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Max and MaxForLive, Part 1: Producing and Composing With Max

Unlock Your Creative Potential with Max (Max/MSP/Jitter, MaxForLive, M4L)
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What you are going to learn

It's time to unleash the full power of Max and create your own "secret weapon" tools for music production!

In this comprehensive class series, you'll discover my personal best tools and learn how to harness them to elevate your music production. Plus, I'll reveal an unlimited source of amazing (and free!) Max projects that you can customize to your heart's content.

Why Learn from Me?
With over a decade of experience teaching Max to thousands of aspiring creators, I know exactly what it takes to help you master this versatile platform. By the end of this series, you'll be amazed at your newfound abilities.

What You'll Get:
This class is packed with valuable content, incorporating my entire university Max curriculum. Get ready for an immersive learning experience!
This class has a ton of material. I've put my whole university Max curriculum into this class, so buckle up!

Designed for those with little or no existing experience working with Max, this sequence of classes is going to be divided into three parts. Part 1 is going to focus on using max to make music, finding great max patches, engaging with the max maker community, and understanding the max workflow. Part 2 will focus on the basics of Max programming, and Part 3 will get more advanced and dive in deeper with MaxForLive.

This is Part 1: Producing and Composing with Max. This class contains:

  • Max Basics: Explore the history of Max, its powerful capabilities, and how it can revolutionize your music-making process.
  • The Interface: Dive into working with Max objects, views, and environments, including MaxForLive and standalone Max.
  • MaxForLive: Learn how to seamlessly integrate Max within Ableton Live, gaining full control over your music production.
  • Finding & Sharing Max Patches: Join the thriving Max user community and discover an array of incredible patches to inspire your creativity.
  • Famous Max Patches: Delve into legendary patches loved by the community, like the Radiohead and Autechre patches, among others.
  • My Favorite Patches: Uncover six of my handpicked patches for mixing, glitchy effects, ambient music, synthesis, pure chaos, and more.
  • Understanding Max: Get a glimpse into the inner workings of Max patches and learn to explore and dissect them effectively.

Why Choose this Course?
  • Designed for Beginners: No prior experience with Max necessary. This course is perfect for newcomers to Max looking to dive in headfirst.
  • Step-by-Step Learning: Divided into three parts, this course gradually builds your expertise from the basics to more advanced techniques.
  • Direct Instructor Support: As a committed instructor, I personally answer 100% of the questions posted in the course to ensure your success.

Mastering Max opens up a world of possibilities for your music production journey. Join the vibrant Max community and take your skills to new heights.

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.