Max ToolBox

The Max ToolBox is a JavaScript based tool that simplifies some aspects of patching within the Max/MSP environment. The main feature is the ability to quickly connect objects using keyboard shortcuts.

You can get more information, download and view the source at

Questions, comments and suggestions can be sent at maxtoolbox (at) studioimaginaire (dot) com

December 23, 2010 | 1:53 pm

i don’t think i could work in Max without this any more!

December 24, 2010 | 11:08 am

Cool Nat! What’s the difference between version 8 and version 14?

December 26, 2010 | 10:28 am

Hmm apparently there is a problem with the title, version 8 is for Max4 and 14 for Max5, will try to correct it !

February 4, 2011 | 4:34 am

This is one of the most incredible tools ever – it just includes all those things that I wished Max/MSP includes in the package.

Simply incredible, you made my day :) (I’m going to show this to my teacher, his brain will explode)

February 4, 2011 | 7:47 am

Hey thanks for the nice comment ! I’m glad you find it useful !

February 17, 2011 | 9:49 am

wau!! I just have take a look to it but it seems it´s going to make patching much more comfortable and easy… as I do really like to connect tons of objects.

thank you a lot from madrid!!!


July 3, 2012 | 7:32 pm

It’s so amazingly awesome. Thank you.

October 24, 2012 | 5:35 am

God bless your soul Nat !
no more arranging from the menu..

June 14, 2013 | 11:06 am

Nat, I need to thank you from the bottom of my patching heart. I’ve got a monome 128, and there are times where I’m patching 128 objects to 1 routepass – and now all I have to do is select them and press ‘w’.

I’m so grateful for the time you’ve put into this – it’s the first external that I truly feel is an ESSENTIAL addition to max. thanks again!

April 12, 2014 | 12:19 am

Awesome stuff for additive synthesis patching! Really big thanks!

May 26, 2014 | 3:59 am

Thanks for your work on this – really changed my life for the better!

July 7, 2014 | 11:26 am

use it all the time. perfect!

November 16, 2014 | 10:59 am

Best thing to happen for patching since cables.

November 23, 2014 | 4:32 am

Hey Nat,

just letting you know that in 7, when you turn the toolbox on, you get an error message in the console:

text: can’t find file ./resources/init/max-keycommands.txt

doesn’t seem to effect anything, though….


November 27, 2014 | 12:56 pm

Hi Nat,

thanks for a wonderful helper. Now MAX 7 appeared and they changed the whole system, so Toolbox still works but there are little problems, like no help file. Do you think you can take a look at it and adjust it to MAX 7. I am sure you’ll have a bus full of happy campers…

All the best

Hans Peter

November 27, 2014 | 3:13 pm

make sure you are using the latest version:

Hans: I’ll look into this.

November 27, 2014 | 9:59 pm

Hey Nat — you were right. I thought I had the latest, but I was wrong. (You might want to add v7 installation instructions to the readme when you have a chance.) Thanks again for making this project happen!


November 28, 2014 | 1:20 am

Hi Nat,

I received your mail. My problem, I did not put the folder into the "Packages" Now it works fine again.
Again many thanks for good job!

Hans Peter

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