This week, Cycling '74 talks about WaveDNA, software development and Java, and starts a new series on Max Packages.
In addition to his development with the WaveDNA team and his life as a musician, Peter Slack is one of those people who uses Max as a kind of Swiss Army Knife. Join me for an interesting and wide-ranging chat.
This week, Cycling '74 checks out a new drum pad controller and reads up on a hotbed of electronic music history - Düsseldorf.
Early this year, I found myself in the market for a lightweight pad controller that was affordable and portable, but also flexible and expressive. After looking at a lot of different options that were either too limited, bulky or expensive, I found the BopPad.
You might be forgiven for thinking that any book whose subtitle is “The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music” would merely be YAKB (Yet Another Kraftwerk Book). But prepare yourself for a nice surprise...
This week, Cycling '74 sits down with the guys from Surreal Machines and looks at options for repurposing your Push 2 with Max.
Once in awhile, I’m in a position to have a sit-down with the people who make the things I use - in this case, two of the men behind Surreal Machines’ Max for Live devices: Matt Jackson and Peter Dowling.
When much of the world looks at the Push 2, they see a really well integrated solution for working with Ableton Live. As a Max user, I see that as well – but it’s also an alluring controller/collection of knobs and buttons and LED displays that could maybe be repurposed for, well… something else. Here’s a quick overview of resources out there if you feel the same way….
This week, Cycling '74 chats with Walker Farrell about process, practice and plans, takes a look at Korg’s nanoKey Studio MIDI controller, and announces a special offer from Kadenze.