Monthly Archives: December 2007

Basic Math in Reaktor

A reader got me thinking that simple math in Reaktor is used in some idiosyncratic ways and a tutorial on that might be useful, so here it is. I will have more for you soon!

Edit: finally updated the link!

Also see this post on scaling values.

Skreamism vol 4: Jam Jarre spotted in the wild

The Jam Jarre preset in the Blue Matrix ensemble is sometimes used as a benchmark test for Reaktor performance on a new system. Most Reaktor heads are pretty familiar with the sound.

Well now dubstep luminary Skream has released a 12 with an awfully familiar sound as the backbone of one track (click on track 02).

Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Lesser artists borrow; great artists steal.(*) It’s no more shameful than the ubiquitous sampling that goes on in all kinds of electronic music. And to be fair, Blue Matrix is something of a bear to program, so why not use the presets? Sure sounds nice in the right context, doesn’t it?

(* who said that? I did. It was me.)