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Jenkinson likes the challenge of coaxing unfound sounds from gear, even as he recognizes the shortcomings of something like the QY700’s timing in comparison to a digital sequencer. He doesn’t crave perfection, which he considers an old-school approach. Exact timing would only retain its meticulous nature for so long once the outboard units are coupled with the self-taught programmer’s “hacks,” which he cobbles together in SuperCollider, Pure Data, and Reaktor.more
In [this interview](http://web.archive.org/web/20120204001428/http://www.native-instruments.com/community/tech-talk/trent-reznor), Reznor talks about his use of Native Instruments Reaktor. He says, "In the studio we had two Apple G5's, one running Pro Tools hosting Guitar Rig, and the other one with Logic hosting Reaktor, so we could suck as much horse power as we needed and then just digitally transfer it to the computer with the main Pro Tools system," and "For a large portion of what we did, we treated Reaktor like a guitar pedal, like the ultimate distortion box. Instead of having an array of pedals on the floor, a lot of the pedals became virtual in Reaktor."more
Jody says, "I’m still loving Reaktor big-time - it sneaks into most of my tracks. I love downloading stuff from the User Library - it fascinates me. I haven’t really gone into the geek territory of programming patches from scratch, though," in [this article](http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/jody-wisternoffs-favourite-music-software-554186/3).more
"The key is resampling. It's all about resampling. I'll start off, maybe in [NI] Reaktor or Massive or the MS10, and then I'll sample it. Then I'll record it into Renoise. Then I'll resample it again from within Renoise to add more effects to it. I love that old sampler thing that when you pitch up, the modulations will get faster as well."more
From Andrew's blog post outlining his plug in staples and soft synths. "And Reaktor is perhaps a cheat of an answer, because it encompasses so many cool synths and effects that have been built for it. Some of the official NI ones are fantastic: Razor, Monark, The Finger. But the user library is amazing as well - you can get thousands of homemade plug-ins for free."more