Reaktor 5 or AAS collection?

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Reaktor 5 or AAS collection?

Post by batzilla » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:05 pm

Which would you get?

I'm leaning towards the Applied Acoustics collection: Tassman 4, Ultra Analog, Lounge Lizard and String Studio.

hmmm....

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Post by ishimaru » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:58 pm

Do you want the future? (Reaktor 5)

Or the past? (AAS)



Personally, I love the future more.
Every situation(1) should be confronted with its opposite(2) to come to a better situation(3).

1 Thesis
2 Antithesis
3 Synthesis

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Post by batzilla » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:02 pm

AAS stuff sounds cool to me.

BUT

I also dig what i'm hearing from NI.

I'll just get both.

Man, i'm spending too much money.

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Post by ishimaru » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:08 pm

batzilla wrote:AAS stuff sounds cool to me.

BUT

I also dig what i'm hearing from NI.

I'll just get both.

Man, i'm spending too much money.

hahaha yes. :twisted:
Every situation(1) should be confronted with its opposite(2) to come to a better situation(3).

1 Thesis
2 Antithesis
3 Synthesis

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Post by bip » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:12 pm

i will definitely go for reaktor 5
due to the huge possibilities...

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Post by djsynchro » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:15 pm

Synthedit! Shareware, and you can patch masses of modules together, when it's done you can have your own VST.

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Post by FaX-01 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:24 pm

Tassman has an awful lot of possibilities also.
Definately EASIER to come to grips with than Reaktor.
I would say Reaktor excells at alot more of the esoteric and oddball end of the spectrum.
Also the huge user library at NI is a BIG drawcard IMHO.
Tassman is a very good physical modelling / modular environment and there is plenty of scope too experiment with hybrid modular/physical modelled synthesis.
You could even process samples through PM based engine structures for example.
Nice step sequences also for classic 70's style synth runs and oddball rythmic step sequencing .
Also some exceptionally good modelling of drums to be had from what I've heard.
I don't have Tassman.
They both sound quite different too each other (always a bonus).
Tassman has a beautiful buttery analog sound that's hard to beat in many respects.
It seems more CPU intensive than Reaktor overall .... mind you there's alot of physical modelling going on under the hood.
Tassman does lovely FM type stuff also I've heard.
Going for both may not be as silly as it seems actually.
Now I'm even talking myself into something I definately canot afford.
My aren't the wings of butterflies beautiful and do they not make wonderful perturbations.....

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:27 pm

batzilla wrote:AAS stuff sounds cool to me.

BUT

I also dig what i'm hearing from NI.

I'll just get both.

Man, i'm spending too much money.
you are one of us. you have the proclivity

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:54 pm

Looking at the AAS site - I see that they have a Reaktor crossgrade offer. Only 199 US dollares. Quite an offer, I think. Downloading the demo right now!

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Post by ernene » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:26 pm

Two different beasts, Tassman and Reaktor, both are a must have (if you can afford both!!) But the AAS collection is great, a real beauty (mate, all those synths are awfully good quality stuff!!! ) But, once again... I'll go for both!!!! What you can do with reaktor is amazing... Yeah, I own all of them :lol: and all of them where a good investiment :wink: I can not compare, I need/love them all!!!!

still paying.... :oops:

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Post by /. » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:32 pm

unfortunetally you can not automate tassman 4 if it runs as vst in live

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Post by CWoodOne » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:44 am

Friends, don't leave Tera out either. Definitely some nice, nice stuff.

Reaktor's fantastic, Tassman has a lot of character though....

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Post by DKushner » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:55 am

Tera is semi modular vs Reaktor and Tassmans fully modular. Cool? Yes. But its a different class instrument altogether.

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Post by polyslax » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:51 am

I own Reaktor 5, but I find I turn to the AAS stuff way more often for recording.
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Post by Mike Goodwin » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:11 am

yay reaktor!

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