MAX Manual

    Mar 11 2012 | 9:06 pm
    Is there a reasonably comprehensive manual for MAX/ MSP / Jitter less than two years old?
    I recently learned Sibelius 7 — which costs about the same as MAX—and it has a wonderful, explicit manual that costs some $40-50, and I was doing scores in two days. Of course I already knew about reading music, the Italian argot like pianissimo & sforzando , time signatures, the names of instruments, and what the final product should be like.
    How about MAX ? I would presume elementary synthesizer training, as well as C/C++/Java, video production, E.E. theory and whatever else distinguishes AV engineers... and provide tutorials for those who are rusty. I realise so much is on-line, but the real estate on monitors is limited, as well as its portability to outdoors in a lawn chair or the bathroom... and indexing is a must.

    • Mar 11 2012 | 10:26 pm
      Do ALL max and MSP tutorials. For go further :
      I think that an MaxMSP manual will be very usefull !!
    • Mar 11 2012 | 11:02 pm - these are pretty great.
    • Nov 12 2014 | 3:21 am
      @audiolemon: absolutely! i have rarely ever read anything at that level that i could that much comprehend – peter is a genius (and/or i am a very slow learner)
    • Dec 03 2018 | 2:49 am
      I would like to associate myself with the comments above. It it seems very shortsighted to not have a dictionary or some sort of reference material for those of us who would enjoy RTFM. This is like trying to figure out the internet in the late 80’s mid 90’s. Thank god for steve jobs.
    • Dec 03 2018 | 2:09 pm
      you´d just love the max 4 reference pdf files. you open them and one second later all is there. no html bug in the max browser, no mass of unwanted search results, no internet connection required.