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Getting Started with Gen – May Series

Dates & Times: Monday’s 10th / 17th / 24th and 31st May 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin Level: Intermediate / Previous experience with MSP is required. Build highly efficient signal processing operations in Max using Gen~. In this series of 4 workshops, you will learn the fundamentals of signal processing and develop skills to confidently code with Gen~ in Max. The course contains 24 custom-made example patches along with audio samples that you will... Read More

Granular Synthesis: Getting Started with Grainflow – LIVE Session

Date & Time: Thursday 6th May 6pm UK Level: Advanced Grainflow is a package for Max / MSP that utilizes gen~ and the MC wrapper to allow users to control large numbers of sample accurate grains. This workshop will teach participants about how to use and control large numbers of grains using the Grainflow package and Max’s multichannel wrapper. By the end of the session students should be able to:  Develop an understanding of granulation... Read More

Creative MIDI in Max and Max For Live 4 part series – LIVE Session

Date & Time: Thursdays 6th May, 13th May, 20th May & 27th May 6pm UK, 7pm Berlin, 10am LA, 1pm NYC Level: Intermediate Cycling 74’s Max / MSP and Max For Live offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create and deploy unique MIDI based devices. In this workshop you will build your own MIDI note step sequencers, use random number generators to drive MIDI systems, build a MIDI Looper device, map hardware controllers to parameters... Read More

Generative Music Tools: LFOs and Pitch Quantization – LIVE Session

Date & Time: Sunday 18th April 6pm UK Level: Intermediate There are a broad array of techniques musicians can use to generate music in Max. One fundamental component of traditional analogue synthesiser use is the LFO, or low-frequency oscillator. Additionally, pitch quantization can be an extremely powerful tool, especially when used alongside the values generated by an LFO. This workshop will provide you with the information to construct both... Read More

Generative Music Tools: Turing Machine – LIVE Session

Date & Time: Sunday 11th April 6pm UK Level: Intermediate There are a broad array of techniques musicians can use to generate music in Max. One such process involves taking inspiration from Alan Turing’s early work on proto-computers, in particular the notion of a tape with data being displayed on it. This workshop will provide you with the information to construct such a generative device, a ‘Turing Machine’, to supplement your compositional... Read More

Getting started with Max – April Series

Dates & Times:  Session 1: Wednesday 7th April 10am LA / 1pm NYC / 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin Session 2: Wednesday 14th April 10am LA / 1pm NYC / 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin Session 3: Wednesday 21st April 10am LA / 1pm NYC / 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin Session 4: Wednesday 28th April 10am LA / 1pm NYC / 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin Level: Beginners curious about programming Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the possibilities of the Max environment.... Read More

Getting confident with Max – April series

Dates & Times: Tuesdays: 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th April 2021 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC Level: Beginner Cycling 74’s Max / MSP offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create your own sound design and multimedia applications. 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... Read More

Non-linear strategies for composing with Live & M4L – LIVE Session

Date & Time: Monday 29th March 2021 6pm GMT / 7pm CET / 10am PST / 1pm EST 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... Read More

Max meetup 27th March – Europe Edition

Dates & Time:  Saturday 27th March 3pm GMT / 4pm CET Level: Open to all levels Overview  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,... Read More

Understanding Indian rhythm through simple algorithms – On demand

Level: All Max users South Indian Carnatic music is home to a huge array of fascinating rhythms, composed from algorithms. Rooted in maths and aesthetics, Carnatic music has many facets that can be applied to computer music. In this workshop you will be given an introduction to this tradition, and provided with the opportunity to observe, create, and hack various patches that demonstrate some of these ideas. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of... Read More

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