Experimental Sound Design Workflows in Reaktor | with Chris Gear | December 14th

  |  Greg Gordon  |  


If you've always wanted to use Reaktor in your music but find it daunting or overwhelming, this is a fantastic opportunity to see how to get started in a way that can give you immediate and relevant results. In this online workshop, you will be introduced to new workflows that can provide you with truly limitless sonic potential, regardless of what kind of music you make. From unique glitch elements and endless drones to mangling beats and transforming vocals in incredible ways, we will guide you through the basics of starting to incorporate more experimental elements into your music. 

We will focus on a few specific tools in Reaktor that are quick and easy to use and understand, once they've been explained. And we will put it all into context with live examples and meaningful insights and countless pro tips along the way. You will leave this workshop with new samples that nobody else has, and the knowledge to make sounds that the world has never heard before, giving you an edge with your sound design and music alike. You will also be able to apply these workflows to other tools in Reaktor to expand your sound design and processing options exponentially.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the Right Tool
  • Using Sample Maps
  • Capturing Sounds in the Moment
  • Identifying & Isolating Samples 
  • Simple Processing Outside of Reaktor

Tools we will be using the most:

  • Space Drone
  • Skrewell
  • Metaphysical Function
  • Reaktor User Library


More about Chris Gear:

Chris Gear is a musician, teacher, entrepreneur and technologist originally from Portland. He is passionate about sound design and is the head of our Mentorship Network.


Chris Gear is a musician, teacher, entrepreneur and technologist originally from Portland, OR. A life-long passion for emerging technologies, music and sound has been the driving force behind his many endeavors over the last 20+ years. Working to provide access to knowledge and resources artists need to learn, collaborate and grow, Chris has established himself as a catalyst for evolution in our industry. He brings a fresh and innovative approach to sound design education here at Pyramind, inspiring and empowering our students to engage with sound and music in powerful ways.

Chris also heads up our training network, which continues to grow and will soon be larger than we ever could have imagined just one year ago. Community-minded and a well-respected leader in today's online scene, he's the mind behind many popular projects, including OhmLab and SoundFreqs, and helped to build impressive networks such as ADSR. He has worked with well-known companies across a wide range of industries, from Apple and Envato to Native Instruments and Loopmasters to help people connect with the resources they need to make their music, films, video games, etc come to life. Also a classically-trained chef, Chris is always cooking up something tasty, whether he's in the kitchen, office, studio or classroom.