Reaktor/Tutorials/Reaktor as effects processor

Reaktor as effects processor A Tutorial by David Coffin. Used with Author's permission [1]. Tutorial was originally posted to Reaktor User Library, which also contains all described Reaktor instruments.

This tutorial is for beginners to Reaktor (R) and anyone else who wants to explore getting the most out of the vast number of existing R effects and routing components, without the need to build new effects processors. I'll be treating R as big box of stomp-box or rack-mounted processors, modulators and routing tools and describing how to patch, configure and control them in ways inspired by the best hardware effects. As you'll see, doing so in R is very often more flexible and more powerful than anything you could do with hardware. We'll be using R in standalone mode, but of course, any R effects can also be opened in VST and other plug-in hosts.

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  1. Basics:
    1. The difference between effects and sound sources
    2. Processing options
  2. Reaktor objects: Ensembles, Instruments, Macros, Modules:
    1. Ensembles
    2. Instruments
    3. Macros
  3. Working with Reaktor objects:
    1. Extracting instruments from ensembles
    2. Turning Macros to instruments
  4. Hightlights of the properties window
  5. Combining and using effects:
    1. Signal routing: mono to stereo - stereo to mono
    2. Signal routing: parallel and serial
    3. Signal routing devices
    4. Matrices
    5. Scanners and distributors
  6. Parameter modulation
  7. LFOs — use waveforms to move parameters
  8. Scanned tables — draw your own waves
  9. An addendum on tables
  10. The paste-from-me instrument
  11. Making connections and matching values
  12. Snap management and controls
  13. Instrument hierarchy
  14. Precision snap morphing and randomizing
  15. Tips: adding level controls
  16. Recommended hardware
  17. Where to find Reaktor effects
  18. Acknowledgements...