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Generative Composition with Cryptography in Max - On demand

Learn to use cryptographic techniques to produce generative compositions and atmospheres in Max.

Course Instructor: James Wilkie

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What you'll learn

  • Apply a cryptographic method for data  mapping
  • Explore realtime adaptable audio  looper
  • Construct a time based generative  decision maker
  • Build an cryptography based looper


  • 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)

Course content

  • ---- Part 1 - Introduction & Patch Overwiew
  • ---- Part 2 - Translating and formatting text to data [textedit]
  • ---- Part 3 - [Coll] and [Zl] combinations and queries setup
  • ---- Part 4 - Using [counter] to query [coll]
  • ---- Part 5 - Sound output component [expr] x [sfplay~] x [sfinfo~]

Who is this course for

  • This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to incorporate cryptographic techniques as composition tools within the Max environment.

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