new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Questions and discussion about building and using Max for Live devices
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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by revoltcrew » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:44 am


cool stuff man...
as i'm learning to build/edit devices. the simplest things make all the difference in a live set for me.
and was struggling with learning. i'm not a coder at all...darndest thing..cant find a vj to work with here in pdx..stumped.
anywho....
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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by Ligriv » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:19 am

Would love to see some info on how to build stuff from ground up. Iam a suits 9 m4l noob and can't seem to do shit.... I build stuff in reaktor but this is a new beast all together. So a video on where things are and how to start building eazy fx or synths would be great. Thx!!!!

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by stringtapper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:55 pm

The best place to start learning how to use Max is through the tutorials built into the Max application itself. When you click on the Edit button of a M4l device it will open the Max application. From there go to the Help menu and choose Max Help. From the window that opens you can get to all of the tutorials, vignettes, and reference pages.
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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by stringtapper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:58 pm

funken wrote:
stringtapper wrote:vignettes
Salad dressing?
Funny how you've always got some joke when I'm providing helpful information, but if someone even hints that they're not taking one of your threads seriously your sense of humor is nowhere to be found. Funny isn't it?
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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by ned rush » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:49 pm

lxegs wrote:http://www.youtube.com/user/dearjohnreed

is a great source too

Excellent. Not seen that guy before.

Heres another i left out.

http://www.peterbatchelor.com/maxTuts.html

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by ned rush » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Ligriv wrote:Would love to see some info on how to build stuff from ground up. Iam a suits 9 m4l noob and can't seem to do shit.... I build stuff in reaktor but this is a new beast all together. So a video on where things are and how to start building eazy fx or synths would be great. Thx!!!!
good call


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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by stringtapper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:54 pm

Good call Greg, as always.
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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by pepezabala » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:50 pm

hey ned, show me what I have to do so I can assign a LFO to the "random" button on the new monosequencer, so later I get new sequences all couple of beats. right now I can't assign the random button with anything.

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by ned rush » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:14 pm

pepezabala wrote:hey ned, show me what I have to do so I can assign a LFO to the "random" button on the new monosequencer, so later I get new sequences all couple of beats. right now I can't assign the random button with anything.
Are you in live 9? I havent upgraded yet. Am on max 6 though.

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by pepezabala » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:11 pm

yes, live9. I can send you the device later

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by killingtime » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:36 pm

Hi Ned

How about some kind of generative system spitting out sequences that can be manipulated in different ways, something that I am interested in but always get to a certain point and the complexity makes my head explode.. Basically I am crap at maths.

I think your tutorials are presented in the most entertaining style btw

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by JuanSOLO » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:10 pm

Maybe I'm wrong about this, but it seems there is a lack of beginner tutorials that do something stupid simple to understand the basics of live.path and accessing parameters in Live.

Like a simple, here's how you make a live.dial control send A on Track 1
Here's how you make it dynamically choose a Track,
Here's how yo make it access sends on a chain in a drumRack
Here's how you tell the device to "KNOW" which Track its on and how to gather the id's from other devices in the Track.

Those kinds of things would have been super useful when I first got into this stuff.

control_surface tuts could be useful, and cover a lot of basics.

The arpeggiator idea sounds killer, I would watch that!

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Re: new to MaxForLive? want to learn?

Post by ned rush » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:02 pm

I do plan to put something new together soon. For now here's one I did sometime ago explaining the concept behind SupaCut Live, mainly live sampling and playback for audio mangling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1H3Yxr_A80

i suck at API stuff but Cycling 74 did a video showing how to make a basic parameter sequencer in those videos posted earlier in this thread.

If you right click in a patcher window and go to paste from there are api abstractions you can browse that are a good starting point to experimenting.

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