MaxForLive is a powerful tool that lets users design their own instruments, effects, and devices. It isn’t without its drawbacks: MaxForLive is notoriously difficult to learn. I’ve developed an approach for teaching MaxForLive that focuses on teaching it like a language: You will learn small blocks and patches, understanding the how and the why along the way. As we grow our vocabulary, we “learn how to learn” more and more.
The unique and quirky history and development of Max
What we can do with MaxForLive
Max vs. MaxForLive
The MaxForLive Devices
Finding and Sharing MaxForLive Devices
Getting Help: Help Windows in MaxForLive
Presentation Mode & Patching Modes
The Max Editor
Bangs & Buttons
Project 1: Building a MIDI Delay
Project 2: Building an Arpeggiator
Working with Audio Signals
Project 3: An Audio Delay
~ Objects (tilde objects)
Controlling anything in Live
Project 4: A Beat-Quantized Randomized Filter
Finding the Beat from Live
Project 5: Artificial Intelligence (sort of)
… And much more!!!
Also included in this class is 6 of my own MaxForLive patches for you to download, dissect, use, and build on.