Get ready to control your Max patch from every device you own....
With Mira, we made it possible to control and mirror a Max patch on an iPad, giving multitouch control from any iPad on your local network. This is pretty magical, but one problem nagged at us from the start: What if you don’t have an iPad? A few tireless elves in a shadowy corner of Cycling '74 have been working steadily to seek another way. Today we celebrate the results of their dedication to expanding Max control - Miraweb and Xebra.js.
Miraweb provides a responsive, websocket-based portal into your Max patch from any compatible browser. Just define a region of your Max UI to control, using the mira.frame object and point a browser to the provided URL to start interacting with the patch. Since it works in any browser with websocket support, you can use it with Android devices, iPhones, various laptops and multitouch-enabled computers on your home network. In our testing, we were delighted by how effortless and responsive it was. You’ll have to try it to believe it.
To learn more and explore Xebra.js for yourself, head over to our Github page.
Miraweb is available in the Max 7 Package Manager (Max 7 > File > Show Package Manager) and will require installing the latest Mira package update from the Package Manager. The latest version of Max is recommended for best results.