A big part of the Ableton Live experience is about approaching music in a non-linear way where you can create audio landscapes that are uniquely yours. But what if you could program your own MIDI and audio devices to plug directly into the rack? You can, using Max For Live.
However, just the mentioning of the word "programming" usually is enough to scare the X!%!# out of most musicians. But, have no fear, because this M4L intro course is designed with you, the musician, in mind.
Rishabh Rajan starts off this course by teaching you Max's unique visual programming language. If you can plug in a guitar or hook up a MIDI/audio interface, then you will learn to program Max
So join Rishabh Rajan and lose your programming virginity in this inspiring introduction to Ableton Live's Max For Live!
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LearningMax wrote on May 13, 2020
Where is part two?! This was a great course.
cosmkcomik wrote on July 18, 2018
Great tutorial by Rishabh Rajan! Very informative and complete! Mr. Rajan covers all the aspects of this introduction to Max for Live completely! This is a stunning program that can do amazing things and Mr. Rajan takes his time to explain how to make the most of this program.At first, this looks like it is going to be a Live user's nightmare, but Mr. Rajan's explanations take the worries out of visual programming with practical and logical application know-how!
samwell wrote on March 5, 2015
A good start into M4L.
Some ideas could have been nice, what to do with this newly acquired knowledge.
Thomas wrote on January 28, 2015
Very helpful and useful course. I absolutely want a sequel (advanced course)! Thank you for this course.
John Goodman wrote on June 1, 2014
Great introductory course on M4L. After completing this course I highly recommend taking the Advanced course (Live 9 403).
Neil wrote on November 22, 2013
A fascinating course that covers the intricate world of Max for Live! Max is a vast and endless world that can be utilized for almost any audio purpose with Ableton Live. This course explains many of its uses and ways that it can be programmed for different purposes.
JT wrote on November 9, 2013
This is THE best Max for Live intro course I've seen. Period. The explanation of the Live API and LOM was so clear and easy to understand I was able to apply it immediately. I can't wait to start the Max for Live Advanced course.
Carrion Fowl wrote on October 24, 2013
Nerd alert! Only try this course if you want to learn the basic building blocks and I/O of custom devices in Live. If that sounds like you, then Rishabh's calm - yet clinical - approach will delight!
bithead wrote on September 4, 2013
Great intro, well paced with good examples.
Please add more advanced courses on Max
Faint Response wrote on September 1, 2013
After this tutorial I was writing my first plugin with almost no problem. Excelent curse for beginners.