books on maxmsp

Mar 22, 2009 at 2:43pm

books on maxmsp

i’m looking for books on maxmsp an maybe digital music/audio in general it would be nice if they where in pdf or online. any tips?

Mar 22, 2009 at 2:47pm

curtis roads – computer music tutorial (MIT Music Press)
curtis roads – microsounds (MIT Music Press I guess too)

Mar 22, 2009 at 4:09pm

I read about this recently. It looks good. Focuses on PD but is probably real useful for Max/MSP, too.

Loadbang: Programming Electronic Music in Pd

Mar 22, 2009 at 5:34pm

Check out Todd Winkler’s Composing Interactive Music-Techniques and Ideas Using Max. It’s entirely focused on Max and a bit dated these days, but has a lot of really good ideas for approaching the logic and concepts of thinking in the MaxMSP environment.

Mar 22, 2009 at 7:43pm

i think todd winklers book is really very outdated nowadays. its certainly interesting but i wouldnt spend the money on it to learn the basics of max. get peter elseas max tutorial which can befound at – they are truely excellent and up to date and more pleasant to read than the pd-tutorial (at least to me). i never understood why there is no link to them on his website – mabye some university policy?

a similar to winklers but less outdated book is robert rowe´s machine musicianship (mit press)


Mar 22, 2009 at 10:10pm

I said the link didn’t work, turned out the server was temporarily broken, so I edited the post. Seems we can’t just delete our own posts…

Mar 22, 2009 at 10:42pm

The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music by *ahem* Mr. ‘MSP’ is a pretty good read:

Mar 22, 2009 at 11:19pm

I would easily as well recommend Peter Elsea’s tutorial books on all of Max MSP and Jitter
They are for Max 4. But can easily be attached to Max 5…

Mar 23, 2009 at 9:31am

todd winkler’s book , yes a little outdated maybe , but still very well written and has some great and and very valuable approach ideas, (wish he would do a new one , though !!!!!!)

Coming to think of it , I would love to see cycling74 make a book on the subject !! !!! !!

Mar 23, 2009 at 1:33pm

2 Pure Thanks for tutorials, they are very instructive =)

Mar 23, 2009 at 3:47pm
tiago_vla wrote on Sun, 22 March 2009 08:47
curtis roads – computer music tutorial (MIT Music Press)
curtis roads – microsounds (MIT Music Press I guess too)

This are paper only, right (I have them both, but would actually read them if I had them as pdf`s)

Any more tips on pdf books on max, I would be really interested

Mar 23, 2009 at 3:54pm

hope you saw “Teory And Techniques Of Electronic Music” by Miller Puckette

Mar 26, 2009 at 2:01am

tutorial PD Russian

Feb 9, 2011 at 7:20pm

This has been answered

scroll to the bottom of the page the link is there

best regards



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