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Swappable Max Logic Using bpatchers
by Sep 30, 2021 6:50 PM on
A question that comes up occasionally is the viability of switchable Max logic: Is it possible to ‘swap out’ portions of a patch, similar to the way a plug-in can be swapped into a DAW channel? There are a few ways to do this, but one useful way is to take advantage of bpatchers and their ability to change the patcher embedded within the ...
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 6
by Jul 20, 2021 5:40 PM on
Here we are at the close of our series on creating a guitar processor in MSP. To wrap things up, I want to make a connection to the real world - to hardware. In previous iterations of this series, we created a complicated pattr-based preset system, then coupled it with an equally complex routing system. When using the system, I found that what I really wanted was hands-off preset selection, and simple volume control from a foot pedal. So we’re ending this series by adding a simple - but effective - MIDI pedal connection.
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 5
by Jul 6, 2021 6:30 PM on
The guitar processor we’ve been building during this tutorial series now boasts an impressive set of effects.
An MC Journey, Part 4
by Jun 22, 2021 7:40 PM on
For this edition of the MC journey, I’m going to combine some longstanding interests of mine (using materials from earlier tutorials) together with the MC tricks I’ve acquired during my journey to create a rich, undulating bed of morphing MC drone.
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 4
by Jun 22, 2021 5:55 PM on
The guitar processor series just keeps adding the awesome. This time out, I'm adding looping and reverb to the mix. Don’t be surprised if the amount of time you’re spending playing through this patch has been going up with each new installment - that’ll certainly be the case this time.
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 3
by Jun 8, 2021 4:10 PM on
Our guitar processor series swings into high gear in our third installment — I’m going to add a phase shifter with a variable number of phase shift stages and frequency spread and a full-featured modulating digital delay.
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 2
by May 25, 2021 4:25 PM on
In this installment of our series on Max-based guitar processing, I’m going to add a dual overdrive module and a three-stage EQ/Filter module. With these additions we will further explore Max 8’s user interface options, as well as taking a look at some of the “tweaks” that make Max/MSP functions a little more guitar-faithful.
Max 8 Guitar Processor, Part 1
by May 11, 2021 7:09 PM on
One of our most popular article series was the Max 5 Guitar Processor. There have been a number of changes to Max, and we felt like it was time for an update to this series.
An MC Journey, Part 3
by May 11, 2021 6:40 PM on
This installment of the MC tutorial begins with a patching error that inspires an MC-based polyrhythm generator and goes on to exploit MC’s ability to visually simplify daunting patches.
An MC Journey, Part 2
by Apr 27, 2021 5:50 PM on
Part two of the MC journey tutorial steps aside from the LFO arrays I started with, and follows the MC spread messages into the territory of partials, tuning, scales, the creation of sensorally consonant drones, and an exploration of MC and audio panning.