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Feb 25 2009 | 8:11 pm

Hi everyone,

I’m a total rookie with this package at the moment and I need to have a generated audio loop (created in garageband etc…) that will be triggered to play when someone touches a surface that I will make touch sensitive. Any ideas on where to start?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Need anything I can get right now.

Cheers Smile

Feb 25 2009 | 8:50 pm

max-wise, if you’re not doing anything other than playing a loop you’ve made somewhere else, take a look at the sfplay~ object. it’s very straightforward and a place to start if you’re a beginner.

touch-sensitive interface-wise, google for the arduino or the miditron – both of these can straightforwardly interface electronics with max/msp.

how is it going to be touch-sensitive? sounds interesting

Feb 27 2009 | 1:58 am

To achieve that in Max, you will surely need to learn Max through a few tutorials. If you will have a MIDI-touch surface, you will practice with the related tutorials.
If your sole goal in Max/MSP is this kind of interaction, looking into Ableton Live instead might be a very good thing. With Max, you will be able to do a zillion more things. And your project could be a great way to enter this world!
Good luck,

Feb 27 2009 | 10:26 am

And as a plus Jean-Francois, with the up coming Live 8 and Max for Live, the World is our Oyster in the fields of making awesome Max patches to a platform like Live.

Cant wait to get my copy of Live now, ooohh…

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