Instrument Browser 1.6.0
Added support for blocks created with Reaktor 6.1.1
* Please report bugs on GitHub *
This is a Reaktor instrument browser, designed for working with Reaktor 6 blocks. It can be used to browse regular instruments too as long as they meet the requirements (see info below). Only works with instruments generated with Reaktor 6 and up.
Paste your block library directories into the field on the options screen. On Windows the factory library is typically installed to ':\Users\Public\Documents\Reaktor Blocks\Library' and your user library is typically at ':\Users\YourName\Documents\Native Instruments\Reaktor 6\Library\Blocks'.
Start typing letters to filter the block list! The filter text will be matched against instrument names, and also the names of the subdirectories up to 3 levels above each instrument. For example, type "Euro Reakt" to list all of the Euro Reakt blocks, or "bento" for all the Bento blocks.
Click on a block to add it to the current ensemble.
Information for block developers
If your block shows up without an icon it's because you didn't add a panel icon to the main instrument module.
Blocks must have a background image otherwise they won't show up at all. This is because of the way the *.ism files are parsed - we search the file byte by byte for recognisable patterns of data and the background image serves as a handy anchor from which the rest of the information is derived. For implementation details see ismsnoop (https://github.com/Penhorse/ismsnoop).
If your block has a background image and still doesn't show up, it's probably a problem with the *.ism parser. Please submit an issue!
Usually when NI releases a new version of Reaktor any new blocks created with that version will fail to parse, because the format of the *.ism files changes slightly. In this case an update to the *.ism parser is required. Please bug me until I do it (or do it yourself and submit a pull request ;) )