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Step by Step: Adventures in Sequencing with Max/MSP, by Gregory Taylor, published by Cycling '74, provides the recipes for over a dozen step sequencers that range from basic to surprisingly deep. Japanese version available (translated by MI7).
Electronic Music and Sound Design - Theory and Practice with Max 8 - Volume 1 (Fourth Edition), by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri provides the reader with skill and understanding in using Max/MSP for sound design and musical composition.
Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd, by Eric Lyon guides the reader step-by-step through the process of designing externals, from concept through implementation in English.
The Art and Technique of Electronic Music, by Peter Elsea explores topics from the fundamentals of acoustics through the basics of recording, composition with the tools of music concreté, and music production with MIDI instruments, softsynths and digital audio Workstations. Later sections of the book cover synthesis in depth and introduce high powered computer composition languages including Csound, ChucK, and Max/MSP.
Max/MSP: guía de programación para artistas, by Fransisco Colasanto has music and sound focused academic text on how to program with MaxMSP, written in Spanish.
Max/MSP: Programming Guide for Artists, Max 6: Synthesis I, also by Fransisco Colasanto. Purchase the English or
ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN: Theory and Practice with Max and MSP, by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri (Foreword by David Zicarelli). This book 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.
Max/MSP/Jitter for Music: A Practical Guide to Developing Interactive Music Systems for Education and More (2nd Edition), by 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.
Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max, by Todd Winkler.
2061:Maxオデッセイby Masayuki Akamatsu.
Max for Live Ultimate Zen Guide, by Julien Bayle. A guide explaining the Max integration inside Ableton Live, the LOM use and much more (Available in French and English).
Síntesis I. Teoría y práctica en Max MSP (Volume 1) by Carlos D. Perales is an introduction to the digital synthesis through Max MSP or vice versa. At the same time that the different types of synthesis and their theoretical principles are explained, the resources offered by this digital tool are explored through a detailed explanation of practical examples.