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Extended Instruments in Max
Max has been used to extend instrumental performances in unique ways since the earliest days of the software. To explore what performers today are doing with Max, we reached out to three artists who are extending their instruments with Max - Uriel Barthélémi, John Baylies, and Jacob Johnson - and asked them to share some patches with us.
An Interview with Takumi Ogata
Takumi Ogata creates custom instruments for performing with Max.
Ends: Ambient Sunday Live Streams
Ambient music artist Ends streams live every Sunday with an assortment of nicely presented Max patches. Try out some of his patches here.
Timbre Transfer with Machine Learning by Isaac Io Schankler
You’ll need to download and install nn~ first, and then download the patch and supporting materials. After you run the patch and turn the audio on, you can try out the timbre transfer by turning on the mic input, or by playing back the little synth guitar loop that I provided.
Collaborative Drum Kit in Max, Part 2
Drums and rhythm are a foundational element of electronic music especially, and every artist has their preferences in how they should sound. Drum voices can also be a fun sound design challenge for Max patching. For this community project, we invited four artists to each create their unique take on some classic percussion sounds - rimshot, clap, cowbell, and cymbal - along with a custom sequencer that puts this collection into ...
Starting Points in Max pt. 2
How do you get started when you begin a project in Max? We asked 3 artists working with Max to share each of their personal starting points.
An Evening with Max and RNBO in Brooklyn
On February 23, 2023, Cycling '74 will host an event in Brooklyn, NY.
3 Explorations in Gen~
Following the release of Gregory Taylor and Graham Wakefield's new book of Gen inspiration, we invited 3 artists to each produce a patch for us that does something with gen~. Whether you're looking for some good Gen tricks, or just want to experience the patches, there's a lot here to enjoy.
One Button Patching Challenge
We invited 3 artists from the Max community to make a patch with only one button for interaction.