Daily Archives: 06 Apr 2013

MMJ4M 07: Control Interfaces

Chapter 07 of VJ Manzo‘s book Max/MSP/Jitter for Music is about Control Interfaces. More specifically, it talks about getting MIDI notes in and out of patches, the use of bpatchers in Max, and send and receive objects for “wireless” transmission within the patch. This is essentially a show-and-tell chapter, as VJ shows what can be done and we just follow along without creating anything new in this case. Nevertheless, there are wonderful concepts and practices in this chapter, a few of which are shown in the images above.

Completed:

  • Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, Ch. 07: Control Interfaces (0 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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MMJ4M 06: Data Structures

Chapter 06 of VJ Manzo‘s book Max/MSP/Jitter for Music is about Data Structures. More specifically, it’s about generating random MIDI notes and using filters based on modalities or diagrams to select particular notes to play. The modalities are selected using VJ’s excellent modal object  from his EAMIR package and the diagrams are drawn by hand in the table object. Either way they provide interesting ways to create generative music that actually sounds like something. I think of this as having particular use in a movement-driven sequence in my upcoming dance piece, where we will follow the performers’ movements with a Kinect, a little bit like a full-body version of the NodeBeat app, which I love.

Completed:

  • Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, Ch. 06: Data Structures (15 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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