Modular software & programmingMaxMSP, Reaktor, Pure Data, Jeskola BUZZ, and other modular programs. Any questions relating to these programs (patching, favorite ensembles) should be posted in this forum.
Tip #1. Reaktor is a modular environment, not a "synth" per se, but a collection of little modules wired together to create instruments and effects to perform a multitude of audio and midi related tasks. Your first mistake would be to view it as just a synth, but beware, it is deep...
Take it slow, give yourself a few months to let it sink in. If you only want to use the many beautiful creations made by the community then you should be fully prepared to take advantage as easily as you would a normal vst instrument.
The real fun starts when you know you had a hand in the formation of the tool your using in some way big or small.