Importing and Storing
The Reactable is highly configurable and the musicians can customize it to their needs. Each of the configurations can be saved in a Reactable Set.
Reactable Sets and Sessions
A Reactable Set consists of all the settings of the Reactable at a specific moment. It is like a snapshot of the state of the table. This snapshot includes all the envelopes, effect settings or sequences as well as the soundfiles and sampled instruments currently used. Sets can be changed on the table or through the GUI application.
A Reactable Session is a collection of various Sets. It is possible to change between sets within one session as well as changing between different sessions while playing.
You can import your own sound samples by placing them in the Reactable Documents folder. This folder can be chosen in the Reactable Preference settings. In order to be able to import your sound files into the Reactable they have to be in 16 bit wav format. If your material is in a different format you can use iTunes to convert it before copying it to the Reacable Documents folder.
The sampled instrument format is currently SoundFont 2. You can use one soundfont in a session. Soundfonts can be obtained through several sources.