This week, we released a new version of Max along with a surprise: an updated version of Mira! If you aren’t familiar with Mira, it is our Max programming ‘window’ for the iPad that uses a few specific objects (mira.frame, mira.multitouch and mira.motion) to provide a complete two-way connection between your tablet and your Max patch. This update is primarily a maintenance update, focused on improvements on network connectivity and application stability.
I happen to love tools that pull me into a different mental space.
This week, Cycling '74 continues its discussions with Beaudry Interactive, spends time with a new oscillator in BEAP, and discovers something new unexpectedly.
Regardless of whether you like programming on Mac or Windows, sometimes you will have your hands tied when you are putting a show machine together.
This week, Cycling '74 sits down for a chat with David Beaudry, follows one of his projects from start to finish, and suggests a book you might find useful.
David Beaudry of Beaudry Interactive walks us through a project that involved Max almost exclusively: The Inspector Training Course presented at the Discovery Cube by the Discovery Science Foundation - the first of its kind.
This week, Cycling '74 checks out the new Synclavier softsynth, clues you in on Max’s Transform menu, and draws some lines sharp enough to shave with.
This week, Cycling '74 explores wetware by playing with the binary beats phenomenon, lets you in on a few Vizzie secrets, and shows you a nifty new Max Package update feature.
This week we start looking into some of the cool devices that people have been creating in Max for Live, and using them within the Max environment.
This week, Cycling '74 explores the world of joysticks, invites you to a virtual Townhall chat, and shares an awesome Jitter package.
It’s not the most attractive piece of gear on my desk, but in terms of cost, size, and getting a bunch of gestural control into Max, it’s hard to beat the humble game controller.
Join us on Tuesday, June 28th from 9am to 5pm PDT. Our friends at Kadenze are putting on a little ‘townhall chat’ with a panel of interesting people on Twitter from across the Music Tech world.
This week, Cycling '74 looks at controlled feedback, creates a BEAP/Vizzie craft cocktail, and updates video processor patches.
When I tried to make a Max patcher for a show which had a large text element to it - creating sentences on the fly with dynamic content, I really struggled. These kind of procedural problems are much more easily and powerfully solved in text based languages. Cue the JS object.
This week, Cycling '74 checks out a new kind of Jazz trio, reports on Moogfest 2016, and has some MIDI-editing fun.
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Last week I flew out to Durham, NC to attend and perform at Moogfest 2016. I knew I was in for a special week when I got to the gate at LAX and saw a large cluster of modular cases and smiling people all gathered together.
It's always interesting to stumble upon something novel. Allow me to introduce you to a group of people who've gotten me thinking. Tin Men and the Telephone - a trio composed of Bobby Petrov on drums, Pat Cleaver on Bass, and Tony Roe on piano and electronics.
This week, Cycling '74 adds Max for Live to your life, interviews a shred-loving friend, and gets your sounds moving.
One of the ways that Max makes your life easier is the ability to host and control VST/Audio Units plug-ins and softsynths.
This week, Cycling '74 visits the Exploratorium, points to new graphics tutorials, and makes a kettledrum synthesizer.
We added a set of new Video and Graphics tutorials to Max 7.
San Francisco’s Exploratorium is one of the most truly unique institutions in the Bay Area.