Max Celebrated its 30th Birthday!
In celebration of this anniversary, we met two users of Max software. One is well known—David Zicarelli, founder and CEO of Cycling ’74 takes a look back at the history of Max that began in IRCAM’s studios in 1989. The other user, Benjamin Lévy, is a computer music designer at IRCAM who uses OMax, a program that combines Max and OpenMusic.
Max, the world standard for real-time sound interaction
Max (formerly Max/MSP) is a visual programming environment for building real-time musical and interactive applications. It is currently the world’s leading software program for interactive sound installations. Max is a
bundling of Max (IRCAM/Cycling ‘74) for real-time control of interactive musical and multimedia applications through MIDI, of MSP, a large set of objects for real- time analysis, synthesis, and processing of audio signals, and of Jitter, a set of video, matrix, and 3D graphical objects for the environment. Max was developed for musicians, sound designers, and researchers who want to develop interactive real-time programs. Cycling ‘74 (United States) develops Max under an exclusive license from IRCAM.