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Getting Started with Max For Live

Build your own sound effects and experiments with Max For Live

Course Instructor: Phelan Kane

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Max For Live extends the vast range of creative opportunities that Ableton Live offers, allowing you to add third party devices or to create your own unique devices. Discover the possibilities of Max For Live and get started customising your performance and composition set up. 

What you'll learn

  • Lesson 1: Become familiar with the M4L landscape, Explore pre-built M4L devices that come with Live Suite, Locate and utilise M4L tutorials that come with Live Suite, Identify third party M4L content.
  • Lesson 2: Create objects and route patch cables, Construct user interfaces in M4L, Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L, Explore further possibilities within Max For Live.

Requirements

  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • A basic awareness of Ableton Live
  • Access to a copy of Ableton Live Suite (i.e. with Max For Live) (i.e. trial or full license)

Course content

  • ---- Part 1 - Introduction
  • ---- Part 2 - Become familiar with the M4L landscape
  • ---- Part 3 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 1
  • ---- Part 4 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 2
  • ---- Part 5 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 3
  • ---- Part 6 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 4
  • ---- Part 7 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 5
  • ---- Part 8 - Explore pre-built M4L devices that ship with Live Suite Part 6
  • ---- Part 9 - Locate and utilise M4L tutorials that ship with Live Suite / Identify third party M4L content
  • ---- Getting Started With M4L Download Link
  • ---- Getting Started With M4L Final Patch Download Link
  • ---- Part 1 - Introduction
  • ---- Part 2 - Create objects and route patch cables Part 1
  • ---- Part 3 - Create objects and route patch cables Part 2
  • ---- Part 4 - Create objects and route patch cables Part 3
  • ---- Part 5 - Create objects and route patch cables Part 4
  • ---- Part 6 - Construct user interfaces in M4L Part 1
  • ---- Part 7 - Construct user interfaces in M4L Part 2
  • ---- Part 8 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 1
  • ---- Part 9 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 2
  • ---- Part 10 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 3
  • ---- Part 11 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 4
  • ---- Part 12 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 5
  • ---- Part 13 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 6
  • ---- Part 14 - Build MIDI step sequencers in M4L Part 7
  • ---- Part 15 - Explore further possibilities within Max For Live
  • ---- Getting Started with M4L Patch

Who is this course for

  • In this series of workshops you will explore the Max For Live (M4L) ecosystem, empowering you to utilise them in your own music.

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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/