Max/MSP/Jitter basic learning resources.


    Dec 11 2007 | 4:25 pm
    A while ago I posted a summary of learning resources that I prepared for a residency at Willamette University. I attached it to an email but it did not reach the list. I when to the forum site and posted the message there with the attachment but it still didn't arrive on the list. Many people have downloaded it from the forum and it is still there. You can see my message at
    download the attachment directly from...
    There seems to be a sudden increase (yeah!) in new users with lots of questions that can be answered by going through the things on my list.
    Cheers Gary Lee Nelson Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson

    • Dec 11 2007 | 5:33 pm
      Thank you very much Dr. Nelson. I really try to do as much research on my own before posting questions. This gives me (and other new users) some more resources to try when confronted by a roadblock. Fletcher
    • Dec 11 2007 | 5:54 pm
      I wasn't complaining about anyone in particular. I am delighted that so many new people are discovering Max. The goal of my posting was to gather together the resources that I find most valuable in my own work and that of my students.
      Max is, in fact, easy to learn if you make use of the tutorials, manuals and help files that have been provided. When I am looking for something myself, I first ask "is this something I ought to be able to do?" If the answer is yes then I assume it is somewhere in Max already or in the richness of third party contributions. Then I search maxobjects.com with keywords that seem sensible. I almost always find what I am looking for.
      On 12/11/07 12:33 PM, "Chad E. Fletcher" wrote:
      > > Thank you very much Dr. Nelson. I really try to do as much research on my own > before posting questions. This gives me (and other new users) some more > resources to try when confronted by a roadblock. > Fletcher
      Cheers Gary Lee Nelson Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Dec 11 2007 | 8:12 pm
      Nice list, Gary - thanks for sharing it.
      Another helpful aspect of this whole thing would be a set of suggestions for how to work through the tutorials for maximum benefit. Here's what I have my students to do when working through them, anyone else have other/more suggestions?
      1) Read the PDF tutorial through and follow along with the associated Max/MSP/Jitter tutorial file. 2) Open and work with the help file for each newly introduced object. 3) Look up all newly introduced objects in the associated Max/MSP/ Jitter reference manual. 4) Read all reference manual pages for objects referred to in the 'See Also' section at the end of each object in step 2 above. 5) Modify/repurpose the tutorial in some substantial way - change variables, replace objects, reroute data/signals, insert new objects into the data/signal flow, etc. Save these modified tutorials under a new name and bring them to class for sharing & discussion.
      After doing a number of tutorials: 6) Modify 2 or 3 of them to work together in some way to accomplish some new task. 7) Create a short etude or piece from significantly modified tutorials.
      On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Gary Lee Nelson wrote:
      > A while ago I posted a summary of learning resources that I > prepared for a > residency at Willamette University. I attached it to an email but > it did > not reach the list. I when to the forum site and posted the > message there > with the attachment but it still didn't arrive on the list. Many > people > have downloaded it from the forum and it is still there. You can > see my > message at > > https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php? > t=msg&goto=122344&rid=0&srch=basic > +learning+resources#msg_122344 > > download the attachment directly from... > > https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php? > t=getfile&id=1007&rid=0&S=55ddb071 > cf3cabebed6f971a7549ebe3 > > There seems to be a sudden increase (yeah!) in new users with lots of > questions that can be answered by going through the things on my list.
      ---- Steven M. Miller Professor, Contemporary Music Program College of Santa Fe
      Home SFIFEM Atrium Sound Space OVOS CMP
    • Dec 11 2007 | 8:24 pm
      In step 4, I meant to refer to "in step 3 above" - sorry for the confusion.
      On Dec 11, 2007, at 1:12 PM, Steven Miller wrote:
      > Nice list, Gary - thanks for sharing it. > > Another helpful aspect of this whole thing would be a set of > suggestions for how to work through the tutorials for maximum > benefit. Here's what I have my students to do when working through > them, anyone else have other/more suggestions? > > 1) Read the PDF tutorial through and follow along with the > associated Max/MSP/Jitter tutorial file. > 2) Open and work with the help file for each newly introduced object. > 3) Look up all newly introduced objects in the associated Max/MSP/ > Jitter reference manual. > 4) Read all reference manual pages for objects referred to in the > 'See Also' section at the end of each object in step 2 above. > 5) Modify/repurpose the tutorial in some substantial way - change > variables, replace objects, reroute data/signals, insert new > objects into the data/signal flow, etc. Save these modified > tutorials under a new name and bring them to class for sharing & > discussion. > > After doing a number of tutorials: > 6) Modify 2 or 3 of them to work together in some way to accomplish > some new task. > 7) Create a short etude or piece from significantly modified > tutorials. >
      ---- Steven M. Miller Professor, Contemporary Music Program College of Santa Fe
      Home SFIFEM Atrium Sound Space OVOS CMP
    • Dec 11 2007 | 9:40 pm
      YES! I just pasted your list into my document (with credit, of course). I'll wait a few days for more suggestion. Then I'll compile and repost.
      On 12/11/07 3:12 PM, "Steven Miller" wrote:
      > Nice list, Gary - thanks for sharing it. > > Another helpful aspect of this whole thing would be a set of > suggestions for how to work through the tutorials for maximum > benefit. Here's what I have my students to do when working through > them, anyone else have other/more suggestions? > > 1) Read the PDF tutorial through and follow along with the associated > Max/MSP/Jitter tutorial file. > 2) Open and work with the help file for each newly introduced object. > 3) Look up all newly introduced objects in the associated Max/MSP/ > Jitter reference manual. > 4) Read all reference manual pages for objects referred to in the > 'See Also' section at the end of each object in step 2 above. > 5) Modify/repurpose the tutorial in some substantial way - change > variables, replace objects, reroute data/signals, insert new objects > into the data/signal flow, etc. Save these modified tutorials under a > new name and bring them to class for sharing & discussion. > > After doing a number of tutorials: > 6) Modify 2 or 3 of them to work together in some way to accomplish > some new task. > 7) Create a short etude or piece from significantly modified tutorials. > > > On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Gary Lee Nelson wrote: > >> A while ago I posted a summary of learning resources that I >> prepared for a >> residency at Willamette University. I attached it to an email but >> it did >> not reach the list. I when to the forum site and posted the >> message there >> with the attachment but it still didn't arrive on the list. Many >> people >> have downloaded it from the forum and it is still there. You can >> see my >> message at >> >> https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php? >> t=msg&goto=122344&rid=0&srch=basic >> +learning+resources#msg_122344 >> >> download the attachment directly from... >> >> https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php? >> t=getfile&id=1007&rid=0&S=55ddb071 >> cf3cabebed6f971a7549ebe3 >> >> There seems to be a sudden increase (yeah!) in new users with lots of >> questions that can be answered by going through the things on my list. > > ---- > Steven M. Miller > Professor, Contemporary Music Program > College of Santa Fe > > Home > SFIFEM > Atrium Sound Space > OVOS > CMP > >
      Cheers Gary Lee Nelson Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Dec 12 2007 | 5:53 pm
      Gary many thanks for this. This is useful in more ways than I can think
      I am a long standing user of Max yet I managed to ask some pretty obvious and stupid questions at times, Just do a search on my name on the list and you will see!.
      The problem for me ( and I would like to hear what others think of this) is that I work with a specific set of objects, mainly signal processing objects. I spend a lot of time manipulating classic and trivial waves for a specific purpose, however when I come to use list based and other objects I am dumb as a wall and so have to look at the tutorials etc and now and again, late at night cannot find the answer so post one of my questions (thought the answer is always in front of me!)
      So thanks for this
      best Pere
      PS, No don;t see any roadblocks here, just more info, the the beauty of community!
      On 11/12/2007, Gary Lee Nelson wrote: > > A while ago I posted a summary of learning resources that I prepared for a > residency at Willamette University. I attached it to an email but it did > not reach the list. I when to the forum site and posted the message there > with the attachment but it still didn't arrive on the list. Many people > have downloaded it from the forum and it is still there. You can see my > message at > > > https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php?t=msg&goto=122344&rid=0&srch=basic > +learning+resources#msg_122344 > > download the attachment directly from... > > > https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php?t=getfile&id=1007&rid=0&S=55ddb071 > cf3cabebed6f971a7549ebe3 > > There seems to be a sudden increase (yeah!) in new users with lots of > questions that can be answered by going through the things on my list. > > Cheers > Gary Lee Nelson > Oberlin College > www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson > > >
      -- Pere J Villez: Pereshaped
    • Dec 12 2007 | 10:58 pm
      hello gary,
      you can put on your list
      some good video tutorials
      vlad basalici
    • Dec 15 2007 | 9:50 pm
      Hi Gary,
      Notes and some patches for a Max/Jitter class I teach at Coventry University. I probably borrowed some material from others I've found online.
      Also, I'd be interested in hearing some feedback about the examples, etc.
      Cheers Evan