A Few Minutes with BEAP, Part 1


    Max 7 includes a new set of tools developed by Matthew Davidson for his work as a Berklee School of Music instructor. The idea is to have a set of objects that would be as easy to use as the Vizzie modules, but would mirror some of the functionality of a Eurorack modular synthesizer. The result is BEAP: the Berklee Electro Acoustic Pedagogy - a fancy way of saying “A Modular Synthesizer in Max!”
    We are going to highlight individual BEAP modules over the next few months, but we should start off with a basic patch: our first BEAP synthesizer. Follow a step-by-step demo of the creation of a simple synth, and use it to explore the BEAP system on your own.

    A Few Minutes with BEAP: Create a Simple Synthesizer (Part 1)

    All the tutorials in this series:

    • Oct 31 2015 | 2:44 pm
      Hi, Darwin - thanks for this great intro. I can't seem to get any sound out of this, despite confirming the signal chain and seeing the DSP VU meter light up on the Stereo module (and the patcher Master volume). Audio works fine on my machine otherwise. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    • Oct 31 2015 | 3:06 pm
      D'oh, never mind. Found the input settings under Options :)
    • Mar 02 2019 | 4:16 pm
      Hi Darwin,
      when I add the MIDI IN object, there's no 'microKEY KEYBOARD' option. There's nothing I can select.
      I have a small midi-controller (some thing with a few buttons and sliders). When I attach this one to my computer, I can select 'USB MIDI Controller' on the MIDI IN object. Button presses are detected, but no sound is produced.
      I've browsed the cycling74 forums, but this soon became... eh.... too much off track;-) Any idea how to make my keyboard selectable and produce sound like in your tutorial?
      Cheers! Arne
    • Mar 02 2019 | 8:22 pm
      (and I use Windows 10 64bit; 32GB RAM; i7 processor)
      I just listened your podcast interview with Paul Schreiber. Such different times back then, albeit not so long ago. Nice to be able to get acquainted with modular synthesizer philosophy thanks to Max.