Using a website to control a MaxMSP

Apr 29, 2011 at 10:27pm

Using a website to control a MaxMSP

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone used a website to control or send messages, bang, or trigger a max patch before. I’m currently building a website and I was wondering how I would go about building javascript based website to communicate with max/msp.

In searching for this the closest solution I found is this forum post:

Anyone know how I would go about to set up a server or have Max communicate with a website via PHP, Ajax, VNC or converting the JSON of a Maxpatch into a website.

Ultimately I want to just the user input on a website to control the behaviors of a maxpatch.

Let me know if there is a probable solution.


Apr 29, 2011 at 11:07pm

jit.uldl may be useful.

You can also have some fun with the post function in PHP from the jweb object. So you could have a little fun posting to your own MySQL.

Apr 30, 2011 at 2:40pm

I’m having good results with the following:

Server (inside max)
Net.loadbang.web + JavaScript json parser/formatter

Jquery – using Ajax/json

The nice thing is that I have the same js object to represent the patch state clientside and serverside. to communicate I just send or parse a json string.

I also looked at doing it with node.js running the sever and communicating with max over osc. This had potential but the above solution seemed simpler


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