We use Max and Gen to prototype Audio and DSP ideas which find their way in to all aspects of our work. We have a Max For Live package in alpha/beta testing at the moment and hope to continue to build in Max and Live, as well as plugins and embedded systems in the future. Without Max For Live we would never have met or got started on our projects.
I use Max to create these densely layered lively ambiences, which probably has become characteristic of my work – it is always there somewhere… I also use Max for a lot of vocal processing – either singing directly into it or using it to process recorded vocals.
We've used Max for every step, from design, to prototyping, to proof-of-concept, to production. When we're testing the keypads, there's a specific Max patch I run to make sure everything is working correctly in the circuit.
Photo by Szilvi Toth, via Sonic Acts
For my live performances, I process Jitter visuals and synthesize sounds with several algorithms in real time. And for a research project done at the National University of Electro-Communication, we analyzed the human body's musculoskeletal movements by using cv.jit in Max, combined with ultrasonography.