Max for Live at San Francisco Ableton User Group
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7-9PM at 450 Bryant, Suite 100, San Francisco, I’ll be presenting an introduction to programming in Max for Live for the Ableton User Group Meeting. Here’s the Facebook for the event. I’ll have about an hour to explain what Max is, show how it works in Live, and offer some tips [...]
A New Max for Live Video Course
Want to learn to create custom devices? Austin-based collective Bit Voltage is offering a new video course to help get you deeper into Max for Live. The course, developed by Nate Crepeault, introduces the basics of Max for Live from the ground up with a focus on using the Live API in a Max Device. [...]
New video series: Using Max For Live devices
Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect. Watch for new videos over the coming weeks!
Programming in Max For Live Video Series
Get an introduction to programming in the Max environment in this series of eight tutorial videos on the Max Wiki. Visit the Max Wiki for other useful C74 and User-created resources, where you can also add your own.
Our friends at Percussa have released a new Audio Cube powered Max for Live device called Soundor. Here’s a demo of cubist FM synthesis goodness:
SUFI PLUG INS
A fabulous suite of free and artistic audio plugins using Max for Live, designed to challenge the Eurocentric / Western norms prevalent in electronic music software. Definitely worth checking out both from technical and cultural perspectives. http://www.beyond-digital.org/sufiplugins/ Spin has a nice profile on the project: SPIN: “DJ /Rupture Hacks Western Musical Institutions”
Mouse On Mars use Max For Live and Jitter for “Parastrophics” tour
I’ve long been a fan of the German electronic group Mouse On Mars, but I’ve lost track of them the past few years. I was excited to see they have released a new album entitled Parastrophics earlier this year. For the live performances to support their new album, they are using Max For Live for [...]
Science Fair Projects, Part 2
At the 2011 Expo '74, some Max users exhibited their musical performance work.
Week 16: Loadbang Method in Max for Live
Max for Live Video Tutorials
In addition to new devices and lessons in the Max for Live update (Max 5.1.8/Live 8.2.2), there are a couple of new Live API features we would like to share with you in these short video tutorials. Many Max for Live devices utilize the Live API to control and keep track of different parts of [...]
Noise Tutorial 1: Riding Tandem With The Random
In the last several tutorials I’ve written, I’ve been talking about a subject that interests me a great deal – how to add variety to a Max patch in ways that both provide you with surprising and interesting combinations and do so in ways that make the transition between your input and what your patch [...]
Sound On Sound Reviews Max for Live
In this review, Nick Rothwell explains Max for Live in terms of what the addition of Max offers to Live users. He also shares his perspective on what Live offers to Max users, something that is less commonly discussed.
LFO Tutorial 6 (Live if you want it)
Since a lot of people are interested in what the process of porting a Max patch for use in Max for Live looks like, I thought I’d take this tutorial as an opportunity to go over the steps I used to take my waveplayah patch and to convert it to a Max for Live device [...]
EM Reviews Max for Live
In this article, Jim Aikin reviews the new add-on product to Live, developed by Ableton and Cycling ’74, with a detailed account of his experience. In you are new to Max for Live, this is a helpful introduction before downloading the demo and trying it out yourself.
An Interview with Stretta
Matthew Davidson aka Stretta is a talented guy. He’s an accomplished graphic artist and video producer/editor but we talked to him about his music. Stretta’s music is lush, modest and dreamy in the tradition of Brian Eno but it definitely has character of its own. Stretta comes from a tradition of modular synthesis that led him to discover Max/MSP.
A Video Processing Device for Max for Live
While many people are looking at Max for Live as a great way to integrate their favorite hardware controllers, build really unique effects, and add variety to their productions, I was eager to explore what could be done with video inside of Max for Live.
The Edit Button Has Been Pressed
Even before the Max for Live beta was opened up to the public, a community of testers was hard at work putting Max for Live through its paces. The integration of Max into the Ableton Live environment opened up a whole spectrum of possibilities that many users hadn’t even considered until now, and it didn’t [...]
An Interview with Robert Henke
Robert Henke is a brilliant electronic musician who records and performs under his own name and also as Monolake. His music has been described as minimalist yet complex techno with an architectural sound. For me, his music is very spatial and multi-dimensional.I find it takes me on an extraordinary journey through space and time, similar to a great work of fiction. Henke recently said, "The last century was about the creation of electronic music. This century is about performance."