telePort is a live performance oriented music program made as a standalone prototype with MaxMSP 5.
It lets you integrate hardware and software instruments as one advanced combined, programmable and morphable instrument.
Storing and recalling patches from both hardware instruments (MIDI/sysex) and VST instruments (fxp+fxb) is handled by the same simple streamlined Patch-changer/Librarian modules.
It brings this morphable modular approach with it as it enters (augmented) sequencing and mixing; making it easy switching between completely different songs/tracks or changing the modules up independently as the music is playing.
The goal being creating a very flexible music system where you can have a whole set, not just a song, at your fingertips and improvise or play structured parts based on rules you define freely.
There’s already a complete series of tutorials on youtube to get you started!
You can watch a visualized set demonstration here: http://youtu.be/98wIQYKboHY
A more descriptive introduction here: http://youtu.be/wj_Yump-KUI
And the full Tutorial Playlist is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98wIQYKboHY&list=PL62486426EBAE608D&feature=plpp_play_all
How was MAX used?
Max 5 was used for everything except a few custom java scripts. It uses the timing objects introduced in Max 5 heavily to provide a very flexible time morphing solution. The rest is "just" good ol' patching with tons of MIDI formating and data/list mangling...