I’m very very new to Max MSP (in fact I’ve NEVER used it before!) and need some guidance on where to get started. Could you recommend a source for good tutorials (starting at a very basic level), and recommend a good starting point?
Are they actually in Max? (I’m about to sound very stupid…) I can’t seem to get past the object/message box. That’s all that appears when I click on either of the desktop icons (‘Max’, and ‘Max Runtime’) that appeared after I installed the demo.
I’d also like to mention the "Tips and Shortcuts" option under the help menu, this gives you some very useful information on making your live with Max easier.
Pay special attention to the "alt-click" (Windows) or "Option-click" (Mac) option, it can be a live safer. In other words; if you wish to know more about a certain object then simply alt/option -click on it in an unlocked patcher and before you know a helppatch displays which gives you explanation and some hands on examples on how to use the object.
The beauty here is that these are help patches. So you can use them, but also copy them entirely (or merely the parts you want) to use or experiment with in your own stuff.