Daily Archives: 27 Jan 2012

Max Miscellanea #1

Just a couple of silly things that I tried after watching some videos by the creators of Max, Cycling ’74. These were posted on YouTube under their “Did You Know” series, although I’m linking them in to my YouTube account as I watch each one. The first is a little bon bon for us nice and orderly types and the second is frivolous, although it does have some more useful application, which may come up later.


MMJ4M 02: Generating Music

“Random Atonal Trash,” or RAT, is the term that VJ Manzo uses for the Max patches in Chapter 2 of his book Max/MSP/Jitter for Music. What that means is that tones are generated using random numbers. There are several variations on the patch, including a few with sliders for duration and tone. The next few patches seem to require an actual keyboard, which I don’t have, so we’ll see what happens.

And, happily, I just came across another blog that is working through VJ Manzo’s Max book: mikecrane.wordpress.com. I’ll link his stuff as often as I can.


  • Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, Ch. 2: Generating Music (first part) (6 exercises)
  • Patches can be downloaded from http://db.tt/GBYLb0vY (Dead Link)
  • UPDATED LINK: Patches can now be downloaded from http://j.mp/1iy19Xl
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