Tag: synthesis

Basic synth in Max – part 2

Yet another Basic synthesizer design

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See part 1 here: http://reactivemusic.net/?p=18511

New features

Drag to select buffer start/end points

waveform~ object

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Sample recording

record~ object.

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How to design voice activated recording?

*Time compress/stretch

groove~ (Max 7 only)


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M4L preset management: http://reactivemusic.net/?p=18557


poly~ object

Polyphonic Midi synth in Max


local: poly-generic-example1.maxpat (polyphonic)

Polyphonic instrument in Max for Live

Wave~ sample player: http://reactivemusic.net/?p=18354

local: m4l: poly-synth1.als (aaa-polysynth2.amxd)

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Max For Live

automation and UI design (review)

Distributing M4L devices

How to create a Live ‘Pack’

by Winksound

  • save set
  • collect all and save
  • file manager
    • manage project
      • packing : create live pack


Random walk synthesizer

40 voices of “drunken” motion in Max

Audio engine and concept stolen from Sam Tarakajian

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folder: poly-synth-drunk.maxpat


  • poly-synth-drunk.maxpat
  • boids_poly-tz.maxpat

You may notice similarities to dude837’s Boids sonificiation patch. http://reactivemusic.net/?p=18388 The swarm was replaced by drunken dots.