Ask Me Anything: Sonification Techniques with Max/MSP

Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Sound Design

Course overview

Explore the fascinating world of sonification in this  Ask Me Anything session with Umut Eldem. This conversation is designed for artists and musicians who are interested in employing sonification techniques for artistic purposes.

Umut will discuss how to effectively use Max/MSP for sonification, the practice of turning data into sound. Participants will gain insights into how these techniques can be creatively employed to produce unique auditory experiences. Umut will answer questions from participants, which can include reviewing projects, or going in-depth into data sonification mechanisms.


Duration 1 hour

It is recommended to have followed Umut's courses 

Please note, this session is not recorded and is only available to Going Deeper subscribers.

If you have specific requests, please leave a comment below!

Who is this sessions for?

  • Artists: This includes visual artists, performance artists, and multimedia artists who might be interested in incorporating sound derived from data into their works
  • Musicians: Musicians who are open to exploring unconventional methods of sound generation, especially those working in experimental, electronic, and ambient genres, might be particularly attracted to this AMA.
  • Sound Designers: Professionals or students in the field of sound design for film, theater, or games, where sonification could be used to create unique sound effects or atmospheres.

Session materials and Zoom link

  • Relevant courses and resources
  • Zoom link


  • Some experience with Max/MSP and Sonification
  • Going Deeper subscription
  • A Zoom account
  • Webcam and mic

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Umut Eldem is a composer, pianist, and researcher. His musical works and research focus on the exploration of synaesthesia as an artistic medium. He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his audiovisual works and installations combining sound and colours presented in Belgium, Turkey, Romania, Russia, and Luxembourg. Umut Eldem is currently a PhD researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and musical director of the theatre collective Mixed & United. He gives lessons and workshops on music history, musical analysis, and audiovisual design. He is also the keyboardist of the bands Starblind = Earthbound and Transport Aerian. His current PhD research entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ intends to take the results of his previous research and develop them into an inter-sensory theory of audiovisual art.


Useful links

Sonification with Max: Visuals into Sound   | Getting Started with jit.gen

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