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Getting started with Max - September Series

Get started learning interactive music and video with Max in this series of 4 FREE workshops.

Course Instructor: Phelan Kane

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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.

Session 1

Session 1: Understand the Max environment

Session 2

Session 2: Connect building blocks together and work with data

Session 3

Session 3: Master the user interface

Session 4

Session 4: Work with your MIDI instruments

What you'll learn

Requirements

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

Course content

  • ---- Session 1 Patches.zip
  • ---- Session 01 Getting Started with Max.pdf
  • ---- Lesson 1 - Getting Started - Learning Overview
  • ---- Lesson 2 - User Interface
  • ---- Lesson 3 - Activity 1 - Playlist~
  • ---- Lesson 4 - Post Activity 1 recap
  • ---- Lesson 5 - Activity 2 – Plugins in Max 8
  • ---- Lesson 6 - Activity 3 – Expanding your Patch
  • ---- Lesson 7 - Post Activity 2 recap
  • ---- Lesson 8 - Activity 4 - Accessing Help in Max 8 + Closing remakrs
  • ---- Session 02 Getting Started with Max
  • ---- Session 2 Patches.zip
  • ---- Lesson 1
  • ---- Lesson 2
  • ---- Lesson 1
  • ---- Lesson 2
  • ---- Lesson 3
  • ---- Lesson 4
  • ---- Lesson 5
  • ---- Session 04 Getting Started with Max
  • ---- Session 4 Patches.zip
  • ---- Lesson 1 - Create MIDI messages and Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 1
  • ---- Lesson 2 - Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 2
  • ---- Lesson 3 - Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 3
  • ---- Lesson 4 - Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 4 and Integrate VST & AU Instrument plugins
  • ---- Lesson 5 - The Max landscape - where next...

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/

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