Max ToolBox

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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

Dec 23 2010 | 1:53 pm

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

Dec 24 2010 | 11:08 am

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

Dec 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 !

Feb 04 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)

Feb 04 2011 | 7:47 am

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

Feb 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!!!


Jul 03 2012 | 7:32 pm

It’s so amazingly awesome. Thank you.

Oct 24 2012 | 5:35 am

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

Jun 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!

Apr 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!

Jul 07 2014 | 11:26 am

use it all the time. perfect!

Nov 16 2014 | 10:59 am

Best thing to happen for patching since cables.

Nov 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….


Nov 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

Nov 27 2014 | 3:13 pm

make sure you are using the latest version:

Hans: I’ll look into this.

Nov 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!


Nov 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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