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Getting started with Max: May Series

Taught by: Phelan Kane

Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the possibilities of the Max environment. In this series of workshops, you will learn how to manipulate audio, MIDI, virtual instruments and program your own interactive canvas.

Connect together Max’s building blocks to create unexpected results, and use them in your music productions. Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of a basic MIDI sequencer device that features a wealth of musical manipulation options.

Learn from guided examples and live interactions with teachers and other participants.


What you'll learn

  • Session 1: Understand the Max environment
  • Session 2: Connect building blocks together and work with data
  • Session 3: Master the user interface
  • Session 4: Work with your MIDI instruments

Course content

  • Session 01 Getting Started with Max.pdf
  • Session 1 Patches.zip
  • Session 1 Part 1
Membership plan: Just Curious | Topics: Creative Coding ...

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This class is free!


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • Access to a copy of Max 8

Who is this course for

  • This series of online workshops aims to enable you to work with Max confidently on your own.

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About the workshop leader

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate. http://metafunction.co.uk/ http://phelankane.com/bio/