Work involving Max/MSP
Jun 1, 2012 at 8:38pm
Work involving Max/MSP
Im wondering if any of you have jobs that involve the use of Max/MSP?
Jun 1, 2012 at 10:04pm
Most people that use Max in their work are either involved in the arts or academia. I had a similar question during my undergraduate degree – “Will someone pay me to make patches?!”. Yes, they will, but it’s more than likely that you will need plenty of other skills to go along with it (familiarity with hardware and programming languages which).
Do you have an idea of what you would like to do? There are plenty of examples here – http://cycling74.com/project/
There have been other threads on this, so a quick forum search will uncover some more useful answers.
Hope that helps,
Jun 2, 2012 at 3:20am
“WHAT do you do?”
“And how did you get to do that?”
+what Mike said :)
Jun 2, 2012 at 5:58am
I make apps for museums and exhibitions, multiprojector with blending and geometric corrections, games with wii controllers, multitouch surfaces, show control and more, and I get paid! Good for me haha…
Jun 2, 2012 at 7:08am
@Gerardo : a bit OT but reminds me of a story about Ornette Coleman recording the score for ‘The naked lunch’ with a symphonic orchestra (London’s if my memory’s right). After a take, one of the orchestra musician comes to Ornette and asks : ‘I can’t see your score, what are you playing ?’ So Ornette explained he was improvising along the orchestra score, inventing melodies and textures on the fly. And got answered : ‘Oooh really ? And you get paid for that ?’
Jun 2, 2012 at 12:12pm
I’m a video engineer in a theatre for opera, ballet and drama.
I use an iPad for controlling our Media Servers (Hippotizers) over ArtNet (DMX).
I wrote a patch to control our Panasonic Projectors over RS-232 (saving and transfering projector settings).
I connected the Lightning console with Ableton and the Hippotizers over Max, so anyone can give the GO-command for light, sound and video and everything is in Sync where it should be.
In the end, Max is for me like an Swiss army knife, which I never want to miss in my toolbox. And it is definately one reason why I got the job.
Jun 2, 2012 at 3:12pm
cool, some good answers there :)
I’m currently studying sound design in Denmark and I’m trying to figure out what my opportunities are.
And although i love good music and good sound, it has occurred to me that i shouldn’t be working with sound as a producer, studio-engineer or traditional songwriter in the digital realm. I easily get tired of those situations.
Making patches for correct playback of small pieces of sound, connecting to X-Box controllers etc. is more up my alley!
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