February 12 through Sat 17 February 2018,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
salle Nono





1500 €


Software Training

Max initiation / Max certification level 1

Session 2 - Learn the basics of programming in Max

Max is a graphical programming language that lets users process, generate, interact with Midi data in audio and video contents as well as all other types of data, for example from sensors.


Upon completion of this course, participants will acquire the knowledge necessary to make simple patches. They will be able to Identify the means necessary to create a project using Max.

The training will be followed by an exam for the Max certification level.


Any creative person who wants to work on a project requiring Max: composers, developers, performers, sound technicians, choreographers, sound creators, video artists, live coders, music or art teachers, makers, etc.


Mastery of a sequencer software program such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, or another digital audio editing program (e.g. WaveLab, SoundStudio, Adobe Audition);
Good understanding of the English vocabulary used in the software;
Mastery of the basic functions of a Macintosh computer (use of a keyboard and mouse, create and manage files and folders, use menus, launch an application).

Prior to the training, it is highly recommended participants download the software and test the demo mode (30 days with all functions available) and do all the included software.


Certification exam for Max, level 1 taken at the end of training.

Certification listed on the CNCP (Commission Nationale de la Formation Professionnelle) inventory. The fiche is available in French. The certification is eligible for the personal training account (compte personnelle de formation) for workers in the entertainment industry and employees in the live performance branch (code CPF : 190671) and the audiovisual branch (code CPF : 189700).
3 hours // Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:30pm-5:30pm

Practical Information



MorningGeneral presentation of the Max environment;
Types of objects, types of data.
AfternoonImportance of the order of execution: the object trigger;
Simple interactions with a MIDI keyboard.


MorningIntroduction to MIDI data and managing sequences;
Creation of a random MIDI machine.
AfternoonIntroduction to audio in Max;
Creation of a small sampler of sound files played from a keyboard.


MorningControl synthesis using envelopes.
AfternoonReceive data from an external controller (iPad, iPhone);
Play a video, understand Jitter matrixes.


MorningAnalyze audio streams and extract pertinent information using simple modules.
AfternoonRecord and manipulate reading sounds from a buffer.


MorningModular organization of a patch.
AfternoonSimple audio processing techniques.


MorningManage data external to Max: external libraries.
AfternoonExam for Max certification level 1