WaveDNA is a Toronto-based company that has achieved great success with their Liquid Rhythm software.
Emerging technologies have blurred the boundaries of art and science, music and coding, sound and image.
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7-9PM at 450 Bryant, Suite 100, San Francisco, I'll be presenting an introduction to programming in Max for Live for the Ableton User Group Meeting. Here's the Facebook for the event. I’ll have about an hour to explain what Max is, show how it works in Live, and offer some tips on how to start building your own devices.
Want to learn to create custom devices? Austin-based collective Bit Voltage is offering a new video course to help get you deeper into Max for Live.
Matthew Davidson, the developer of the new Mono Sequencer device, gives us a quickstart primer on using this creative MIDI effect.
Today we're excited to release Max 6.1.
You can download Max 6.1 now to check out these new features:64bit Application
Get an introduction to programming in the Max environment in this series of eight tutorial videos on the Max Wiki.
Digging into Max for Live for the first time and need a little nudge? Has the edit button been calling your name? To help you get started, we've gathered a few links to helpful tutorials and Max for Live projects that you might not have seen.Max for Live Devices
Our friends at Percussa have released a new Audio Cube powered Max for Live device called Soundor.
A fabulous suite of free and artistic audio plugins using Max for Live, designed to challenge the Eurocentric / Western norms prevalent in electronic music software.
I've long been a fan of the German electronic group Mouse On Mars, but I've lost track of them the past few years.
Sometimes I reach for electronic-based music to lose sense of time and space.
At Expo '74 in Brooklyn this year, Max users exhibited their work.
How would you like to be able to add pattr-based presets to your Max for Live device? Max for Live users can make use of the pattr family of Max objects to provide powerful ways to store, retrieve and interact with parameter data in their devices.
Using pattr objects in your device adds flexibility above and beyond the process of creating Live device presets you already know and love - you can store pattr presets as a part of your Live session and easily import collections of those presets with a single mouse click, use pattr presets to create and explore subsets of your Live device's functionality, and switch pattr presets using MIDI messages or internal programming.
Here's how you can pattrize your devices.
Max for Live differs from Max by itself in some important ways.
In addition to new devices and lessons in the Max for Live update (Max 5.1.8/Live 8.2.2), there are a couple of new Live API features we would like to share with you in these short video tutorials.
In the last several tutorials I’ve written, I’ve been talking about a subject that interests me a great deal – how to add variety to a Max patch in ways that both provide you with surprising and interesting combinations and do so in ways that make the transition between your input and what your patch is doing more subtle than hitting a button object and having everything start behaving in ways that are obviously not you.
To be more specific, I’ve been talking about ways to use the humble LFO as a generator of that variety by summing, sampling, and otherwise using it to produce less ordinary control curves than can be easily intuited by your audience by the time the second sweep of the LFO comes around.
There’s another obvious source of variety generation that Max users often gravitate toward: random number generators.
Made this vid to demo a max for live device my evil twin made.
Recomposer, a device built with Max for Live, allows the user to generate new pieces by algorithmically hybridizing and recombining tracks from existing pieces in Ableton Live.
In this review, Nick Rothwell explains Max for Live in terms of what the addition of Max offers to Live users.
Since a lot of people are interested in what the process of porting a Max patch for use in Max for Live looks like, I thought I’d take this tutorial as an opportunity to go over the steps I used to take my waveplayah patch and to convert it to a Max for Live device waveplayah.amxd.
In my last LFO tutorial, I took the basic LFO module I’ve been working with in the previous tutorials, added some new extensions, and created a nice little patch called the waveplayah that used a summed set of the LFO modules to drive the playback of the contents of a buffer~.