Tired of the same old sounds, modulators and effects? Learn how to design your own instruments! That's what Max For Live is all about! Join M4L expert Danny Piccione, as he introduces you to the basics of programming in Max For Live. Learn all about Max/MSP's objects: what they do, how they work and how to patch them together to roll-your-own cool instruments and effects that work seamlessly in Live.
Danny starts off with an introduction to Max/MSP and how it is integrated into Ableton Live. He then explains the different object types and how the Max For Live UI works. Next he takes a look at some of the cool Max Objects-which handle the MIDI side of things- showing you what they do how you can use them.
From there Danny explains audio processing using the MSP Objects, which create and process audio. He even show's you how to build a basic amplitude modulator synth! Finally, Danny wraps it up by showing you how to build a very cool random note Note Sequencer!
Max/MSP and Max For Live require a bit learning and practice. In this comprehensive tutorial, Max For Live: Basics, Danny Piccione will get you started on you way to becoming a real M4L programmer!
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Mark Marrington wrote on April 10, 2021
A well designed and presented primer for the novice MAX user.
cosmkcomik wrote on July 18, 2018
Great tutorial on how to use Max for Live by Danny Piccione! This course is for any Live user who wants to go "under-the-hood" and design their own components to use with Live. While not necessarily for beginners, Mr. Piccione does a great job of thoroughly explaining in detail the various parts of the program that makes it easy for anyone to follow. As an added bonus, clicking on each object brings up a comprehensive explanation of that object along with an example and diagram of it's function making it even easier to understand it's use!.
james b wrote on May 20, 2018
Really fantastic Max for Live introduction. I've seen so many YouTube tutorials on Max, and this one was the best for beginners I've come across. Really great teacher.
Jonas wrote on November 30, 2013
This was really good to get started with MAX for Live. I got a really good basic understanding, being able to click along myself in MAX while watching the video.
Wayne wrote on March 4, 2013
Good introduction to Max for Live. I have some modest experience with programming. The material helped put it together in a way I could understand and use. Nice job.
Narni wrote on February 27, 2013
Awesome tutorial. I am already hungry for more. Hopefully it would come soon.
Apollo wrote on February 23, 2013
This is a very good introduction to Max4Live. It is specially good for people that have no experience with Max/MSP at all. I like the fact that it covers both, the MIDI and Audio aspects of Max4Live.
darius wrote on October 29, 2012
Good basics tutorial, but where's the follow up?
Howard Harawitz wrote on March 15, 2012
This was an incredibly helpful tutorial. I had been working with Max for some time but hadn't been able to accomplish some of the things I was interested in. Thanks to the information i received here a new pathway involving the integration of Max with Ableton Live is open to me. I look forward to the next, more advanced, tutorial.
Salah Issa wrote on January 26, 2012
Great stuff and going through the Max 6 tutorials but curious also whether you are planning more MacProVideo tutorials. Would be a shame to see you stop at just this one as it was great.