Reaktor 5 looks poised to be the most intense sound generation studio ever (see earlier report). More juicy details:

  • Predesigned building blocks for creating custom instruments and effects
  • Better sound quality: anti-aliased oscillators, over-sampled structures and high-quality interpolation delays
  • Real
    sampling and beat syncing everywhere: true, live sampling, plus effect
    modules with auto-normalisation and tempo-synchronous beat juggling
  • Preset morphing and preset randomization

Translation: this is THE tool for power users wanting to build their own instruments, effects, and tools.

That's the good news. Bad news: you'll need a serious system to run this. Minimum 1 GHz processor required, faster recommended.