Like last year, I will be teaching 2 courses on Max this summer in Belgium.
Max for beginners
This will be some first steps in Max: the language, its structure, syntax and logic; using Midi; basic techniques for synthesis, sampling and processing; building musically useful patches.
Max for advanced users
The content will depend on the participants but may include such topics as granular sampling, analysis and resynthesis with FFT, filter banks, vocoding, various other types of processing, envelope following, pitch following, attack detection, techniques for mixed (instrumental and electronic) music, building live performance patches, other miscellaneous and mysterious DSP issues and Max techniques…
The sessions will combine lecture-demonstration-explanation with collective, hands-on, practical "instrument" building. In both courses we will spend a lot of time making patches together, so you should come away with a fair amount of concrete practical experience.
If at all possible, you should bring your own computer with Max installed, a portable Midi controller (if you have one) and a set of headphones. (There will be some computers and controllers available for those who need them.)
The courses will be taught in English or French (or Italian!), depending on the participants (probably English).
Musiques et Recherches, Ohain, Belgium (a peaceful place in the countryside, near Brussels).
It is possible to camp on the grounds (free of charge).