Practical starting guide to Max/MSP/Jitter


Here we present a beginner’s guide to Max/MSP/Jitter. Our methodology does not include patches because we encourage students to build their own patches from scratch.

We provide textual indications and images to make it easier for the student building and understanding patches.

This is by no means a complete user guide of Max, take it more as the missing link between knowing nothing about Max and feeling confident enough to dive on the tutorials and other external documentation that may seem quite overwhelming for a first time approach to Max.

All the patches shown in images in the guide were tested with Max 5.1.6 and 5.1.7.

We would like to receive your feedback and also if you find the methodology interesting or not in order to develop more modules like this.

How did this project use Max?

The aim of the project itself is to reduce the learning curve for Max novice users.


March 25, 2011 | 9:22 am

Please comment here suggestions or feedback about the tutorial, thanks! bodsiin


March 25, 2011 | 9:28 am

Moin moin! I use Max/MSP/Jitter very often but not exclusively. The integration of applications such as REAKTOR, Live and Resolume are of MIDI or OSC at the top. It requires many skills. A course how to do something as a blueprint is great. MAX is a large and important part of my work. So go ahead.


March 25, 2011 | 4:56 pm

visual methodology very helpful, more please….

many thanks


March 4, 2012 | 9:38 pm

Starting it now.. I start about 5"?
ok, here i go …


February 6, 2013 | 11:25 am

Also starting it now…


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