Version: 6.0.0 || Release Date: 2012-01-04 || License: Commercial with demo ($495) Developer: Cycling '74 | App Owner: conner

In use worldwide for over fifteen years by performers, composers, artists, teachers, and students, Max/MSP is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your individual ideas and dreams.

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I have both reaktor and max/msp.

Reaktor is easier and faster to build if you are making Fx and Synth but
Max/MSP just gets way deeper than the Reaktor and it's harder to code in some parts.

for faster result go with the Reaktor, it's deep enough program to get you busy for a long time.

But for making standalone program, not just audio but video too(I made fahrenheit to Celsius convertor using max/MSP once too) and build fx you can sell as standalone vst or au... go with Max/MSP

In short, can someone have a go at defining the key differences between Max/MSP and Reaktor. I can't make up my mind as to which I'll choose...

I'm computer literate and would probably know my way around both of these apps (that is, the modular approach to making sound). I'm mostly interested in making little audio gizmos for various experimental sound design purposes (feature film stuff, game sound, etc.).

What's the key selling points of them both? Where does each of them excel and fall short of the other?

This is easily my favorite program for making experimental music, sound design and software creation all in one. If you can think of it, it's probably possible with Max/MSP.

A true classic in experimental music making!

Sort of a gui programming language though. Creating a programming network through drag 'n drop, you might say. Good for DSP (audio) and MIDI (symbolic).

Programming language for music. Based on technology developed at IRCAM in Paris, France.

The open source PD (Pure Data) is a similar tool.