Generative Composition with Cryptography in Max - On demand

Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Sound Design

What you'll learn

  • Apply a cryptographic method for data  mapping
  • Explore realtime adaptable audio  looper
  • Construct a time based generative  decision maker
  • Build an cryptography based looper

Who is this course for?

  • This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to incorporate cryptographic techniques as composition tools within the Max environment.

Course content

  • Part 1 - Introduction & Patch Overwiew
  • Part 2 - Translating and formatting text to data [textedit]
  • Part 3 - [Coll] and [Zl] combinations and queries setup
  • Part 4 - Using [counter] to query [coll]
  • Part 5 - Sound output component [expr] x [sfplay~] x [sfinfo~]


  • A computer and internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)
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2 years ago

A neat idea for sequencing in the patch presented, but with a headline like that I missed a bit more actual cryptography in the course. Could for instance the implementation of a cypher be used to change the second counter’s coll into something more than just reverse indexing the original coll?

2 years ago

Some interesting concepts here but I had been hoping for more advanced techniques, the advertised descriptions sound exciting on paper but in practice they left a lot to be desired.

I misunderstood the course description and was expecting 5 distinct techniques based on the concept when in fact the 1 technique was explained in 5 short videos.

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