MaxMSP vs Reaktor for custom interface design
Mar 27, 2006 at 1:18am
MaxMSP vs Reaktor for custom interface design
I’m hoping some of you can advise me as to how good Max/MSP (and/or PD) are for creating on-screen interfaces. I already know Reaktor 5 and what is available there graphically but I haven’t been able to find any impressive examples done with Max/MSP (and/or PD) that show what they can do in terms of customizing the look of a patch’s control surface.
The sound processing I want to do is pretty standard and can be done with any modular music software but I want to optimize the appearance of my interface on-screen and I’m not sure which way to go.
Mar 27, 2006 at 2:05am
> I’m hoping some of you can advise me as to how good Max/MSP (and/or
I am slightly ashamed to admit this, but part of the reason I use Max
As an example of the sort of thing possible with jsui, check out
If you haven’t, download the trial version of Max and play with it.
> and what is available there graphically but I haven’t been able to
I don’t know if this is still true, but early versions of Ableton Live
Mar 27, 2006 at 2:38am
On Mar 26, 2006, at 8:18 PM, Suade wrote:
Mar 27, 2006 at 4:36am
> I am slightly ashamed to admit this, but part of the reason I use
because lets face it. your digital life style can be a full time job.
As for your question, Suade, Reaktor will give you more impressive
However if your looking for a truly jaw dropping custom interface,
hope that helps. I love doing UI work better than many other
kai krause is a god.
Mar 27, 2006 at 1:05pm
Mar 27, 2006 at 1:21pm
Why do you want to optimize the appearance of the on-screen
Mar 27, 2006 at 4:03pm
I use both Reaktor and Max. If you are asking about the ability
Mar 28, 2006 at 5:36am
IMHO, Reaktor, quick fix, sleek, inflexible licensing for resale.
My biggest gripe with max lately is the lack of features taken for
For a couple years, mostly as a hobby, but some performance, I
I never really released the program, because I couldn’t get the
Last semester, i implemented an Image-Source Model (ray-tracing) in
I am currently working on a suite of acoustical and audio calculators
If any of you would like a chance to play with a beta-version, or can
Mar 28, 2006 at 9:18am
Dan Nigrin wrote:
Not sure it’s a good example ;-) I ‘ve never seen more ugly UI than this
Mar 28, 2006 at 3:13pm
LOL! Yeah, a lot of folks take issue with this UI of ours (though
That said, I posted it as an example not so much because it’s a
Mar 29, 2006 at 1:17am
Quote: lists@lowkeydigitalst wrote on Sun, 26 March 2006 19:38
well, what impresses you?
i agree that there arent any impressive interfaces
max vs reaktor is a bit an overrated question
i am very happy with the stuff i can do in MAX but
Mar 29, 2006 at 4:13am
On Mar 27, 2006, at 11:03 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I use both Reaktor and Max. If you are asking about the ability
Max beats Reaktor for interface flexibility the same way C beats Max
Mar 29, 2006 at 4:27am
You can do impressive interfaces with MAX. MAX has everything you need (pictctrl…), including the image mask option for transparency. After all, you also need a good designer for the job.
Mar 29, 2006 at 9:07am
Thank you all for your responses. I’m happy to say that my first post on this forum has shown you to be a pleasant and helpful bunch.
I will definitely download the trial version of Max and explore what it can do now. I haven’t tried it for over 10 years (with monochrome monitors etc.) so I’m quite out of date.
Mar 29, 2006 at 1:47pm
i cant resist to post a picture, too.
here is some examples from my older plug-ins:
only 2 things you see here here is complicated
with maxmsp you can also play QT movies or
Mar 29, 2006 at 4:21pm
I have been trying to figure out how to do transparency
Mar 29, 2006 at 7:38pm
See pictctrl.help, and the simley face pictctrl. It is also
Note that JSUI supports full alphablending if you stay *within* JSUI.
Mar 29, 2006 at 7:43pm
Using masks in pictctrl is very simple:
first row: the pictures for the control
Now you have to activate “Image mask” check box in the pictctrl
Mar 30, 2006 at 2:41am
Cool, can’t wait for Max 5!
Mar 30, 2006 at 8:27am
John Nowak wrote:
Glad you proove that I am not everyone. ;-)
There are three issues: raw computing efficiency, programming
In none of the three Reaktor would be top for me.
For the same reason most programmers do use C in favor of assembler, I
Somebody who is very fluent with C DSP coding and doesn’t know too much
She would put her expertise into coding some externals more likely…
> Figure out the level of flexibility you need and use
   
14, Av. Pr. Franklin Roosevelt,
Mar 30, 2006 at 7:36pm
Quote: Anthony Palomba wrote on Wed, 29 March 2006 09:21
there are people who claimed they would
the best i?ve heard until now was someone
eventually you can abuse picture slider in
it would be already okay if picture control
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