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please improve M4L

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 am
by tiago_vla
three tips:

- improve LOM
- improve architecture design
- improve stability

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:13 am
by ian_halsall
I think that the Max documentation is rubbish.

There's loads of it but it's not like any other documentation I have seen before - it seems inconsistent and is difficult to read and understand.

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:10 pm
by pskept
ian_halsall wrote:I think that the Max documentation is rubbish.

There's loads of it but it's not like any other documentation I have seen before - it seems inconsistent and is difficult to read and understand.
i could not disagree more. i think its excellent. i love the working examples right inside the pages.

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:41 am
by ian_halsall
the examples are nice and it's good that you can actually open a real patch but the stuff with the messages and the difference between parameters and messages and the inspector is confusing.

if you come from a programming background it's even more confusing

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:34 am
by sigabort
i felt that way to start with, after programming for many years found the docs on the LOM to be quite confusing and not very clear. ii learnt my way round it by finding examples of what i needed to do and asking around. i now know it quite well and now i understand the docs quite well and they are a good reference. as a learning tool tho, not great

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:40 am
by ian_halsall
My main tools for learning are looking at examples patches, copying the patch and removing/adding objects and patch cords to see what they do.

And videos - there are some really good ones around - max4live.com is good but it doesn't seem to have a searchable index.

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:02 am
by S4racen
try max4live.info and abletoncookbook.com as well... both essential to me when i started...

Cheers
D

Re: please improve M4L

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:20 am
by ian_halsall
I meant max4live.info and not max4live.com as I mistakenly wrote in my last post.