For over 25 years, Max has been making technology a medium of creative expression.

    As part of the IMPART/SUBCLASS program at the University of British Columbia's School of Music and the UBC ICICS Sound Studio, Kieran Coulter explores ideas behind repurposing Kinect and Playstation Move controllers as multimedia devices at a Max Connect event.

    Educational Institutions

    Institutions all over the world have integrated Max into their classrooms, labs, and performance spaces. Max is an ideal teaching tool that introduces students to the world of media technology with an intuitive graphical interface.

    At the same time, Max can be used as a platform for advanced research via Javascript and C++ APIs, the unique Gen language for DSP and visual effects, and thousands of third-party extensions. We provide a variety of options for students and institutions to use Max.

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    Workshops and Events

    You can learn Max at workshops sponsored by organizations including Harvestworks (New York), Women’s Audio Mission (San Francisco), and IRCAM (Paris). Max users are regularly sharing their work at gatherings large and small, from Ableton’s annual Loop event to our irregularly scheduled meet-ups we call Max Connect.

    Find a Max workshop near you

    Max in Translation

    We’ve partnered with MI7 Japan and Francisco Colasanto at CMMAS in Mexico to create Japanese and Spanish versions of Max 7. There are also books on learning Max available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and even English.

    View a list of books and resources

    Teach Yourself Max

    We won’t lie: Max has a learning curve. But you don’t have to go it alone. Max includes innovative interactive learning tools and extensive documentation. You can also call upon an active and helpful Forum community and endless hours of fun YouTube tutorials.

    For more in-depth instruction, there is a growing list of trainers, consultants, and online courses you can call upon to assist you in your journey to Max mastery.

    Find Max trainers and online courses