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Algorithmic Composition: An Introduction for the Curious, Terrified, or Perplexed Beginner
Algorithmic composition is a rich and deep and subtle endeavor, and one of those things that probably every Max audio person out there has opinions about. If you're curious or a beginner, it's hard to know how to translate your curiosity or interest into action.
gen~ for Beginners, Part 1: A Place to Start
The first half of the title says it all - this is the first in a series of articles about getting used to the gen~ patching environment if you're a beginner. The goal is about becoming comfortable with the gen~ object and the approaches you might take to do interesting work.
A Brief Introduction to Vizzie
Vizzie was originally created as a way for absolute beginners to learn some basic techniques of Max and to start having fun right off.