Transmission
Software Training

Max Intermediate / Max certification level 2

Session 2 - Improve your knowledge and mastery of Max
March 26 through March 31,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Ircam
salle Nono
Language

French

Level

Intermediate

Prices

1500 €

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.

Objectives

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.

Public

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.

Prerequisites

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 (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 suggested that participants complete all the tutorials available in the software.

Assessment

Certification exam for Max, level 2 taken at the end of training.

3 hours // Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2:30pm-5:30pm
11 students maximum

Practical Information


Program

Monday

MorningUnderstand and be able to use certain sound synthesis techniques: additive synthesis.
AfternoonMultiply the instantiation of processes using polyphonic patches with poly~

Tuesday

MorningUnderstand and be able to use certain sound synthesis techniques: subtractive synthesis, synthesis through frequency modulation.
AfternoonExcerpt motion data from a smartphone using OSC, filter and realize a mapping of these data to control a module of sound synthesis.

Wednesday

MorningUnderstand the principles and basic applications of analysis and FFT re-synthesis in Max with pfft~.
AfternoonUnderstand 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.

Thursday

MorningMaster the construction of modular architecture of patches using matrixes for sending and receiving data.
AfternoonUnderstand and know how to put in place certain sound transformation techniques in a modular architecture: delay lines, transposition, etc.

Friday

MorningUnderstand and know how to put in place certain sound transformation techniques in a modular architecture: ring modulation, reverberation, etc.
AfternoonKnow how to optimize graphical control interfaces.

Saturday

MorningCreate a project, manage your resources.
Afternoon

Exam for Max certification level 2.