Max for Developers - Instruction in English

Write objects for Max/MSP

Participants must have a high level of expertise in Max/MSP and experience programming in C is strongly recommended.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to create basic type of objects (control, UI, DSP).


  • General Concepts for Developing External Objects,
  • Writing External Objects in C: introduction (basic concepts: Atom, Symbol,  obex, etc),
  • Writing External User Interface Objects in C for Max 5, part 1.


  • Writing External Object in C: Part 2 file access, scheduler/queue, proxy, patcher access,
  • Writing External User Interface Objects in C for Max 5, part 2 (optimizations).


  • Writing DSP Objects: basic concepts, buffer access, User Interface DSP object,
  • Writing External Objects in C: Part 3 Advanced Topics: Unicode, support for tempo-based scheduling, support for file drag and drop, threading, etc.

From Saturday, 27 to Monday, November 29, 2010, 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm / IRCAM

Tuition Fees
600€ / course
Forum Member Organization (Studio or Research or Pass Forum) 400€
Forum Member Individual (Studio or Research or Pass Forum) 200€
For French organizations, tuition excludes the VAT (VAT 19.6%)

Course is limited to 20 participants

Composers, musicians, sound designers, sound engineers and technicians, theater professionals

Didactic Material and Assessments
Hands-on work sessions take place on individual workstations. Instructors use a workstation connected to a video projector and a quadraphonic sound system. Either paper or electronic teaching aids will be available for students.
Participants must bring their own laptop computer with Max 5 and a IDE such as Xcode (Mac) or Visual Studio (Windows).

Information & Registrationinfo-pedagogie(at) | Natacha Moënne-Loccoz +33(0)1 44 78 48 17Download the registration form and return by post.Registration Terms & Conditions

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