Ed.: I’ve been wanting to take advantage of Reaktor’s Core DSP engine for some time — allowing you to get your hands dirty with hard-core DSP work — but I have to admit, I wasn’t even sure to start. So this gives me some serious geeky satisfaction. Normally, the point is that I’m supposed to be teaching this stuff, but I may have to blog my progress through the Core DSP stuff. Anyone with me? -PK
Reaktor users are always hungry for news and instructional material regarding their favorite weapon, and NI head honcho Stephan Schmitt has come through with two DSP tutorials by Vadim Zavalishin, creator of the Core DSP engine that was introduced in Reaktor 5.
This is not for the faint of heart. According to Stephan:
The articles are in a very condensed scientific style. They definitely require some academic education and DSP knowledge. They are accompanied by two tutorials helping you to implement and to try out the discussed methods in Reaktor Core. Those who dive into this material will be rewarded by some deep insights into the design of filters.
If you’re up to it, the DSP articles are available on the NI site: http://www.native-instruments
At the very least, I’d recommend a refresher read of the excellent Core tutorial that shipped with Reaktor 5 before tackling Vadim’s articles: http://www.native-instruments
Remember, drink plenty of fluids and do not operate heavy equipment while studying DSP.