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Announcing Max/MSP Version 5

Cycling '74 today announced Version 5.0 of its Max/MSP media development tools. This version represents a new era of Max programming, with a completely redesigned multi-processing kernel and a streamlined development environment built on a platform-independent foundation. With a new patcher interface, searchable database of objects and examples, integrated documentation and new tutorials, the new Max user will find a smoother learning curve while experienced users will see improved productivity.

A First Look at Max 5

A quick video-illustrated look at Max5.

Max 5: What It Is (and Isn’t)

Some of you may have heard that major changes are imminent in the Max world, and there is a lot of speculation about what those changes might be. On the eve of our first public exposition of the new version of Max at the AES convention in New York, I thought it would be appropriate to offer some details on the product.

An Interview with Vlad Spears

Daevlmakr sells a suite of plug-ins created in Max/MSP. I was able to spend a lot of time with Vlad Spears for this interview because he lives nearby in San Francisco...

Synth-Building with Max/MSP (Introduction)

This series of tutorials first appeared on my CreativeSynth.com website between 2001 and 2002. Due to their popularity (especially amongst new Max users), I have moved them to the Cycling74.com website.

Synth-Building with Max/MSP #8

This series of tutorials first appeared on my CreativeSynth.com website between 2001 and 2002. Due to their popularity (especially amongst new Max users), I have moved them to the Cycling74.com website.

Interview with Leafcutter John, Musician

I spent hours and hours agonizing over an introduction to this interview. Everything I wrote sucked and realized that I have to let him speak for himself. I think Leafcutter John is brilliant. I love his music which I have been listening to over and over. It is extraordinary, and I'm enthralled with his Max patches, which are amazing artworks in themselves. We had a series of wonderful and fun conversations over a series of weeks...

A Grab Bag of Pluggo Dev Tricks

This folder contains a number of extra externals which we use in the various Pluggo based plug-in packages. These externals are unsupported, contain features which may change at any point, and may not be maintained with regard to backwards compatibility. However, plug-in developers may find some of them useful, and you are free to include and distribute them with your plugs. In this article, I'd like to introduce a few of them, explain a little about how they work, and also demonstrate a couple ...

Managing Complex Patches in Max

One of the beauties of Max is its simplicity: the ability to quickly create a patch that does something artistically interesting. Part of this has to do with its visual programming style - patchcords allow us to see the relationship between graphic objects. However, unless you limit yourself to creating only straightforward patches, your patch can become a spaghetti-like series of connections that confound attempts at debugging. Please note: This article was written for Max 4.6 originally

Cycling ’74 Features Software Update For JazzMutant Lemur At AES

Cycling '74 today demonstrated the recently released version 1.5 software for JazzMutant Lemur control surface. The update is available via download to all current Lemur customers. New software features in version 1.5 allow the Lemur to control many popular DAWs including Logic, Digital Performer, Live and Cubase.

Stupid JS Trick #2: Dragging a Window Around

Welcome to the second installment of Stupid JS Tricks. If you missed the previous installment, you can take trip back in time to see us resize our patcher's interface. In this trick we will rise to a brave new challenge: to drag a window around on our screen without using the standard drag-able region provided on that window by the operating system.

Stupid JS Tricks

This hopefully periodic new column will attempt to get Max's JavaScript object, JS, to jump through a few hoops and garner our applause.

Jitter Recipes: Book 2, Recipes 14-25

The majority of these recipes are specific implementations of a more general patching concept. As with any collection of recipes, you will want to take these basic techniques and personalize them for your own uses.

Jitter Recipes: Book 1, Recipes 0-12

Book 1 contains some clever solutions, advanced trans-coding techniques, groovy audio/visual toys, and basic building blocks for more complex processing.

Cycling ’74 Previews New Software For The Lemur Multi-Touch Control Surface

NAMM • Anaheim, CA • January 19, 2006 - Cycling '74 today announced revision software 1.3 for the JazzMutant Lemur Multi-touch control surface. The forthcoming update will be available via download for all current Lemur customers. New software features in version 1.3 allow the Lemur to be reconfigured in powerful ways from a host computer via the OSC (Open Sound Control) protocol.

MIDI and the Lemur

The JazzMutant Lemur is an incredibly versatile control surface for media applications. It allows you to create an interface match your performance needs, and communicates with your computer through an Ethernet connection (using the Open Sound Control messaging system). Unfortunately, there are relatively few software packages that speak OSC natively, so “bridge” software has been required to interface between OSC and the more common MIDI communication path.

A Video Interview with Ali Momeni, Composer & Researcher

Controller workshop: From do-it-yourself tablas (with sponges!) to the Lemur. Watch Ali's video.

A Video Interview with David Tinapple, Video Artist

On visual programming for visual media. Watch David's video.

The Development of Jamoma

The Jamoma Project recently released version 0.2 of its modular framework for Max, MSP, and Jitter. Despite the low version number this software is actually quite mature, which years of development and experience forming the basis of the framework. Given that this is a significant release in Jamoma's roadmap, I thought I would talk about both Jamoma and it's development.

An Interview with Barney Haynes

Barney has been working in the fields of reactive installation and invasive media for 10 years.

InVeSTigations (part 4)

In this tutorial, we'll add some interesting new bells and whistles to VST hosting and take a look at how you can begin to visually simplify your Max patches, even as they become more complex.

Cycling ’74 To Distribute Innovative Touchscreen Control Surface

Cycling '74, a San Francisco-based music software company, and the French company JazzMutant SAS today announced the signing of an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Cycling '74 will distribute JazzMutant's Lemur multitouch control surface within the United States. The Lemur is a sleek portable controller for live performance computer music applications featuring a 12" LCD display and a proprietary touch screen interface that can simultaneously track multipl...

JazzMutant: Lemur

Recently there's been a lot of talk about this new multitouch LCD controller. JazzMutant website. "LEMUR is a handy and modular touchpanel based controller designed for audio and multimedia real-time applications. Our technology associates multitouch capabilities with visual display. LEMUR is provided with an extensible library of User Interface Objects such as faders, switchs, pads, keyboards, strings, etc."

Joysticks and javascript (fruit on the bottom)

I just wanted something like the joystick. Since, as Martin Luther points out, "It is easier to tear down than to build," I decided to make a stripped-down Javascript object that would do what I wanted. I thought I'd share it with you.