When I tried to make a Max patcher for a show which had a large text element to it - creating sentences on the fly with dynamic content, I really struggled. These kind of procedural problems are much more easily and powerfully solved in text based languages. Cue the JS object.
Alessandro Cipriani & Maurizio Giri (one of the most active Max-focused writing units around), introduced the first volume of their ‘Electronic Music and Sound Design’ series a few years ago - first in Italian, and then English translations by David Stutz, followed a bit later by a second volume.
Paul Théberge has taken on a pretty hefty job: documenting the history and direction of music-making and music-consuming technology.
Two remarkable new books featuring Max have just been published that should be a part of any serious student’s collection. First, volume 2 of Electronic Music and Sound Design by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri continues the first volume’s exploration of audio applications of Max/MSP through hundreds of interactive examples.
Francisco Colasanto, who works as assistant director at Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) in Morelia, Mexico, has released the first two modules of a new ebook about Max/MSP on the center's web site CMMAS.org.
Eric discusses the power of coding audio and more.
Francisco Colasanto -- an Expo '74 exhibitor and skilled Max user, teacher, and technical coordinator at CMMAS -- has released the second volume of his "Programming Guide for Artists" books.
I recently encountered an interesting group of people doing what they call "sketching in hardware".
Eric Lyon, developer of numerous cool MSP objects including the FFTease series, has written an amazingly comprehensive new book on writing audio externals in C for Max and Pd.
Our Italian friends Maurizio Giri and Alessandro Cipriani, authors of Electronic Music and Sound Design, tell us why their book is worth checking out and offer insight into its writing in this interview with Cycling '74.
How did you first get started on the book? What gave you the idea to make a textbook focussed on MaxMSP?
It has been many years since Alessandro wrote a book about Csound with Riccardo Bianchini, entitled "Virtual Sound".
Francisco Colasanto recently published Max/MSP: Guía de Programación para Artistas, the first Spanish-language book devoted to Max.
One of the blessings of love is what others bring into our life. Or rather, what others may leave lying on the coffee table for us to stumble across...
I've just finished a "birthday book" that might interest you--especially after I tell you what I think it's maybe not about.