Max Intermediate / Max certification level 2
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 have acquired the knowledge necessary in advanced programming techniques in Max. They will be able to create complex patches and select the tools (software and hardware) adapted to their project with Max.
The training will be followed by an exam for the Max certification level 2.
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.
Participants must be able to attest to sufficient knowledge and skills in Max and its environment or have successfully completed the course Max Initiation;
Mastery of a sequencer software program such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, or another digital audio editing program (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 suggested that participants complete all the tutorials available in the software
Certification exam for Max, level 2 taken at the end of training.
The certification test is made up of two parts (90 minutes each):
A test of the applicant’s knowledge with open questions and comments and screen captures;
Following a break, a series of exercises is given to the applicant with several concrete cases, with increasing difficulty The applicant must find solutions, as if he/she were in a professional situation (test on a Mac computer with Max).
The jury consists of two teachers (IRCAM Computer Music Designers/ Specialized Instructors) and a specialist in Max.
A certificate with the results will be sent to the participants 3 weeks following the exam.
|Morning||Understand and be able to use certain sound synthesis techniques: additive synthesis.|
|Afternoon||Multiply the instantiation of processes using polyphonic patches with poly~|
|Morning||Understand and be able to use certain sound synthesis techniques: subtractive synthesis, synthesis through frequency modulation.|
|Afternoon||Excerpt motion data from a smartphone using OSC, filter and realize a mapping of these data to control a module of sound synthesis.|
|Morning||Understand the principles and basic applications of analysis and FFT re-synthesis in Max with pfft~.|
|Afternoon||Understand the principles of signal analysis: extract pertinent data, filter and realize a mapping of these data to read media or control the quality of the sound transformations.|
|Morning||Master the construction of modular architecture of patches using matrixes for sending and receiving data.|
|Afternoon||Understand and know how to put in place certain sound transformation techniques in a modular architecture: delay lines, transposition, etc.|
|Morning||Understand and know how to put in place certain sound transformation techniques in a modular architecture: ring modulation, reverberation, etc.|
|Afternoon||Know how to optimize graphical control interfaces.|
|Morning||Create a project, manage your resources.|
Exam for Max certification level 2.