Dear Reaktor users, We are happy to announce the release of a beta version of our new Reaktor user library! We looked into all your major complaints and bug reports, and programmed it from scratch to greatly enhance the overall usability and design, and to make it ready for future updates and requirements. We'd also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the long standing members of the Reaktor community for your continued support over the last few years. Again, please keep in mind that this still is a beta version, we will fine-tune minor things soon, fix some bugs and add more features in the future. Please feel free to add your comments or bug reports! With that in mind, here is some information on what's new: The interface is now clearly structured and much more usable, with a grid overview with screenshots for browsing User Library files, plus an optimized detail view for your ensembles/items. You can download files directly from the overview page, no need to go to the details page. Categories have been streamlined and re-grouped into new top categories "Instruments, Effects, Other", plus tags depending on category. For now, we only re-used the tags from the previous library (and split some sub-categories into tags), with more tags to come. Feel free to check your uploads and update tags or categories, or suggest new tags in the forum! Additional sorting options - e.g. "most downloaded" (or best rated) by "all time" or "last 3 months", make it possible to see what's an all time favourite or what's trending Upload form: The upload limit is now 900 MB, if you need more, please tell us! We removed the automatic version counter/numbering, after exchanging a file or updating a text field. So you can always and freely choose a version number (free text field). This also means you can update any description, tags etc., any time, without affecting a version number. And the "updated" information on the detail page will only be updated, if you replace the file (and not when you update a text etc.) The tags are currently predefined based on the imported files, more tags to come, feel free to suggest new ones! File naming: there is no renaming of files (adding an ID to the filnename) any more When you want to replace a file, you simply replace it in the upload/edit form by deleting the previous and adding a new file, so your previous version will simply be not available any more. Rating/voting: The rating system has been completely overhauled and simplified, which makes it much more transparent: Now its a standard system, only displaying the average of all votes (1-5 stars), plus the number of votes. So there is no unpredictable background algorithm any more, which counted in the no of downloads and lead to unpredictable results You can immediately rate a file after logging in on the details page (no need to download it first), and you can re-rate it at any time (reload the page) Please note that the ratings may have slightly changed after importing the files from the previous User Library, this is due to the changed/simplified logic. Minor improvements: Facebook share button Newest comments are on top, not the end of the comment list You can listen to sound examples in a sound player (no more mp3 direct links) Open issues, to be addressed later: no help / info page yet report bug to author is missing no follow/email notification system The new library can be found here: http://www.native-instruments.com/en/community/reaktor-user-library/ We hope you'll enjoy the new library, and are waiting for your feedback. Best wishes, The Reaktor team.