noobies' homework

Discussion in 'REAKTOR' started by Aleksandr Smirnov, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. sowari

    sowari Moderator Moderator

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    i think you should get the update. if you use Reaktor in a DAW it is much better imho.

    also, the new manual is better and there is also a getting started manual.

    and yes, the link is worth looking at and the example are still relevant.

    sowari
     
  2. ruby the 2nd

    ruby the 2nd New Member

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    thx

    hey sowari. thank you for your help. it's very much appreciated!
    :)
     
  3. Ruari

    Ruari NI Product Owner

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    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of working through the Instrument Reference manual as I thought that would be the best way of familiarising myself with the way Reaktor works.

    Do you think I'm doing things the right way or would you be able to recommend a better tried & tested way of getting my head round it?
     
  4. CiaranM

    CiaranM Forum Member

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    that works if you're able to concentrate, otherwise open up a relatively simple instrument and examine it; it'll make ya understand
     
  5. 01objects

    01objects New Member

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    Great Tutorials.Thanks for sharing this
     
  6. Aymara

    Aymara NI Product Owner

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    Being a noobie myself I learned a lot about Reaktor by trying to make an ensemble compatible with Komplete Kontrol-S. So if there are others with one of these keyboard, read THIS thread amd you have a new homework ;) Thanks to Sowari, who helped a lot to make this happen.
     
  7. Aaron McPherson

    Aaron McPherson NI Product Owner

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    The links to the first few homeworks don't seem to work anymore; is there a fix for this?
     
  8. Aymara

    Aymara NI Product Owner

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    I fear the answer is NO, because I also noticed, that images attached to older threads don't work anymore :(
     
  9. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    I will have a look next days whether i can find the files on my old Mac-G5-desktop; perhaps i can exchange the pictures. Still i like the concept of homework to learn REAKTOR - or i'll start a new one.
    ciao herw
     
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  10. Aymara

    Aymara NI Product Owner

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    That would be cool, but how long will it last ... or in other words, why did the images vanish in the forum?
     
  11. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    i just see that all links to pictures and uploads are broken. I have to check fo
    all links seems to be dead :(

    EDIT: works again 09.10.2016 :)
     
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  12. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    Unfortunately i didn't found the old attachments. :(

    but instead here is a new thread: REAKTOR RIDDLES

    ciao herw
     
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  13. Bubba Crash Coop

    Bubba Crash Coop NI Product Owner

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    Kadenze offers a Reaktor class. I am sort of in it. It's faster than I can build; but Theres also ADSR and they have a lot of Reaktor classes, but it costs $20 a month where as Kadenze is $7.
     
  14. Aaron McPherson

    Aaron McPherson NI Product Owner

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    There's a dedicated site that just has Reaktor tutorials, and costs $9/mo. See https://www.reaktortutorials.com/subscribe for more details.
     
  15. herw

    herw NI Product Owner

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    HMM - JUST TESTED THIS THREAD AGAIN: SEEMS TO WORK !
    please test the links inside - many thanks to NI!!
    ciao herw :)

    I have all pictures inserted in my posts
     
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  16. rulgert ghostalker

    rulgert ghostalker NI Product Owner

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    Hey herw,

    if you get any noobs that what to learn reaktor graphics that are looking for applications, there are allot of really great circuits on the UL that could use a refreshing...i am going to do a graphics overhaul on Clone Tonic, so not that one.

    i think it would also be a good learning experience; in that one should study the circuit, to enough of a degree, to fully understand the parameter grouping, and layout, before any critical organizational decisions could be made otherwise. ( if there where any inclination to begin with )...but certainly if re proportioning the unit for any graphical reason.

    of course any such graphic overhauls should, at the very least, give due credits for the circuit; if not submitted to the original circuit designer for their discretionary upload.
     
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  17. rulgert ghostalker

    rulgert ghostalker NI Product Owner

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    actually......i would not recommend the above to anyone.....not even someone i didn't like, not that it couldn't, or shouldn't work out....but that it might not, or worse.

    it's not easy being a noob...at least not if your tying to sway the momentum of industry norms, ( even if you know your not the only one who thinks some different directions need to be considered.)
     
  18. ShelLuser

    ShelLuser NI Product Owner

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    I know this thread is way old and the last response was almost over a year ago. I actually pay attention to dates ;)

    First I wanted to thank all participants because I had some good fun going over the thread and I even picked up some interesting ideas which I might pursue in the future. However, I also think not every task was as good because some had more to do with understanding / learning basic synthesis vs. actually understanding and working with Reaktor itself. I know it's a thin line but ey...

    I've been working with the Reaktor player for a long time now (even messed with assembles using demo mode) but now that I own Komplete I also got access to the full version, and so far I'm enjoying myself. I don't necessarily agree that it's hard to be a newb but that might not be a fair comment anymore because plenty of things have changed between that post and where we are today (in 2009 R5 was still a thing, now we're on R6 and from what I read it changed plenty of things). And I think that being a vivid Max programmer myself also helps with understanding most basic concepts, even though Max is quite different :)

    For what's it worth though I don't think "homework" is a good way to start. Instead try to be creative by adding Reaktor to your DAW and your regular project(s) and then just experimenting with making it "fit in". Last weekend I was messing with Reason and exploring Europa a bit more, then I suddenly wondered how (and if) Reaktor could be used to compliment some of the sounds I can generate using Europa. So I set up a quick patch, connected both Reaktor & Europa to a mixer (and mix channel), set up Guitar Rig as an effect and then played around and simply started experimenting. You know... set up an oscillator in Europa, then trying to set up (almost) the same thing in Reaktor and then using scopes to see how well (and if) that material matches. It doesn't have much purpose other than having fun but it still helped me to dive into Reaktor a bit more.

    Another thing which I discovered is that you can actually 'open up' existing devices to see how they were made. For example, I now know that Tim can't spell "parameters" :p

    finger_structure.jpg
    See what I mean? ;)

    Even though you may not understand everything that is happening here right away it will provide you some solid (and working) examples which you can also easily experiment with. IMO you should never underestimate the value in checking up how other people set up their devices.
     
  19. Paule

    Paule NI Product Owner

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    That's my words in another thread because using a comment area in core.
    Every marco and element has a large space in the info properties for comments.