Max 8’s MC: working with hundreds more audio channels than speakers - Loop 2018

    In this presentation, Cycling ’74’s CEO and founder David Zicarelli and Content Specialist Tom Hall introduce us to MC – a new multi-channel audio programming system in Max 8. MC unlocks immense sonic complexity with simple patching. David and Tom demonstrate techniques for generating rich and interesting soundscapes that they discovered during MC’s development. The video presentation touches on the psychoacoustics behind our recognition of multiple sources in an audio stream, and demonstrates how to use these insights in both musical and sound design work.

    Multi-channel audio as creative space: Inside Max 8’s MC | Loop

    Download patches used in the MC presentation.
    Part 1: Independent Note Systems MC Loop2018 Part1
    Part 2: Treating Samples as Populations MC Loop2018 Part2
    Part 3: Parallel Effects MC Loop2018 Part3

    by Tom Hall David Zicarelli on
    Apr 10, 2019 2:05 PM

    • Valiumdupeuple
      Apr 11 2019 | 11:24 am
      Awesome, thx!!
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      Apr 18 2019 | 5:38 pm
      the "reverb" one is mind blowing -- can't wait to dive into that when it's posted
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      Tom Hall
      Apr 18 2019 | 6:15 pm
      @arronweits we'll release Part 3 after Expo
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      David Jongen
      Apr 18 2019 | 8:59 pm
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      Riccardo Carbone
      Apr 26 2019 | 10:42 am
      Great Video!
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      Bohdan Kamuz
      Apr 27 2019 | 7:04 pm
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      tommyecho's icon
      May 26 2019 | 4:20 pm
      I downloaded the patch files, but they are files. I'm running a mac, and it is an unrecognized file type. Any advice?
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      Tom Hall
      May 26 2019 | 4:34 pm
      @tommyecho .maxzip is a contained Max Project - you can open it directly with Max.
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      May 26 2019 | 4:39 pm
      Thanks, Tom!
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      Cha Blasco
      Jun 06 2019 | 7:29 am
      Awesome, thanks!
    • aaronweits's icon
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      Jun 06 2019 | 5:36 pm
      amazing! so pumped to dig into this
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      Oct 23 2019 | 9:19 am
      Hi, the links to patches are not working ! thank you Diego
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      Tom Hall
      Oct 23 2019 | 7:05 pm
      @DIEGODALLOSTO I just checked and they're working here (try another browser perhaps?)
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      Bill 2
      Oct 24 2019 | 3:22 am
      Wow! I'd never been interested in the MC stuff before, but now my mind's chugging away with ideas. Thanks guys! :-)
      Oh, and I love the bit of gaffer tape on the laptop hiding the logo of the company that doesn't need any free advertising.
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      Jaanus Karlson
      Jan 22 2020 | 8:35 pm
      Hey guys! Amazing stuff here. But have you got any idea on where to get the last patch from with 24 piano VSTs? This wasn't included in the packs.
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      Tom Hall
      Feb 08 2020 | 6:33 pm
      @JAANUS we didn't include it due to the complex nature surrounding patches with multiple instances of Kontakt & samples
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      Owen Lewis
      Jan 14 2021 | 2:11 pm
      Hello, I think these links are broken. Please could you supply some fresh links? Thanks, for the great presentation.
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      Rob Ramirez
      Jan 14 2021 | 2:26 pm
      Owen Lewis, I just tested the 3 file download links above and they are all working as expected, so not sure what you are referring to
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      Owen Lewis
      Jan 14 2021 | 2:33 pm
      Rob Ramirez, ah yes should have known it was likely a browser issue. Thanks for that, Chrome seemed to not work but got it working with another browser.