Can you share some of these alternative concepts, other then the normal 5.1 /7.1 /10.2 standards?
Oli: Those formats are cinema formats.
It's rare these days to experience sound incorporated as an element into Public Art Works.
How would you like to be able to add pattr-based presets to your Max for Live device? Max for Live users can make use of the pattr family of Max objects to provide powerful ways to store, retrieve and interact with parameter data in their devices.
Using pattr objects in your device adds flexibility above and beyond the process of creating Live device presets you already know and love - you can store pattr presets as a part of your Live session and easily import collections of those presets with a single mouse click, use pattr presets to create and explore subsets of your Live device's functionality, and switch pattr presets using MIDI messages or internal programming.
Here's how you can pattrize your devices.
Max for Live differs from Max by itself in some important ways.
Ever wanted to play multiple notes (voices) of your synthesizer or sampler at the same time? In Max, this is accomplished by using the poly~ object.
It's widely known that Miller Puckette, inventor of the Max language, named the program in honor of Max Mathews.
Ever thought about making your own Vizzie modules? With Max 5.1.8, you get the Vizzie Kit and below you will find detailed instructions on how to use it, including how to make existing patches into a Vizzie effects module.
The response to the appearance of Vizzie has been really exciting and rewarding – people all over the place are finding it to be a quick way to start working with Max, and more seasoned users have found it a useful source of "quick-start" modules they can plug into their regular workflow.
In Max/MSP 5.1.8, you will find exciting additions to Vizzie.