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Where to find more advanced Max/MSP patches

October 13, 2008 | 4:29 am

Hi, I was wondering if anyone know’s where I can find more Max/MSP patches especially more advanced patches. I have trouble designing my own instruments and it would be helpful to find patches done by others. Thank you very much!



k9
October 13, 2008 | 7:55 am

On 13. Oct 08, at 06:29 , John wrote:

> Hi, I was wondering if anyone know’s where I can find more Max/MSP
> patches especially more advanced patches. I have trouble designing
> my own instruments and it would be helpful to find patches done by
> others. Thank you very much!

Hi John,

I was asking myself the same questionfor about two years until very
recently.

The best answer takes a bit of time: lurking on this list and looking
at the patches that people often post. Also often people talk about
objects that they are using which you may find interesting. Head over
to http://maxobjects.com and look up those objects, download them if
you can, install and look at them. Open their help files and integrate
them into something you are working on.

Over at http://cycling74.com this list is archived and you can search
the archive, that’s a good way to find solutions for something more
specifc (say "FM synthesizer").

Don’t forget the excellent tutorials that come with Max, either. There
is some really really good and mostly simple stuff in there that can
be a tremendous help

For me the big breakthrough into Max came only recently when I started
taking parts from all the help, tutorial and example files and toss
them together to form something new — instead of thinking that my
patches have to be written from scratch. For most ideas someone has at
least a similar solution already. It’s much better to adapt those (and
get your work off the ground) than to sit there, scratching your head,
wondering why there is no sound coming out of groove~ *again*…;-)

At least this is my conclusion to my own "Getting started with Max/
MSP" question…

Kai


October 13, 2008 | 11:19 am

The best stuff i found so far was here on this board. But they’re not big, finished patches, they’re gems on how to do specific stuff.

Bigger patches would probably not even be that useful, as your design of patches will often differ to theirs and you’ll have to look for interesting parts.

Hey, now i think about it, a tree view of all subpatchers, would that be useful? Poly~ would have to be included, and bpatchers as well (those two need promotion anyway).


October 13, 2008 | 12:30 pm

Katsuhiro Chiba has some great patches online, at http://www.audiooo.com/jp/index.html (under ‘free stuff’)
i remember learning a LOT by studying those

philippe


October 13, 2008 | 4:00 pm


October 13, 2008 | 4:34 pm

On Oct 12, 2008, at 9:29 PM, John wrote:

> Hi, I was wondering if anyone know’s where I can find more Max/MSP
> patches especially more advanced patches. I have trouble designing
> my own instruments and it would be helpful to find patches done by
> others

The Cycling ’74 User Pages can turn up some goodies: http://www.cycling74.com/twiki/bin/view/Share

As others have mentioned, the examples folder has some good stuff.

I have some basic techniques here: http://www.xfade.com/max/examples
and some larger things here: http://www.xfade.com/max/

-C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com


October 13, 2008 | 6:54 pm

I have a pretty big patch here:

http://interchanzheblique.snottywong.com/

but it’s somewhat aged now and only works in 4.6 … But you can still get a good idea of what it can do.


October 13, 2008 | 7:18 pm

Some of my pedagogical software and patches are available here:

http://www.sfu.ca/~eigenfel/software.html


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