So far we have talked about how Max for Live will allow you to create your own custom Max devices that run inside of Ableton Live.
I spent 4 days in Pittsburgh in early June attending the 2009 NIME conference at Carnegie Mellon University.
I recently wrote a couple of tutorials for the Cycling '74 website on a subject that's close to my heart - generating and organizing variety when working with Max (I'll bet that you just thought they were about making LFOs and working with the new Max 5 timing features, didn't you?).Download the patch used in this tutorial. Other LFO tutorials:
K-Bow Keith McMillen Instruments recently impressed all of us at NAMM with demonstrations of a new pair of string performance devices, the K-Bow and StringPort, both of which include some very rich software applications written in MaxMSP.
In this, the final episode of our guitar processing extravaganza, we are going to step away from making effects and focus on performance support.
This week the new Eowave OEM USB boards arrived at Cycling '74 HQ, and I was all too happy to give it a test drive.
Now that I've got a nice generative patch and a way to hear it, I thought it'd be nice to make a few improvements and extensions that would let me begin to specify larger structures - to generate instructions to my generative patch, as it were.
Last time out, we created the LFOur, a generative patch composed of a quartet of synchronized LFOs whose output we can use to make noise.
Game Controller A surprisingly expressive instrument The Guitar Zeros web site It's great to see the way that Max/MSP crosses musical genres and also allows people to repurpose available (and maybe not so available) technology.
As a Max programmer, I spend quite a lot of time making patches that some people might find a little odd; rather than a large "instrument" that I toil over at great length or "the patch is the piece" outings, I love to make Max patches that don't make any noise or play any movies or create OpenGL scenes.
This year, we decided to set up shop at the 3rd annual Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA.
Hardware Controllers Adaptable, minimalist interfaces monome website Interview with Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain from Monome By Marsha Vdovin Brian Crabtree (who performs under the name tehn) and his partner Kelli Cain are collectively known as monome.
by Chris Warren The concept is simple: replace a few of the keys on a USB keypad with heavy duty footswitches.
By Marsha Vdovin I spent hours and hours agonizing over an introduction to this interview.
My friend Mike Metlay recently asked me to perform with him on a live StillStream webcast scheduled for June 30, 2007.
Bert Schiettecatte is the founder of Percussa, a music hardware and software company located near Leuven, Belguim.
I first became aware of Luke DuBois when I heard his band’s CD Freight Elevator Quartet.
Creating Your Own Interface In the previous installments, I've tried to give you a quick hands-on feel for how radiaL operates, paying particular attention to how you can develop a feel for radiaL's nonlinear playback modes by listening.
Max is all about making connections.
I tend to look at larger bodies of work -- novels, recordings - even things like software, I suppose -- and wonder if there's a single point at which everything began.
When a new shipment of Lemurs arrive from France, the excitement begins to grow at c74 headquarters.