Yes. I’m very impressed after two days of use.
The workflow is surprisingly smooth for software that is this powerful.
NI did a wonderful job on the interface.
The wave shaping user blocks that have been uploaded to the library have put serious life into the ensembles I’ve been building and using.
Considering trading my Monomachine for an Octatrack now, and just loading it up with the various craziness I’ve been making with Blocks. It’s that good.
It works solid as Rytm food too, but the sound is so good I’d like to keep it in stereo too.[/quote]
When I need stereo samples into the Rytm I just upload the same sample twice (L then R channel). Then assign to two different voices, one pan 100% left and the other pan 100% to the right. Trigger both at the same time. Yes you end up using 2 voices on the Rytm but for a complex stereo sample like the ones generated by Reaktor I think that’s an acceptable solution. I debated as to whether I should get an OT too, but I think that by being inventive and optimise some voices (sample chains?), I think I’ll just settle fine with AR, A4 and Reaktor 6 with Overbridge/Ableton. Start workflow with AR/A4 only, then add stuff with Reaktor in Ableton, upload samples back into AR, then finish with just AR/A4 so that everything is self contained for live performance. That’s my plan anyway.