Advanced Wavetable Synthesis with Max - LIVE Session

Learn to program Advanced Wavetable synthesis devices in Max

Course instructor: Phelan Kane

Course level

Cycling 74’s Max / MSP offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create your own synthesis devices. In this workshop you will build your own synthesis device that utilizes an advanced  Wavetable architecture.

What you'll learn

  • Build advanced Wavetable oscillators via MSP oscillator objects
  • Explore advanced Wavetable’s spectral sonic properties
  • Construct modulation sources for Wavetable synthesis devices
  • Define the sonic timbre and strengths and weakness of Wavetable synthesis


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • A basic awareness of audio processing
  • Good familiarity with MSP
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license) or Live Suite (M4L)

Course content

  • ---- Advanced Wavetable Synthesis with Max - LIVE Session
  • ---- Synthesis with Max Advanced Wavetable
  • ---- Synthesis with Max Advanced Wavetable Patch
  • ---- Synthesis with Max Wavetable Patch

Who is this course for

  • This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring advanced Wavetable synthesis devices in the Max MSP environment.

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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.