Native Instruments - Reaktor v5.1.2 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

New Update brings Intel Mac compatibility
With the new REAKTOR 5.1.2 Update the modular sound studio is now compatible with Intel-Macs! For PC and PowerPC users the 5.1.2 Update is available as a free download. For Intel Mac users, the following applies: If REAKTOR 5 was activated AFTER September 12th, 2006 - or if you own KOMPLETE 4 - you are eligible for the free download. If you activated REAKTOR 5 for the first time BEFORE the 12th of September 2006, you can download the Universal Binary update for $29 / €25 in the NI Online Shop.

New in this Update:

* Universal Binaries Update: Now compatible with Intel Macs!
* PC version file format compatible with the Mac Universal Binary version.
* Improved integration with KORE allows for faster load times of KoreSounds®
* New NI Service Center for update activation included

Important Information for Intel-Mac users:
1) Whether the Universal Binary Update is free for you or not, depends on the date you registered your product for the first time.
(Exception: The update is free for KOMPLETE 4 users)

If you activated your REAKTOR 5 for the first time before September 12th, 2006:
Please purchase the REAKTOR 5 Universal Binary Update in the NI Online Shop.
You will receive a new serial number for activation on your Intel Mac.

If you activated REAKTOR 5 for the first time after September 12th, 2006:
You can download the update for free in our Update Manager....

If you don't know when you registered/activated for the first time, click the following link and log in: View Activation Dates...


* A) Install REAKTOR 5 from your original CD/DVD to your Intel Mac - this ensures that the instruments/ensembles are installed.
* B) Install the Universal Binary Update
* C) Activate the product using the included "NI Service Center" Application - DO NOT use the "Registration Tool"! If you purchased the Universal Binary Update (incl. a new serial number) online, enter the new serial number in the NI Service Center when promted.
* Activation Information for KOMPLETE 4 users: If REAKTOR 5 doesn't appear in the NI Service Center as a seperate entry, open the KOMPLETE 4 item by clicking the "+" symbol, and then select REAKTOR 5 for activation.

PC & Mac Updates Require Activation

* With this update, Native Instruments introduces a new and much more convenient activation and update manager system - replacing the old "Registration Tool"
* Whether you install the PC or Mac version, the software will run in the new "Demo Mode" after installation.
* Simply launch the new "NI Service Center" Application which came with the update installer, and follow the instructions to quickly and easily re-activate your product.
* After you complete this new activation for the first time, all following free updates won't need a new activation.
* Activation Information for KOMPLETE 4 users: If REAKTOR 5 doesn't appear in the NI Service Center as a seperate entry, open the KOMPLETE 4 item by clicking the "+" symbol, and then select REAKTOR 5 for activation.

The Fusion of Synthesis, Sampling, Effects and Sequencing
REAKTOR 5 fuses all audio applications into a single, extremely versatile and powerful tool. Musicians, producers and sound designers are all catered to by the very broad range of instruments and sounds already included. Due to the open engine architecture, the potential for building your own highly individual instruments is endless. Whether you are using the instruments from the library or creating your own, the only limit is your imagination.

REAKTOR 5 is both a collection of hundreds of software instruments as well as complete studio environment for constructing entirely new and individual instruments.

REAKTOR 5 is equipped with a vast library of more than 60 impressive and innovative instruments. Powerful samplers allow far reaching granular resynthesis and the innovative effects pave the way for profound sound manipulation. The stunning array of synthesizers delivers everything from rumbling basses to searing leads and beyond. The wide range of sequenced instruments and drum machines lets you create dynamic rhythms, melodies, chord sequences and more. From authentic emulations of classic gear to bizarre, otherworldly creations; from the conventional to the controversial – REAKTOR delivers.

Superior Sound, Perfect Performance
Internationally known artists and designers have contributed to the extensive library of presets and instruments. Its unique sonic flexibility establishes REAKTOR as the ultimate tool for musicians and producers working in studios both large and small. A particularly fast and immediate control of the sound guarantees musicians on stage a lively and inspiring performance. The unrivalled sound is made possible by the REAKTOR Core Technology™ and new, highly advanced algorithms.
Building a Better Future
REAKTOR is also an extraordinary sonic laboratory, its modular design releasing you from the constraints of more conventional setups. The extensive library of macros and modules combined with REAKTOR's clear, uncomplicated interface turns the construction of sonic tools into an intuitive process. The instruments are now completely "skinable". All of the graphical elements can be fully customized, allowing totally individualized instrument design. The online REAKTOR User Library offers an extensive platform on which an ever-growing global community exchanges a vast number of instruments and ideas.
REAKTOR Core Technology™
The fifth generation of this award-winning modular studio offers completely new dimensions in designing and producing custom instruments. REAKTOR Core Technology™ delves deeper into modular construction than ever before. Develop your own individual modules; build unique filters, oscillators and fully personalize your library. REAKTOR Core Technology™ benefits everyone. It is a visual audio development environment with integrated run-time compiler technology, allowing the creation of individual, high-performance low-level content.

Top Features

* Completely modular, real-time sound synthesis, sampling and effects software
* Huge collection of 63 unique synths, samplers, drum machines and effects providing thousands of sounds
* Includes free access to the NI Online User Library to download more than 2100 additional instruments
* Preset morphing and preset randomization
* Pre-designed building blocks for easy construction of individual instruments and effects
* The latest, high-end algorithms deliver pristine, top-quality sound
* REAKTOR Core Technology allowing low level, custom module design
* New Interface and 'skinability' of all instrument control elements
* Multi-breakpoint envelopes with slope control, tempo grid and looping
* Live sampling and effect modules with auto-normalisation and tempo-synchronous beat juggling

Import and Compatibility
Audio Units™, VST®, RTAS™, DXi™, Open Sound Control, Core Audio™, ASIO™, DirectSound™
System Requirements
Mac OS 10.2.6, G4 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP, P III 1 GHz, Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512 MB RAM
REAKTOR only runs on processors supporting SSE or AltiVec.
Recommended System
Mac OS 10.3 or higher, G4 1.67 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP, P4 2 GHz, Pentium-M 1.5 GHz, 512 MB RAM