweaking
  • Powerful morphing feature


SKANNER XT is a raucous and exciting synth from the creator of REAKTOR. Part sampler, part synth, SKANNER XT offers a broad range of sounds - from big and nasty basses to celestial pads and intriguing, morphing soundscapes.

Highly unpredictable, this instrument delivers an edge to your productions that no other synth can. SKANNER XT runs in REAKTOR PLAYER or the full REAKTOR version, and is also optimized for easy browsing from the MASCHINE hardware.


SKANNER XT is built on unique synthesis architecture, developed by Stephan Schmitt - the father of REAKTOR. SKANNER XT ingeniously mixes sampler and synthesizer, two oscillators ‘scan’ a sample.

At low frequencies you get the ‘scratch’ sound of the sample being read back and forth, while at higher frequencies the dominant force is the oscillators being shaped by the sample waveform.


Despite the complex synthesis going on under the hood, SKANNER XT couldn’t be easier to use. Two views offer different levels of interaction: The ‘A’ view features the preset morpher and four macro controls — even subtle tweaks can create dramatic changes. Assign controls to the global LFO and hear SKANNER XT bring the wobble.

If you want to dig deeper into the architecture of SKANNER XT, the ’B’ view provides access to more detailed parameters. Assign the Macro controls to multiple parameters, and fine-tune the sound in detail. Use SKANNER XT with REAKTOR 5.6 or higher and you can replace the included samples with your own —discover their sonic potential when they get skanned.


At the heart of the interface is the Morph control - morph between eight different snapshots for evolving sounds that are unworldly and extreme - perfect for forward-thinking sound designers and producers of cutting-edge electronic music.

The controls include morphing speed and LFO modulation – jam and morph from one extreme to another, and capture your performance in your DAW.*


Product type KOMPLETE Instrument
Number of Sounds 296
Sound Categories Pads, Soundscapes, Bass, Lead, Keys, SFX, Chiptune, Motion
For use with: Free REAKTOR PLAYER or REAKTOR (both version 5.6.2 or higher).
Download size (Mac / PC) 216 MB / 219 MB
User Manual: Download Manual


Check out the full range of REAKTOR-based products for use with the free REAKTOR PLAYER or REAKTOR:

RAZOR - an innovative, additive synthesizer.

REAKTOR PRISM - a unique polyphonic instrument.

THE FINGER - a distinctive multi-effect unit.

REAKTOR SPARK - a highly dynamic synthesizer.

THE MOUTH - a sound controlled synthesizer.

* Please note that the position of the morph control is not saved when saving a preset.
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