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.

    • Aug 10 2013 | 9:19 pm
      Thanks for the Gen~ tutorials!!
    • Aug 28 2013 | 7:21 pm
      These are excellent. I love Gregory's calm and considered style. Thanks very much.
    • Aug 30 2013 | 5:38 am
    • Oct 06 2013 | 8:59 pm
      Will we see more of these? Great start but I've been trying to design a gen~ patch for a specific purpose and I'm struggling.
    • Oct 07 2013 | 5:38 am
      Same struggle here... Feeling like I go three years back, when I started Max. :))
    • Oct 07 2013 | 2:46 pm
      Yes, you'll be seeing more of these - and thanks for your patience.
    • Oct 07 2013 | 3:02 pm
      WOOT WOOT !!
    • Oct 07 2013 | 5:09 pm
      Nice. :-)
    • Oct 07 2013 | 5:34 pm
      I have to echo Andro's woot woot.
    • Oct 09 2013 | 3:56 pm
      I'm looking forward to more!
      I find these useful as I'm uncertain in what ways Gen would be superior/more useful to use than normal Max objects
    • Sep 01 2014 | 7:29 pm
      Very useful, and very well done! Many thanks :)