What is the difference between these modules?

Discussion in 'REAKTOR' started by Winslow Schiller, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Winslow Schiller

    Winslow Schiller New Member

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    (Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question, but I'm returning to Reaktor after a long absence, which is code for 'working from home')

    If I right click "Built in Modules" and add Oscillator/Sine Bank, the module appears in the Structure window but not the Panel window (see pic; left module in Structure). Without adding (a bunch of) Panel Controls, it cannot be edited in the Panel window (obviously).

    If I right click "Macros" and add Oscillator/Sine Bank, the module/Macro appears in the Structure window and the Panel window and is editable (see pic; right module in Structure).

    These are obviously different species of modules, but what's the thinking behind the difference? Why have an 'invisible' module? Thanks and (again) sorry if the answer to this ought to be obvious. - Winslow
     

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  2. ANDREW221231

    ANDREW221231 NI Product Owner

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    the second module is just the first one with some rudimentary controls already set up. the first module is completely naked with nothing controlling it and that is why you don't see anything in the panel view, because nothing is there

    actually maybe if I am remembering right they are not the same. the second module is actually achieved with single sine oscillators. but the point still stands, to do anything with the first module you will need to set up a control system
     
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  3. colB

    colB NI Product Owner

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    A hardware analogy might be that the 'invisibe' modules in the edit window are a bit like electronic components on a circuit board. You really don't want to see stuff like that on the front panel of a synth.
     
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  4. Winslow Schiller

    Winslow Schiller New Member

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    Thanks. That makes sense. Is it correct to say that these 'invisible' items are modules, while visible ones are 'macros'?
     
  5. colB

    colB NI Product Owner

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    That depends :)

    Modules are atomic - you can't navigate into their interior.
    Macros are built from modules and other macros.
    In Primary, macros can be visible or invisible - you set the visibility in their properties.
    In core, at this time, everything is invisible
     
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  6. gentleclockdivider

    gentleclockdivider NI Product Owner

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    Hmm I would say that in core everything is Visible , unless they are locked by N.I. ( monark filter etcc..)
     
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  7. Paule

    Paule NI Product Owner

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    invisible on the gui
     
  8. gentleclockdivider

    gentleclockdivider NI Product Owner

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    Ahh , O.K. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Catman Dude

    Catman Dude NI Product Owner

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    In spite of the eye-rolling misunderstanding, I have to agree with you! Having almost completed a project involving both primary and core (finally learned enough primary to do this), I found the core programming went much quicker, because of 'visibility' metaphorically speaking.
     
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