Max MSP book available now!

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by novotnik » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:17 pm

...got mine already a week ago (...in germany, which is a much shorter way to go...) and it looks very promising !

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by tigali » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:22 pm

Are the Max objects the same in M4L as in Max? I'm just wondering if it will be possible to follow all of the exercises in this book with only M4L and not standalone Max.

Thanks. (really looking forward to getting started)

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by synnack » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:32 pm

tigali wrote:Are the Max objects the same in M4L as in Max? I'm just wondering if it will be possible to follow all of the exercises in this book with only M4L and not standalone Max.

Thanks. (really looking forward to getting started)
yes. Max for Live contains the Max objects plus some that are particular to M4L. But 99% of the knowledge you'd get from Max/MSP can be applied to Max for Live.
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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by tigali » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:43 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by sitarman » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:34 pm

Great book, you have to reqwire the chapter examples to output to plugout, but they work great!Good intro and advanced topics. Can't wait for other volumes!

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by eblomquist » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:01 pm

Great book, you have to reqwire the chapter examples to output to plugout, but they work great!Good intro and advanced topics. Can't wait for other volumes!
Can you elaborate more on this? I'm a total Max newb/idiot. I wrote the authors yesterday, but if I can figure out how to use the book examples without having to bother them, that would be great.

Specifically, what do I need to do to be able to use the example patches in M4L, and would this also apply to other Max?MSP patches, for example from c74.com user area?

Thanks!
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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by pepezabala » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:26 pm

eblomquist wrote:
Great book, you have to reqwire the chapter examples to output to plugout, but they work great!Good intro and advanced topics. Can't wait for other volumes!
Can you elaborate more on this? I'm a total Max newb/idiot. I wrote the authors yesterday, but if I can figure out how to use the book examples without having to bother them, that would be great.

Specifically, what do I need to do to be able to use the example patches in M4L, and would this also apply to other Max?MSP patches, for example from c74.com user area?

Thanks!
well, you open a track in ableton.

you drop the default max-audio-effect into it.

You hit the edit button, the max patcher window opens.

Now you can build all patches that are as examples in the book. There is only one little difference: You can't use the dac-object (the one with the loudspeaker icon), this is not available in max4live. Instead you will connect to the plugout-object.

Now the sound of your patch should get routed out of the max-audio-effect into your track in live.

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by sitarman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm

The dac~ and ezdac~ are the same object, replace with plugout~.

You can cut and paste the examples from the books website into an empty max for live instrument or when necessary, effect track. then detach the ezdac~. Then re-attach the left and right plugout in its place.

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by eblomquist » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:20 pm

Excellent, many thanks!

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by JeffX » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:05 pm

I would like to see a french translation of this book....!!!

I was thinking Ableton would release an additional manual dedicated to max4live
(with translations so..)
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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by depaffect » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:38 am

would definitely buy this if it was available in e-book

no deal!

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by mdk » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:05 pm

i'd buy an e-book as well.
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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by JeffX » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:05 pm

hmm...
i think a paper version is still more convenient ... but no matter if it is a French translation :D
The subject is difficult enough that I need to focus on explanations rather than my English ..
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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by willum070 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:51 pm

Got my book, and it's awesome!! I am learning so many things I didn't know before, about MaxMSP and sound science in general. Thanks!!

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Re: Max MSP book available now!

Post by grimleyj » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:27 am

+1 for eBook. No interest in paper here.

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