Use of Max/Msp Screenshots
I was wondering if I could call on your advice. I am currently a postgraduate student looking to create a tutorials book of simple to create max projects. I started using max 2 years ago as part of my masters course. I researched in our University library and realised there was no literature. Realising it is all on the net this provided a great utility and resource for my development. I would like to produce a tutorial guide for University and schools that use this software as an aid and guide in creating simple projects, and learning how to use the software. I would be using many screenshots of my patches and the software. Is this permissible at all? I know they do it on Youtube through video tutorials. I have researched other websites with mixed results.
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
Your institute isn’t giving you value for money if they can’t get you access to the following core texts:
Have you encountered Peter Bachelor’s excellent course:
A very good syllabus ‘template’, with excellent resources and materials.
As for the use of screenshots in a commercial text, I guess it’s public domain stuff, at least until you publish; but I could be wrong.
Many thanks for your quick reply. All of these texts seem very useful, especially the last one with the youtube videos. Will look into this further.
I like the two by Perry R Cook
LoadBang is an online PD book that I find really great. It’s very straight forward and there are lots of example patches. Also I like how basic techniques are developed. So there isn’t for example just one complex granular patch and then a lot of words theorizing about granular synthesis but rather a lot of granular patches each one another small step in complexity. So in the end all of granular synthesis is covered in a practical way.
I like this book as well:
It’s more basic but more focused on hardware synths and the techniques they use. It is simple and easy to read and a good introduction to block diagrams.
I would add Miller Puckette’s "Theory & Technique of Electronic Music", which is available online as a PDF from http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques.htm
Written by the father of PD himself (hence the grandaddy of Max), it produced quite a few ‘ah!’ moments for me.
+1 for Music, Cognition & Computerised Sound, btw,
The fact that Puckette’s book also features a lovely foreword from Max Mathews pretty much tells you that it’s a quality read for computer musicians. +1
Cheers everyone! Many thanks for your responses. There are some fantastic resources posted here, these will help greatly.
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