Thank you for the suggestions.
The cocoa application is still in development I said I would stop with the console application (the first one I posted here in the forum) and not the cocoa application.
The next thing I want to get working is exactly that, something like illuminator.
And putting this on the menu is a very good idea, I don't know how to do it yet, but I'll work on that too.
Again, thanks for your great work on the mac application. Have you figured out why always only one amBX kit works? And can you imagine to write plugins for iTunes and so on? I think it is really a new kind of programming. Maybe you can release the source code of your project or make it open source, so other developers could help you with the development.
I'm really looking forward to the illuminator for mac
@all: To get support from the official ambx-developers (for a sdk...), please sign the petition: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ambxmac/petition.html
And sorry for my bad English. I´m from Germany
Perhaps there is a possibility to use the idea of the Windows program "Aurora Synesthesia" and transfer it to a mac app. There is a mac version of the FMOD Ex and theoretically someone could write a program that receives the audio signals and converts them into RGB-commands via the FMOD Ex (if I understand the windowsprogram correctly). I think this is the "easiest" way to get a ambx support for all mac apps.
Here is the description of the programmer of the Aurora-app:
Being a programmer by trade, I set myself the challenge of solving this by making a system that would be as discrete as amBX Illuminate but work for any sound or music played through your computer, in a similar way to what the FXGen does for games.
I've achieved this by having a small tray program that listens to and processes the sound coming in from the recording input, via the use of FMOD Ex (http://www.fmod.org/
), and converts it into RGB for each light based on a set of colours. These are Red = Bass, Green = Mid, and Blue = Treble (these will eventually be customisable). The only snag with this is that your computer's sound card or motherboard must support Stereo-Mix recording for it to work, otherwise it can only respond to a microphone.