This week, we released a new version of Max along with a surprise: an updated version of Mira! If you aren’t familiar with Mira, it is our Max programming ‘window’ for the iPad that uses a few specific objects (mira.frame, mira.multitouch and mira.motion) to provide a complete two-way connection between your tablet and your Max patch. This update is primarily a maintenance update, focused on improvements on network connectivity and application stability.
I just received an email from our friend Lippold Haken.
Today we released our first product in the app store, officially known as Mira Controller for Max (but hereafter referred to as Mira).
Dan shares how he balances programming, performance, and composition.
Max user Kevin Holland and his partner just launched a new music-making project called Luminth that you should check out.
One of the things that first drew me to Max was its ability to connect such a wide variety of software and hardware in meaningful and flexible ways.
Part 3 of the tutorial series on Livid Instruments' Code.
The producer/engineer talks about Björk's "Biophilia" and how Max challenged his linear view of music.
My most recent project, the USB-Octomod, uses Processing to create an OpenSoundControl (OSC) interface between any OSC-ready software and a hardware CV device I built using a Teensy 2.0 microcontroller and two MAX5250 DAC chips.
In this article, I'm going to break down the connections between the different pieces of software and hardware used, in order to explain how the system works and to provide the basis for a future tutorial on how one might use the device.
You can read more about the Octomod here, but it essentially allows computer control over the analog control voltages commonly used in analog synthesizers.
A Wii controlled version of my special needs software, to allow non-musicians to make music together.
DMaX is a set of devices for Ableton Live written with Max for Live, that allow DMX lighting to be controlled using Live parameters.
Artist and educator Chris Coleman is recognized in the Max community for his work on Maxuino, a Max interface to the popular Arduino microcontroller board.
Author: Christian Blomert
TouchControl combines the advantages of Max 4 Live and TouchOSC to create an automapping control interface for Ableton Live that runs on iPhone / iPod Touch.
EAMIR (Electro-Acoustic Musically Interactive Room) is a collection of interactive music systems that allow individuals, including those with mild and profound disabilities, to create a unique musical expression without the physical and technical limitations found in the study of traditional acoustic instruments (e.g.
Matthew Davidson aka Stretta is a talented guy. He’s an accomplished graphic artist and video producer/editor but we talked to him about his music. Stretta’s music is lush, modest and dreamy in the tradition of Brian Eno but it definitely has character of its own. Stretta comes from a tradition of modular synthesis that led him to discover Max/MSP.
Author: Livid Instruments
MIDI controllers supported with a variety of Max/MSP/Jitter patches for audio and video.
I needed my own controller for Ableton Live. I built it in a diy mind and I'm using max for live as an interface between Ableton Live and the hardware.
Even before the Max for Live beta was opened up to the public, a community of testers was hard at work putting Max for Live through its paces.
Robert Henke is a brilliant electronic musician who records and performs under his own name and also as Monolake. His music has been described as minimalist yet complex techno with an architectural sound. For me, his music is very spatial and multi-dimensional.I find it takes me on an extraordinary journey through space and time, similar to a great work of fiction. Henke recently said, "The last century was about the creation of electronic music. This century is about performance."
OMM is a robotic orchestra leaded by a human performer gestures.
pMix (short for preset mixer) is a composition and performance tool that facilitates the control of multiple plugin parameters using an intuitive graphical interface.
In her first years of using Max, Pamela Z was able shed the hardware weight by building her own instrument in Max. Take a look inside her Max instrument and her custom controllers during this presentation from Expo '74.