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.
On the afternoon of April 3rd, I received an email from M.I.A.'s manager asking if I'd be interested in working with them on a one-off show on the mainstage at Coachella that would feature live video processing, 2 DJs, a real Lighting Director, and glowing EL-wire wardrobe by Janet Cooke Hansen (www.enlighted.com, Daft Punk, etc.) for Maya and the dancers.
When a new shipment of Lemurs arrive from France, the excitement begins to grow at c74 headquarters.
My colleagues Andrew and Meg and I headed over to the new Recombinant Media Labs facility last week for a fun-filled week of Max workshoppery. Of course, I was so busy pitching Max/MSP/Jitter patch projections around and ranting at the some 20-some brave souls gathered to attend that there aren't any pictures of me, and probably fewer or Andrew and Meg in action dispelling the phantoms of fear and doubt.
The nature of the booth traffic is visible not only in a relative dearth of exciting action demo photos on my part (I am giving them aforementioned demos, and thus otherwise occupied), but also in my relative lack of trade show mobility.
The JazzMutant Lemur is an incredibly versatile control surface for media applications.