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Write Objects for Max/MSP

Advanced Level

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 external objects for Max 6 in C (control, UI, DSP).

The course will be taught by Cycling'74 team: David Zicarelli (Chief executive officer), Joshua Kit Clayton and Emmanuel Jourdan (developers).

Basic Topics

  • Javascript and the new 2D drawing API
  • Use of the Max SDK for C object development
  • Techniques for using C++ to write Max externals
  • Reading and writing JSON data files
  • Use of the t_dictionary to support the new dict.* objects
  • Developing MSP objects and the new MSP64 API
  • Using the scheduler and ITM
  • Supporting Max 6 features (circular menu, etc.)

Advanced Topics

These topics will be addressed depending on student interest

  • Explanation of scheduler priority options
  • Object reference counting and memory management
  • UI object development and graphics optimization techniques
  • Embedding data in a patcher
  • Writing extension objects
  • The parameter system

From Saturday, 19 to Monday, November 21, 2011, 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm / IRCAM

Registration Terms & Conditions

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 6 and an IDE such as Xcode (Mac) or Visual Studio (Windows).

info-pedagogie(at) | Florence Grappin +33(0)1 44 78 47 70

Download the registration form and return by post

For further information about the software programs: Forumnet

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