I'm happy to see all the recent interest in OSC on the Max list! In light of some of the recent discussions, I thought I would mention a library of objects that have been in development for some time at CNMAT that operate on OSC data directly (as opposed to OSC-route which operates on OSC-style Max messages). You can find the objects here: http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/downloads/odot
(they'll move to the main downloads page in a few weeks once I'm done reorganizing it).
There are two papers from 2011 here:
Although the objects have changed (significantly, in some cases) since those papers were written, they still serve as a useful introduction to the basic concepts. We have a new paper that's just been submitted for review that should make its way onto the website soon.
These objects are being used quite heavily in a number of projects and are stable and performing well. That said, if you run into bugs, have ideas about how they can be improved, or have any questions, feel free to email me directly while we set up an official issue tracking system.