Getting confident with Max - On demand

Membership plan: Getting Started | Topics: Sound Design

Course overview

Cycling 74’s Max / MSP offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create your own sound design and multimedia applications.

What you'll learn

  • Confidently navigate the Max environment to quickly gain access to content and learning resources
  • Deploy resources into a patch
  • Connect and explore these resources to develop ideas for sound and media design, composition and performanceNavigate the help file system and reverse engineer existing content in the Max application

Who is this course for?

  • In this workshop you will build a patch using items from the Max tool bar such as Beap and Vizzie as well using media from your own collection, plus explore ways to open up, reverse engineer and modify existing resources within the Max.

Course content

  • Getting started patch
  • Week 1 patches
  • Part 1 - Navigating the Max Patch Tool Bar
  • Part 2 - Exploring Beap
  • Part 3 - Exploring Vizzie
  • Week 2 patches
  • Part 1 - Playlists and importing your own media
  • Part 2 - Processing playlists with Beap and Vizzie
  • Week 3 patches
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Week 4 patch
  • Final patch
  • Part 1
  • Part 2


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