Actually I have two questions
I just downloaded the Max demo and wanted to go through the tutorials where I am dealing with midi using a synth within ableton live (operator) I might want to record into live. So I guess I would do that by using the midi_adrewire driver mentioned in the getting started manual. How do I change that though?
Second, I've looked gone through about 12 tutorials and while Max seems interesting, I am wondering if it is for me. I don't really have a desire to build synths and samplers from the ground up when I can use the ones that already exist. I am interested in making little tools just to help my understand music from a mathematical perpective like thinking of rhythm in terms of the ratio of beats in a bar or pitch interval ratios, but I could do that with a calculator. Also, designing things from the ground up if I thought of something I wanted to do that I could not find something else that already did it would be nice, but will I ever have time to right music again? If you have time, I wouldlove to hear why you are glad you took the time to learn to use Max/MSP. You may turn someone around who is overwhelmed with the complexity of programing .