Max/MSP Drums

    May 03 2008 | 1:38 pm
    I am a newbie to max/msp. I am toying between reaktor and max/msp. I want to be able to create nice drumloops with lots of variations (keymasher in reaktor is a real selling point) I use my own drum samples. So the question is are there any drum sequencers in Max/Msp and also can I use Max/Msp with Logic 8 so if I create patterns and edits, I can insert it into an instrument track?

    • May 03 2008 | 6:04 pm
      Dunno if there is anything more elegant, but I just started working on a 32-step sequencer this week that accepts Samples.
    • May 03 2008 | 9:27 pm
      Well Max/MSP is for building things from scratch so no there are not any pre-built drum machines. It would be a good idea to look through the docs, possibly the Tutorial Zero Video and get an idea of what Max can do for you. You may be able to find some that others have built that you can customize though. There are some objects in Max 5 that make it easier (timepoint, note-aware timing, etc) that will greatly aid in the building of a sequencer/drum machine. Also, if you want to create something that will integrate within Logic, you will need to build a plug-in with Max/Pluggo which isn't too difficult. Pluggo with Max 5 isn't out yet though so you may want to buy/use Max 4 for the interim.
      Hope this helps.