through the years I have heard (and still hear) people complaining
that the sound quality of the MaxMSP engine is "poor"
I don't know how "poor" it is, and this is not the subject of this
post; but some of those people did point that the "sound quality" of
CSound or Reaktor is way better (or Super Collider) - and even if I
don't have any personal opinion on this subject, some of the people
saying this seem to know what they are talking about (but not all of
Now my question is:
IF the sound quality (or DSP engine, or whatever) of, say, CSound or
Reaktor is better, WHEN I use Reaktor as a plug-in or CSound via the
csound~ object in MAX, do I have "max quality" or "Reaktor/CSound
Obviously a plug-in/other software used in max will at some point
have its sound carried by MSP (be it for simple routing - out volume,
pan, or maybe simply the DAC....
___as said - don't know how true it is, and IF it was if it still is
- and maybe in Max 5 it's different (I did not switched to max5):
But, since I am willing to try other software (CSound is very
tempting) I am interested to know - and one of the lessons on C74
site describes integration of other sofwares into max: using them
this way seems very interesting.