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.
We are very excited today to announce our industry partnership with Kadenze, an arts & creative technology-focused MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) platform.
This week, Cycling '74 wraps up the patch-of-the-day series, reviews a colorful book, and explores the 1000+ projects.
This week, Cycling '74 starts a patch-a-day series, points to a cache of patch downloads, and catches a softsynth bug.
One of the annual high points in my Cycling ’74 trade show life back in the day was the visit from our Japanese colleagues and distributors at MI7.
This week, Cycling '74 makes some noise with Cory Metcalf and finds two goldmines for visuals in Max.
Max nuggets of knowledge are popping up on these active pages daily, don't be afraid to get over there and join in the fun, they aren't just for Nurbs!
Over the years, I’ve been impressed with the Max community's dedication to learning and exploring. It’s pretty rare to hear a Max user say: “Yeah, I’m done now. Nothing new to learn here.” It’s more like: “What patch can I download next? How did you do that?” In recognition of this, we have made some changes to our website.
This week, Cycling '74 releases an update to Max, suggests objects for stretching, and seeks out good answers.
One of the cool features added to Max 7.2.2 is the ability to inform us - and other users - about the value of a package.
Sometimes a project produces great results, and sometimes it helps you create better work of your own.
This week, Cycling '74 chats about Super-Loopers, shares some js magic, and goes granular.
Last week, Gregory reviewed Curtis Roads' Microsound, so it's only fitting that this week we've added Nathan Wolek's LowkeyNW package to the Max Package Manager.
This week, Cycling '74 visits a new discussion forum, and recommends two books and an interface.
One of the groups that has always enthusiastic about Max is the Monome community. After years of gathering on the monome.org forum, Brian Crabtree started a new site called “lines”.