Getting started with Max

Membership plan: Free | Topics: Creative Coding, Sound Design

Course overview

This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently create your custom sound environment with Max. By connecting building blocks to create custom patches, working with MIDI instruments and real-time audio and visuals, you will be able to develop dynamic multimedia applications and innovative audio-visual installations.

This course is designed for complete beginners, with 40 example patches illustrating the lessons  to help you get started quickly, which you can re-use in your own work.

What you'll learn

  • Navigate and utilize the Max environment confidently
  • Combine various building blocks in Max to create custom patches
  • Use Max in your projects, using MIDI and real-time audio
  • Manipulate sound and musical data, connect your music to live visuals

Who is this course for?

  • - Complete beginners seeking to learn the basics of interactive sound
  • - Musicians and composers looking to enhance their creative capabilities
  • - Sound designers and audio engineers working on multimedia projects
  • - Multimedia artists working on installations and performances
  • - Educators and students seeking to further their knowledge
  • - Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts combining hardware, audio and visuals
  • - Game developers designing interactive audio experiences

Course content

  • Getting Started with Max - Session 1 PDF
  • Session 1 - Patches
  • 1. Introduction
  • Getting started with Max / Session 1 - Part 2
  • Getting Started with Max - Session 2 PDF
  • Session 2 Patches
  • Getting started with Max / Session 2 - Part 1
  • Getting started with Max / Session 2 - Part 2
  • Getting Started with Max - Session 3 PDF
  • GM devices list
  • Session 3 Patches
  • Getting started with Max / Session 3 - Part 1
  • Getting started with Max / Session 3 - Part 2
  • Getting started with Max / Session 3 - Part 3
  • Getting started with Max / Session 3 - Part 4
  • Getting started with Max / Session 3 - Part 5
  • Getting Started with Max - Session 4 PDF
  • Session 4 - Patches
  • Create MIDI messages and Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 1
  • Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 2
  • Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 3
  • Scale, route and transform data in musical parts Part 4 and Integrate VST & AU Instrument plugins
  • The Max landscape - where next...

Requirements

  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • Access to a copy of Max 8

Meet your instructor

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. http://metafunction.co.uk/ http://phelankane.com/bio/

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Useful links

Download Max 8 Learning Synths (Ableton free resource)

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DynaTech Systems
4 months ago

what will be the price???

JB
JB
Reply to  DynaTech Systems
4 months ago

Hi there, this on-demand course is completely free, you just need to create an account to access it

Kaya
Kaya
Reply to  JB
4 months ago

I created an account. What is the next step?

Kaya
Kaya
Reply to  JB
4 months ago

I created the account.

kaya1015101@gmail.com
kaya1015101@gmail.com
4 months ago

I created the free account but cannot access free courses

Bánh trung thu Yên Vân
1 month ago

What will be the price

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut
Reply to  Bánh trung thu Yên Vân
25 days ago

This is a free course

casauhoanglong
casauhoanglong
25 days ago

I saw information that this course is free (just need an account), but I don’t know what to do next to watch it.

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut
Reply to  casauhoanglong
25 days ago

There seems to be a bug with the registration, I’ll get back to you shortly!

Barry Andrews
Barry Andrews
7 days ago

no – I have Ableton 12 trial version and none of the Max plugins are working. Help!

JB Thiebaut
JB Thiebaut
Reply to  Barry Andrews
7 days ago

Do they open in Max MSP? Not all Max patches will run in Live

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