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Getting Started with Software Instruments in Max

Learn to use SW instruments creatively in Max.

Course Instructor: Phelan Kane

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In this workshop you will learn how to utilize software instruments creatively in Max. You will use M4L instruments and VST/ AU Plugins to compose music in Max. This workshop aims to provide beginners to Max the suitable skills to begin exploring software instruments in the Max environment. No experience with Max is required but it is recommended that you take the free Getting Started with Max on-demand course.

What you'll learn

  • Session 1: Configure M4L Instruments in Max
  • Session 1: Successfully trigger M4L instruments via MIDI
  • Session 1: Utilise step sequencers
  • Session 1: Use multiple M4L Instruments to compose with Max
  • Session 2: Configure VST / AU Instruments plug-ins in Max
  • Session 2: Route audio signal paths and incorporate audio FX in Max
  • Session 2: Further use step sequencers to compose
  • Session 2: Record the output of a composition

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)
  • No experience with Max is required but it is recommended that you take the free Getting Started with Max on-demand course.

Course content

  • ---- Introduction
  • ---- Activity 1
  • ---- Activity 2
  • ---- Activity 3
  • ---- Activity 4
  • ---- Activity 5
  • ---- Activity 6
  • ---- Conclusion & Summary
  • ---- Session 1 Activities.zip
  • ---- Introduction
  • ---- Activity 1.1
  • ---- Activity 1.2
  • ---- Activity 2
  • ---- Activity 3.1
  • ---- Activity 3.2
  • ---- Activity 4.1
  • ---- Activity 4.2
  • ---- Activity 5
  • ---- Summary

Who is this course for

  • For students who want to start composing music in Max using M4L instruments and VST/AU plugins

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/