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Native Instruments presents REAKTOR 3.0, the new version of its highly acclaimed modular software for synthesis, sampling and effects processing. REAKTOR 3.0 offers optimized performance, a redesigned user interface and many new functions and modules.

"We listened to our customers and implemented many of the features they were requesting", explains Stephan Schmitt, Technical Director of NI. "Among them are Akai sample import and MP3 playback as well as compatibility with the DXi plug-in interface and direct-to-disk recording. But the most obvious benefits result from the optimized audio engine and the redesigned user interface."

REAKTOR is a complete sound design studio with almost endless possibilities for producing and performing music. High quality signal processing algorithms and the 32-bit floating point precision of REAKTOR's audio engine guarantee sound quality of the highest standard. The steadily growing REAKTOR libraries contain hundreds of different instruments with thousands of presets for incredible sound generation and audio processing possibilities. Since everything is completely modular in REAKTOR, any instrument can be modified or completely redesigned.

REAKTOR 3.0 features an optimized audio engine with increased performance on all computers and supports the SSE and AltiVec instruction sets on PIII and G4 processors. The completely redesigned user interface offers drag & drop, new panel elements, selectable color schemes and more.

REAKTOR 3.0 also supports the DXi plug-in interface. In addition the new tape deck is capable of reading and writing audio files (it can even read MP3s!) directly to and from disk, while Akai samples can be read from CD.

There are a number of new modules in REAKTOR 3.0 including a new granular synthesis module and a powerful event storage module offering extended sequencing support. The range of filters will be extended with some classical emulations as well as other filter types.. Support for a network communication protocol (based on OSC) has been implemented allowing high-speed data transmission between computers.

REAKTOR 3.0 will be released in April 2001 at a retail price of $ 499.

Feature Overview

  • Native modular real-time software for synthesis, sampling and effects processing
  • Professional sound quality due to advanced signal processing algorithms and 32-bit floating point precision
  • Various libraries with hundreds of instruments and thousands of presets
  • The modular structure allows modifications of any instrument
  • Over 200 basic modules and a comprehensive macro library for building up instruments from scratch
  • Improved audio engine for increased performance, SSE and AltiVec optimized
  • Capable of playing back and writing audio files directly to/from disk, loads and plays MP3 files
  • Reads Akai samples directly from CD
  • Re-designed panel elements include horizontal faders, X/Y-control, value and waveform displays and more
  • Convenient user interface with drag & drop, improved look and better snapshot handling
  • Can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in, compatible with ASIO, Sound Manager, MME, DirectSound, VST 2.0, MAS, DirectConnect and DXi

System Requirements (recommended)

Windows 98/2000, Pentium 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM

Mac OS 8.6 or higher, PPC 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM

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