pMix / int.lib


pMix (short for preset mixer) is a composition and performance tool that facilitates the control of multiple plugin parameters using an intuitive graphical interface. It was built using Max/MSP and Jitter. pMix hosts four VST plugins and lets you interpolate between presets by navigating a 2D visual environment. Presets are represented by coloured balls that are positioned on a plane. The size of each ball and its proximity to the cursor affects the weight of the associated preset in the interpolation. pMix is easy to use and has some fun features such as automation, real time visual feedback and randomisation.

pMix won the 2nd prize at LOMUS 2008 – the international music software competition organised by the AFIM: http://concours.afim-asso.org/2008/

pMix v1 now available for free on the Mac App Store

How did this project use Max?

built with max


June 24, 2014 | 2:41 pm

Great to see this – I did something similar for iPad and a number of hardware synths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XbnLtwxB_c

I’ve got quite a lot of additional logic though, so it’s not simply interpolating parameters but also allows a bit more control, for example mapping pitch to octaves or octaves+fifths etc., restricting oscillator types, filter modes, FX types etc.

I also added options for extrapolation and randomising, so you can go beyond the range of "average" parameters.


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