It's getting frosty in San Francisco these past couple of weeks, but here at sea level, we rarely get to see much snow.
During the month of November, I took a little journey into a new programming area: creating content specifically for the Ableton Push control device.
"One of my early desires as a musician was to sculpt and organize directly the sound material, so as to extend compositional control to the sonic level - to compose the sound itself, instead of merely composing with sounds." –Jean-Claude Risset A strange loop arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards, one finds oneself back where one started.
This all began as a joke within the "Material Team" - since we do a visual programming language, we should have an audio podcast! We could do virtual patching with phrases like "You really need to connect the second outlet of the umenu, because that'll give you what you really want for the midiout object." Yuck, yuck, yuck. But, just for fun, I decided to give it a try anyway.
Many of us at Cycling '74 are gardening enthusiasts.
Francisco Colasanto, who works as assistant director at Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) in Morelia, Mexico, has released the first two modules of a new ebook about Max/MSP on the center's web site CMMAS.org.
Looking to brush up on Ableton Live skills and learn more about Max for Live? Coming up this Friday, September 27th, Seattle's Decibel Festival will be hosting Ableton Day at the Broadway Performance Hall (on the SCCC campus).
I just received an email from our friend Lippold Haken.
This past Friday Google released the source for two of its Chrome Web Lab projects that have been running at the Science Museum in London for the past year.
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7-9PM at 450 Bryant, Suite 100, San Francisco, I'll be presenting an introduction to programming in Max for Live for the Ableton User Group Meeting. Here's the Facebook for the event. I’ll have about an hour to explain what Max is, show how it works in Live, and offer some tips on how to start building your own devices.
Our ever-popular Cycles series of sound libraries, produced by Ron MacLeod, is now available for download in our online store for a reduced price.
Tomorrow (20 July) at 4:30pm, Tom Hall and I will be presenting a 45 minute demo of Mira, the iPad controller app from Cycling '74. We will be discussing the design ideas behind Mira, show Mira working in different contexts, and highlighting the ability of Mira to facilitate collaboration.
Want to learn to create custom devices? Austin-based collective Bit Voltage is offering a new video course to help get you deeper into Max for Live.
Today we released our first product in the app store, officially known as Mira Controller for Max (but hereafter referred to as Mira).
Bill Verplank takes the stage When most people get ready to make a presentation they turn to Powerpoint or Keynote.
Welcome to Daejeon On my last day in Korea, I wouldn't even have noticed.
Recently, I went to the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference in at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea.
A few months ago we made the decision to trim down our office size and send some physical merchandise like shirts, audio libraries, and music releases to Amazon for fulfillment.
The good folks over at VDMX just posted an excellent video tutorial series, detailing the steps necessary to create communication links between Max and VDMX.
Using only a single stereo S/PDIF output from your audio interface, you can access up to five ES-4 gate expander modules - each of which supports eight gate outputs.