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Creative MIDI FX in Ableton Live – On demand

Level: Beginner Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live’s native MIDI FX provides a range of tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. Max For Live complements these tools and expands musical possibilities. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MIDI FX in a musical setting. This workshop aims to provide you... Read More

Max meetup 17th April – Americas Edition

Date & Time: Saturday 17th April 3pm LA / 6pm NYC Level: Open to all levels Join the Max meetup to share ideas and learn with other artists, coders and performers. Showcase your patches, pair with others to learn together, get help for a school assignment, or discover new things. The meetup runs via Zoom. The main session features short presentations from Max users. Breakout rooms are created on the spot on specific topics, and you can request... Read More

Generative Audio Looping in Max & Max For Live – LIVE Session

Level: Beginner +  Brian Eno used arranged tape loops for composition in the 1970 Discreet Music and Music For Airports. This M4L device takes those ideas and uses them for a simple but effective loop playback device. In this workshop you’ll learn how to work with audio file playback objects like buffer~ & groove~ along with send & receive concepts and sub-patches. By the end of this session a successful student will be able to: Build... Read More

Non-linear strategies for composing with Live & M4L – On demand

Level: Intermediate – Advanced The creative path is not a straight line. In this workshop, you will develop a workflow focused on experimental approaches utilizing randomization, stochastic methods, polymeters, polyrhythms and more using Live and M4L. Experimental audio processing and non-linear mixing activities will be included in the compositional process to create unique sound qualities as well as overcoming creative blocks. Session Learning... Read More

Building Graphical User Interfaces in M4L and Max – On demand

Level: Intermediate MaxforLive allows users to develop their own devices for use in composition, performance and beyond. Creating a graphical user interface that complements the device is one of the crucial development stages that can give a device its personality. In this workshop you will learn how to create a custom user interface for a M4L device, including a native Ableton Live style to a completely personalised theme. Session Learning Outcomes By... Read More

Getting started with MSP

In this series of 23 videos you will explore fundamental sound generation and synthesis techniques and concepts when working with Max, empowering you to begin to build your own synthesis patches and devices that you can deploy in your own music and multimedia projects. Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of a basic synthesis device that features a wealth of sound manipulation options. This series of workshops... Read More

Abstract Performance in Ableton and Max For Live – On demand

Level: Intermediate Ableton and Cycling 74’s Max For Live offer a vast playground of opportunities to create unique and rich electronic music performances. In this workshop you will create a performance instrument. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring improvised performance in Ableton Live and Max For Live. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of this session a successful student will be able to: Discuss various... Read More

Max meetup – US Edition 1

FREE Date:  Saturday 23rd January – 3pm PST / 6pm EST Level: Open to all levels  Presenters The meetup will be hosted by Chloe Alexandra Thompson and feature the following presentation Francisco Botello  –  Wireless IMU Panning Controller Tommy Martinez  –  Spatial Composition in the Frequency Domain mutant forest  –  Controlling lights and sound in a performance with max4live sydney christensen  –   Idea... Read More

Abstract Composition in Ableton and Max For Live – On demand

Level: Intermediate Ableton and Cycling 74’s Max For Live offer a vast playground of programming opportunities to create unique compositions and rich sound designs. In this workshop you will create musical and sonic ideas using abstract techniques of composition. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring generative composition and complex sound design. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of this session a successful... Read More

Getting Started with Max For Live – On demand

Difficulty level: Beginner In this series of workshops you will explore the Max For Live (M4L) ecosystem, empowering you to utilise them in your own music. Following these workshops you’ll be able build your own devices in the Max For Live environment! Ableton Live Suite is a powerful and creative DAW. Max For Live extends the vast range of creative opportunities that Live offers, allowing you to add third party devices or to create your own unique... Read More