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Re: Reaktor 4 as gtr processor

Perhaps I should have been clearer. These mp3s were actually offered to a
Reaktor-Composer's forum, as part of a different dialog. I mentioned them
here only because they ARE extracted from the R4 demo CD I made, but
they're not typical of the 25 or so minutes of demos on it, since each of
these is a ramble thru a single effect preset, as opposed to the bulk of
the demo, which is many short passes thru many different presets of a bunch
of Reaktor virtual processors. So, if you want a better idea of the range
of R4 FX, send me an address and I'll forward a copy of the whole thing.

Even so, the point of any of these tracks is NOT Reaktor as a preamp or amp
simulator...it's the FX.
Reaktor4 now includes a guitar-amp/speaker simulator, but I didn't bother
to demo it since I'm not interested in using the computer to make a guitar
sound like a guitar. The preamps I used include VG8/88, PodXT, and GT6, so
I guess our tastes in preamp sounds differ? I hadn't even considered that
that would matter. I also prefer hardware for some stuff, but I've ditched
a couple of mpx1's and Vortex's along the way in my exploration of digital
fx, and don't miss 'em at all. Reaktor outshines them, for my purposes, in
every conceivable way.

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Hmmm, I'm listening to the samples... and I'm a bit unimpressed.
They're at a high bitrate, yet they sound thin... were you going
directly into some A/D converter when you made this?  I'm curious to
know the recording process... sounds like the guitar wasn't put through
a good preamp or something.

Other than that the effects sound interesting, but for $500 I'd just as
soon get a couple of Lexicon Vortexes or a used Lexicon MPX1 and free
up my CPU for other stuff.  Maybe I'm just old school but I like
dedicated hardware for some stuff.

Mark Sottilaro