Lisper 64 Bit Max4Live?

Jan 22, 2014 at 9:37am

Lisper 64 Bit Max4Live?

I recently came across this package and am REALLY interested in interfacing Max4Live and Lisp. Is there any current way to do this in 64 bit Windows? It seems the osc objects are still 32 bit and being fairly new a lot of this is way over my head at the moment…

Thanks for any guidance!

Jan 22, 2014 at 8:37pm

It’s not Common Lisp, but Clojure works well with Max. (Search the forums/projects)

Jan 23, 2014 at 7:40am

Thanks for your response. I have a follow up question to all this that I’ve been wrestling with.

I’ve always been attracted to algorithmic systems like Common Music, Symbolic Composer and the like, all Lisp based. The drawback of these is the text based interface and lack of GUI.

At the same time I’ve always wanted one of those systems to exist in a DAW for easier composing so when Max4Live came about I was pretty excited by the possibilities.

Would it be easier to build an Algorithmic type system in native Max or go the route of integrating Max and Lisp using Max for the GUI and glue and Lisp to do the work behind the scenes? I guess I’m not so sure what can be achieved through Max alone at this point…

Something similar to this inside Ableton Live would be a dream for me:

Jan 23, 2014 at 8:41am

You might look into PWGL / OpenMusic. (I’m especially a fam of the former) both of these do have a GUI, though, as always, straight lisp code is ultimately more powerful. (But you can write your own commands for PWGL!)

There is also the Bach project in Max which has a lisp-like syntax.


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