Making Max for Live Devices

With Cycling '74

In this workshop, Tom Hall of Cycling ‘74 will walk you through the creation of a generative synthesizer using modules in BEAP – an open source modular synthesizer developed by Stretta, included in Max 7, and made up of numerous high level audio building blocks.

The workshop will focus on creating BEAP Oscillators, Pitch Control, Amplification, LFOs and Envelopes, with an emphasis on effective programming techniques for quickly realizing complex sound generation. Topics like FM, generative techniques and interface with modular analog synthesizers will also be explored.

Participants will create basic synthesizers, simple percussion machines and generative performance systems. Those who ‘patch along’ will leave with a greater knowledge of BEAP and a functioning generative Max For Live device of their own.

No previous programming experience is necessary, but some understanding of the way synthesizers work will be beneficial.

Due to the small group format of these events, workshops will require pre-registration. Registrations will take place in October 2016. Each Loop ticket holder will be able to register for one workshop.