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  • The place where Jeff Kaiser started out isn't nearly as interesting as where he's going, and where he's tarried along the way; Classically trained as a trumpet player (and the owner of one sweet quarter-tone horn, by the way) his "instrument" is now a hybridized and extended beast with Max/MSP as the coiled mainspring of the non-human portion.


  • A Few Minutes with BEAP, Part 8


  • Dictionaries represent a convenient and powerful way to structure data used within Max.


  • Book Review: Chromatic Algorithms

    Although it may be easy to ignore now as we stare into our cold, flat, backlit LCD displays, the history of visual display technology is shot through with wild mysticism, experiments, philosophical disagreements, and some truly inspired innovations.


  • Find a Max Workshop

    On this page, you can find places that offer workshops related to Max, MSP, and Jitter.


  • Find a Max Consultant

    On this page, you can find people around the world who offer their skills as consultants or programmers for projects that use Max, MSP, and Jitter.


  • Find a Max Trainer

    On this page, you can find people around the world who offer their skills for one-on-one training or tutorials for Max, MSP, and Jitter.


  • Find a Book about Max

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  • The Infectious Charm of the Bazille

    Sometimes, a little change of pace can be a welcome thing and provide an opportunity to "think different." In that spirit, we asked our synthesist pal Mark Mosher (whose Sonic Encounters podcast you may find of interest if you're not already acquainted) to aim us at an interesting softsynth plug-in that he finds compelling.


  • Noiseunfolding: An Interview with Cory Metcalf

    Cory Metcalf sits down for a low-noise chat about his work with the interactive media collective NoiseFold; their birth in adversity, their approach to crafting intermedia works on the stage and elsewhere out there, and their tools. There is a lot of wisdom hidden in the folds of his answers.


  • Get Comfortable within the Max js Object

    Let’s spend some quality time with a special Max 7 feature: Javascript access to the MSP buffer~ object.


  • I first ran across Christopher Jakobi when when he posted a video of his piece Aurora Drone early last fall on the Forum (you can download the Max patch for it here).


  • Whether you're out in the bush or replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm, having a Swiss Army Knife comes in really handy. I'd like to introduce you to my new MIDI Din/CV/Clock Swiss Army Knife: The Arturia Keystep.


  • For this book review, I’d like to bring not one, but two books to your attention, both of which are by the same author – an author you’ve already encountered: Curtis Roads. One of them is relatively new, and the other falls into my personal list of “must have” texts.


  • The Joy of Project Snapshots

    All of us at some point in our lives have tried to send someone a Max patcher and failed. Maybe there were some missing abstractions, or a wayward Javascript file, or the patcher snapshots you were using went astray.


  • An Interview with Rob Ramirez

    Hi Rob! Can you tell us a little about what you do at Cycling '74?

    I primarily work on Jitter development and support.


  • Vizzie Visions: Episode 2, BEAP Modules


  • A Few Minutes with BEAP, Part 7


  • An Interview with Ícaro Ferre

    Ícaro, thanks for being interviewed.


  • Book Review: Analog Days

    Our instruments – whether blown, fretted, or caressed – are not only objects: they're also repositories of stories - the outward and visible sign of decades of argument about the best ways to transduce small motor activity in the service of making music.


  • Kaivo: A Trip To The Well (For Refreshment)

    Initially, I was going to tell you that I thought I’d take a brief break from blogging about physical stuff – hardware devices – to spend a little time aiming you at plug-in software that I find compelling.


  • Getting Better Framerates

    When working with the Jitter jit.gl.model into jit.gl.multiples objects, you may find your patch’s frame rate dropping to a standstill, depending on how many multiples you’ve specified. A great little Forum posting about this popped up recently that grabbed my attention - a way to get rid of vertices you don’t need in your model without changing its overall shape, which helps you get back to a respectable framerate. With this sweet patcher put together by Greg Finger (and shared on the Forum), most complex shapes will get an average vertex reduction of about 6 times, tested with the built in duck.dae model.


  • Getting Smooth Lines in Jitter

    The question occurs on a semi-regular basis.


  • An Interview with Antye Greie-Ripatti (AGF)

    I first ran into Antye Greie-Ripatti's work as a part of the duo Laub, and have followed her career since then in its many and varied forms - her solo work as AGF (I'm personally particularly drawn to her Source Voice release on the LINE label), the AGF/DELAY duo with her partner Vladislav Delay, and other collaborations with Zavoloka, the trio The Dolls (with Vladislav Delay and Craig Armstrong), and - more recently, as part of The Lappetites (with Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews, and Ryoko Kuwajima).


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