Using and Editing Example Devices
Max for Live includes several different types of example devices and Max patches to demonstrate the kinds of higher-level devices that can be created using Max for Live, to help you learn to use Live, and provide you with tools to help you create your own Live devices.
Important Note
Before editing an example device, always save a copy of the device and work on the copy so as not to overwrite or otherwise mangle the original example.

One way to learn Max for Live is to start with someone else's work, analyze the Max patch to see how it works, and then to begin by making changes to the patch to do new things. In addition to the Max Documentation itself and the extensive set of Max for Live tutorials, there are several several tools and tips that will help you as you begin to investigate example Max patches created by others.