Getting Started With Interactivity With Max

Learn to use interactivity creatively with Max.

Course Instructor: Kyle Duffield

Course level

Music Hackspace

Starts on: 17/09/2022 16:00 BST

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Saturday 17th Sunday 18th September 4pm UK, 5pm Berlin, 8am LA, 11am NYC

In this workshop you will build an interactive system in Max to control audio and visual elements. This workshop aims to provide beginners to Max the suitable skills to begin exploring working interactively with audio and visual patches in the Max environment, in the context of creative exploration and performance. This is part one of a series of three workshops looking at interactivity in Max. No additional hardware and no experience with Max is required but it is recommended that you have taken the free “Getting Started With Max” on-demand course.

What you'll learn

  • Workshop 1: Begin to use the Max UI to build interactive patches
  • Workshop 1: Trigger audio via a QWERTY keyboard
  • Workshop 1: Trigger video via a QWERTY keyboard
  • Workshop 1: Explore interactive patches in a creative way
  • Workshop 2: Explore random number generators
  • Workshop 2: Manipulate playback parameters
  • Workshop 2: Multi-mapping video and audio via a QWERTY keyboard
  • Workshop 2: Begin to explore building a GUI


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

Course content

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Who is this course for

  • Sound designers looking to get started with interactivity
  • Creative technologists interested in interactive exploration and performance

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About the workshop leader

Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based Interactive and Experience Design Professional who creates immersive interactive installations and brand activations. He is also known for his affiliation with the studio and former gallery, Electric Perfume. As an educator, and technical consultant, he has facilitated interactive media workshops and projects with institutions across Canada, Shanghai, and online. Currently, Kyle is participating in Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program, and is focusing on creating unforgettable technological experiences.