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The list of what we're discovering about Max and our users grows each day. We tackle everything from hardware reviews to re-reading books from decades past.
Filters: A Resource Guide for Max Users
by Jan 19, 2021 8:00 PM on
Filter selection can be a deeply personal choice for many artists. Some circumstances call for cleanliness and transparency of a filter, while others beg for a little additional color and bite. Some filters are ideal for wild sound design and others are better for a surgical mixing session.
Cycling ’74 partners with Music Hackspace to deliver free online teaching in 2021
by Dec 9, 2020 5:20 PM on
Music Hackspace and Cycling ’74 team up to deliver free monthly Max workshops and meetups.
An Interview with Cy X, Multimedia Cyber Witch
by Dec 8, 2020 10:20 PM on
Cy X is a multimedia cyber witch. Sound, video processing, and web platforms are the elemental resources upon which they draw to cast their spells. Through the intense extremes of the past year, Cy's work, and the depth of thought which fuels it, has been a waypost to me.
Book Review: Drone and Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World
by Nov 24, 2020 4:40 PM on
Are you a lover of drone music and those fellow enthusiasts willing to subvert the distance in much of scholarly writing by means as creative as you know the form itself to be? I’ve got some diverting festive holiday reading (and listening) for ...
Mira 1.2.18 —What's Old Is New Again
by Nov 10, 2020 7:35 PM on
The Mira 1.2.18 release supports iOS 14, and fixes a few longstanding issues related to stability, text rendering, button behavior, and swipe gestures on the mira.multitouch external.
by Nov 10, 2020 7:30 PM on
Collaborative Performance with Node for Max
by Oct 27, 2020 9:15 PM on
Mark Fell and Rian Treanor talk about their work in collaborative performance processes - and their use in various working environments - in this three-way ...
Book Review: Between the Tracks: Musicians on Selected Electronic Music
by Oct 27, 2020 8:40 PM on
Miller Puckette and Kerry Hagan’s edited volume “Between the Tracks” is an interesting and useful way to imagine a very different kind of book than the usual listing of canonical electronic music works.
An Interview with jr: Smartphones and Beyond
by Oct 13, 2020 6:30 PM on
There's magic in using a tool that someone else made to address a very specific artistic need, that grows exponentially the closer you get to the artist. Looking closer, you can appreciate both the approach and personality of the idea's manifestation as a usable tool. I ended up getting to know jr -- the brilliant, approachable, and endlessly motivated creator of a suite of devices called smartphones, which bring modular synth-style "patch programming" to Live.