What is MSDP?

    Synchronize modules across multiple boards - or intentionally leave the desynced
    Synchronize modules across multiple boards - or intentionally leave the desynced
    A performance with the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dancers and MSDP 2.0
    A performance with the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dancers and MSDP 2.0
    Drag and drop your favorite media files, synthesize sound, or manipulate live signals
    Drag and drop your favorite media files, synthesize sound, or manipulate live signals

    MSDP 2.0 - a toolbox for Multimedia Synthesis, Design, and Performance


    MSDP is a robust, free and open-source platform for Multimedia Synthesis, Design, and Performance. Built around the paradigm of expandable guitar pedal boards, the 100+ modules included in the program provide all of the tooling required to design, script, and execute complex and exciting performances of audio, video, and multimedia art. MSDP is not a Max package; it is an application that offers a complete creation and performance platform, built in Max 8. The software leverages tooling from the latest updates to the language, popular Max community packages, externals, and abstractions, and custom-built NodeJS scripts, to provide a robust creation environment. Each of the 64 audio, 24 video, and 17 data modules can talk to each other from any location in your project. The free source-code download on Github includes a variety of templates and abstractions that streamline the module building process. Developers can distribute sell custom MSDP modules.

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    • Feb 13 2019 | 12:35 am
      GaaadZooks! Thanks a million for this and I'll certainly be rolling this as a teaching tool in my lecturers. Much love.
    • Feb 13 2019 | 5:31 am
      Thanks for the love! This is my way of celebrating the Max community and helping to grow the experimental media making world!
    • Feb 14 2019 | 12:17 pm
      This is great. I've actually spent the last few weeks putting together something eerily similar to this, but I'm far less altruistic, apparently.
    • Feb 14 2019 | 4:57 pm
      Well, if you ever want to join the cause, let me know. There's always room for growth on the team :)
    • Apr 03 2019 | 5:21 pm
      Very cool, I will certainly tell my prof at University of Victoria about it, I think some of the students in the max courses would be really interested.
    • Apr 03 2019 | 6:44 pm
      Hey Iain, thanks for sharing the love! I have a tutorial playlist on YouTube that covers the basics of building MSDP modules, the max students might dig that a lot: https://youtu.be/BdhN4mpSQXU