gen~ Tutorial Series for Beginners


    There has been a lot of wonderful activity in the Gen domain, and we would like even more people to experience the differences between Max and Gen programming. I originally created a set of three videos developed in Max 6 for the curious absolute beginner. Using Max 7, I developed a series of text-based "Getting Started" tutorials. (These replace the first Max 6 video which was no longer useful.) The text and video tutorials introduce the gen~ environment, explain a bit of the differences between working in the Max vs. gen~ environment, and include a few simple programs to get you started. Check them out below! Note to Ableton Live 9/10 Suite users: Access to Gen requires a full Max license. Get details on crossgrading!

    Getting Started

    The Next Steps

    gen~ for Beginners: Working with Abstractions

    gen~ for Beginners: Debugging and Signal-Rate Processing

    Try It Yourself

    If you're ready to do even more in Gen, follow our Gen Patch-a-Day series.

    by Gregory Taylor on
    Jul 29, 2013 3:16 PM

    • satoshi noda
      Sep 14 2019 | 8:51 am
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      Iain Duncan
      Oct 22 2019 | 2:51 pm
      Gregory, I loved "Step-by-Step"..... a Gen book would be awesome... :-)
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      Gregory Taylor
      Feb 16 2020 | 7:36 pm
      Request ah... noted. :-)
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      Iain Duncan
      Feb 16 2020 | 8:13 pm
      'Cause writing books is easy right? (I'm 40k words into one myself, I get it....)