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  • Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd
    Author: Eric Lyon
    This book guides the reader step-by-step through the process of designing externals, from concept through implementation in English.
    Purchase online

  • Max/MSP: guía de programación para artistas
    Author: Francisco Colasanto
    Music and sound focused academic text on how to program with MaxMSP, written in Spanish.
    Purchase online

  • Max/MSP: Programming Guide for Artists, Volume 2 Max 6: Interface
    Author: Francisco Colasanto
    Teaching techniques for different levels and a reference source on the Max programming language, written in English and Spanish.
    Purchase English e-book online or Purchase Spanish e-book online

  • Max/MSP: Programming Guide for Artists, Max 6: Synthesis I
    Author: Francisco Colasanto
    Teaching techniques for different levels and a reference source on the Max programming language, written in English and Spanish.
    Purchase the English or Spanish e-book online

  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN: Theory and Practice with Max and MSP
    Authors: Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri (Foreword by David Zicarelli)
    Explains sound design, music and concepts through Max, and gives lots of examples throughout. Available in Italian and English. Volume 1 updated for Max 7.
    Purchase online

  • Max/MSP/Jitter for Music: A Practical Guide to Developing Interactive Music Systems for Education and More
    Author: V. J. Manzo
    Use Max to write custom software for musical interaction. The book will discuss the concepts needed to complete your project, complete many projects in a step-by-step style guide, and look at numerous included software examples of working systems.
    Excerpt and purchase online

  • Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max
    Author: Todd Winkler
    Purchase online


  • オデッセイ / : A Max Odyssey Max/MSP/Jitterの総合解説書
    トランスMaxエクスプレス / Trans Max Express
    Max/MSPの総合解説書、
    The Max Book (4.5) オブジェクト・リファレンス、
    The Jitter Book (1.5) クイック・チュートリアル、99ページ

    Author: Masayuki Akamatsu
    Numerous Max books in Japanese
    IAMAS website Publications

  • Max for Live Ultimate Zen Guide
    Author: Julien Bayle
    A guide explaining the Max integration inside Ableton Live, the LOM use and much more
    Available in french and english



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