New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

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New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by DDCCD » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:24 pm

I am not a programmer... and I guess I need help getting going on this.

The program does not appear to have a "read me" file of any kind. I'm not a beginner to Live, but Max is new for me.

Would love to just get to start playing with cool new effects / instruments and presets

Thanks!

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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by stringtapper » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:48 pm

Max/M4L has complete documentation + tutorials built into the program. Check out the options under the Help menu in the toolbar to open up the Max Help window.

If all you want to do is start "playing" with pre-made effects, those are in your Live library under "Max Instruments/MIDI Effects/Audio Effects."
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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by DDCCD » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:56 pm

Awesome, thanks.

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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by S4racen » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:11 pm

I'd recommend the work of Mike Chenetz over at max4live.info his videos are what got me started in M4L when i first got it...

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Post by synnack » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:07 am

search this forum for "tutorials" there are many threads like this with many good links.
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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by JuanSOLO » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:51 am

+1 for Mike Chetez at M4L.info and the built in tutorials.

With all of that you should be on your way in no time.

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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by DDCCD » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:58 am

Thanks for all the help!!!

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Re: New to Max for Live- need .pdf or video instruction please

Post by S4racen » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:58 am

Best advice from me, start on paper with an idea of what you want to do, be it a new way to control Live or an audio effect.... Then work out all of the functionality you want to be able to do and then research the objects that can do it, i press alt and click on a max object to bring up the help and then often go for the detailed help which often has links at the bottom to other objects that do similar things!

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ps i've not done a single tutorial as my learning style is to do things first, Max works with all of the different learning styles, if you like to observe others i'd recommend downloading a few devices from max4live.com and seeing how others solve problems although the best examples are the M4l.api examples (go to extras menu and you'll find them there, they're fully commented and can be adjusted to your needs)

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