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Generative Audio Looping in Max & Max For Live - On demand

Taught by: Johan Englund

Brian Eno used arranged tape loops for composition in the 1970 Discreet Music and Music For Airports. This M4L device takes those ideas and uses them for a simple but effective loop playback device.


What you'll learn

  • Build a basic audio file playback device
  • Explore signal routings using send & return objects
  • Use sub-patch encapsulations in M4L
  • Describe the signal flow in a M4L device

Course content

  • Lesson plan
  • Max for live resources
  • Part 1 - Introduction to the twoone looper, signal flow and audio file management in Max
  • Part 2 - The storage & playback section (buffer~, groove~) and how to build a transport section
  • Part 3 - Recap on signal flow for the twoone device
  • Part 4 - Get buffer info and how to divide the loops
  • Part 5 - Recap on how the twoone performs and sounds
Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Music Production

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  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

Who is this course for

  • In this workshop you’ll learn how to work with audio file playback objects like buffer~ & groove~ along with send & receive concepts and sub-patches.

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About the workshop leader

Johan Englund is a music producer based in St Leonards East Sussex and an educator for Tileyard Education (London) and Bimm (London). He has been engaged as a professional in the music industry since the early 1990s and as a lecturer since 2005.