Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 8:52 am
Location: South London
m4l uses a subset of the whole max environment and refers to the interface between max and ableton live such as accessing clips and tempo and so on
msp is the audio part
presumably in the class the tutor will provide the programming environment - if you are saying is m4l a good primer before the course - probably some of it is useful
but since the course is msp it sounds like it will focus on audio processes and not necessarily the connection between Live, control signals etc.
From my own perspective I was most interested in the control stuff and interface between Live and MAX so for me MSP is not that interesting anyway and M4L is the way forward!