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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

Hope this helps.

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