Reaktor 6.5.0: Announcing start of Beta phase for January 2023
Hi Reaktor community,
My name is Georg, Software Engineer at NI. I am member of a team currently working on a Reaktor 6.5.0 update which will:
- Add native Apple M1 support
- Add Reaktor as a VST3 plugin
Our goal was to release the Beta on Centercode before end of this year, but unfortunately there are a few show stoppers which we will have to fix first, so we have to postpone the Beta start to January.
Nevertheless we would like to inform the community already about the ongoing development and announce the upcoming start of the Beta test phase on our Native Instruments Testing Community. If you like to participate in the Beta test and are not yet registered there, you may already create an account there so we can invite you to the Reaktor 6.5.0 Beta phase as soon as it starts. The start of the Beta phase will be announced with another message here on the Reaktor forum.
Hope to see you in the Testing Community!
Georg and the REAKTOR team
That's great news, looking forward to the beta. I also appreciate that there will be as few show stoppers as possible.1
Great to hear!0
Great to hear about news for Reaktor!
Just one question: the two listed features are the full scope of additions for that new version of Reaktor?0
Yes, that is correct in regards of added value for the users.
From a developer perspective there is a huge testing effort needed in all areas where we did internally use file paths (loading, file reference storing in content files or host chunks, factory content scanning ...), because the apple silicon coding did imply that we had to replace a central (quite legacy) code object with a completely new one. Testing and fixing issues around this area is also the reason for the delayed Beta.
Hi and thanks for the reply!
I read somewhere that Reaktor does not run on win11 ATM - is that true and if so, when do you expect it to run on win11?
I am looking to upgrade my system and would hate to find out Reaktor is silent all of a sudden0
What do you mean by mentioning win11 ATM? What is ATM?
On Windows11, Reaktor works perfectly fine.0
ATM just stands for "at the moment" :)1
As far as I know, there are already many users who run Reaktor 6.4.3 or even earlier successfully on Windows 11. NI is officially not claiming that the compatibility is there because it is not tested. I just had a talk with the QA for Kontakt to get to know if there was any work to do to make it Windows 11 compatible, and the answer was no or at least he can not recall on a first glance. Currently I assume the same is true for Reaktor. In my experience Windows operating system updates seem to be less problematic for existing applications compared to OSX operating system updates. Again, this is an assumption which has to be tested and this will be part of our Beta phase.
Nevertheless, if there are any already existing reports or forum threads about failed installations or usage problems with the current Reaktor 6.4.3 on Windows 11, it would be interesting to get to know about. I really hope that we can attract Windows 11 users too to participate in our Beta phase so we achieve a good test coverage!1
Oh, OK. :D At first I was thinking about some windows version dedicated to an "Automated teller machines".
I have two computers with a Windows 11 and on both of them, Reaktor works perfectly fine for maybe about last year. Of course I'm not the pro user, my usage is very noobish (I'm just a bedroomDJ) but my humble modular patches from Reaktor works fine. I'm not even talking about Reaktor based instruments in the Maschine SW.0
Great news !!!
I can't wait.
Will it be like Kontakt : only vst3 version will be Apple Silicon Native ? Or the VST2 version also ?0
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I think it's unlikely the VST2 will support Apple Silicon and it may be on Mac at least there is just a VST3?2
Oh glorious day.. Reaktor lives on!2
Great to read 😀 ... thanks a lot for the insights!0
I'm running Reaktor 6.4.3 (R0) on Windows 11. As a VST (inside Cantabile) it's been working fine. But when started standalone, a program called "Service Host: Capability Access Manager Service" suddenly drives my CPU to almost 100%.
This 100% usage doesn't cease even when I stop Reaktor; I have to restart the machine.
I haven't said anything because Reaktor isn't being promoted as Win-11 compatible, and I almost always want to run it as a VST anyway.5
Thanks, good information-6
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