nobbystylus wrote:i'm not much of a reaktor hacker but could this 'useful' information be used to transmit data like midi CCs? that would be great and enable all kinds of useful things, controlling filters with MSPinky etc..
Ms. Pinky and ammobox are kind of similar, Ms. Pinky is more reliable (It uses FFTs, has a lot of science behind it), ammobox is basically a cheap knockoff of the core functionality (reading timecode)
If you have Max/MSP, use Ms. Pinky, if you have Reaktor you have no choice but to use ammobox (until someone comes out with something better, but ammobox is the first!)
But basically they're orthogonal, anything that ammobox can do Ms. Pinky can do better, you just need to know Max to make that happen.
Since currently ammobox is the only game in town right now for Reaktor, if you're a Reaktor user it's pretty badass.
I like Reaktor a lot more than Max, but haven't spent much time in Max lately, to be honest and quite shallow I find Max's UI to be ugly and working inside of it to be a pain, but the last time I looked at it was a year ago and they're supposed to be coming out with a new version in a few days/weeks that might make it top of the heap?
I've got 6 years of Reaktor under my belt tho, so it's unlikely I'm going to be switching to anything else, even though I'm not a huge fan of how NI manages it's community, it has a great user library and I understand it (even more now that I can program core)