MaxForLive: Creating Your Own Audio Tools in Max For Live
What you'll learn
- Use MaxForLive to create custom devices in Ableton Live
- Speak the syntax of MaxForLive, and know how to find answers
- Design unique MaxForLive patches for sale, sharing, and using in your own music
- Knowledge of Ableton Live is required to understand this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 1 - The Interface & The Basics is a great place to start, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 2 - Recording & Warping is also great, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 3 - Producing & Editing is also great, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers is also great, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 5 - Audio & MIDI Effects is also great, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Taking Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 6 - DJ Techniques & Controllers is also great, but not required to get the most out of this course.
- Access to Ableton Live will be required. Using the trail version (free for 30 days) would be a great way to start.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
For years I've been teaching Ableton Live and Max in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.
MaxForLive is a powerful tool that lets users design their own instruments, effects, and devices. It isn't without its drawbacks: MaxForLive is notoriously difficult to learn. I've developed an approach for teaching MaxForLive that focuses on teaching it like a language: You will learn small blocks and patches, understanding the how and the why along the way. As we grow our vocabulary, we "learn how to learn" more and more.
The unique and quirky history and development of Max
What we can do with MaxForLive
Max vs. MaxForLive
The MaxForLive Devices
Finding and Sharing MaxForLive Devices
Getting Help: Help Windows in MaxForLive
Presentation Mode & Patching Modes
The Max Editor
Bangs & Buttons
Project 1: Building a MIDI Delay
Project 2: Building an Arpeggiator
Working with Audio Signals
Project 3: An Audio Delay
~ Objects (tilde objects)
Controlling anything in Live
Project 4: A Beat-Quantized Randomized Filter
Finding the Beat from Live
Project 5: Artificial Intelligence (sort of)
... And much more!!!
Also included in this class are 6 of my own MaxForLive patches for you to download, dissect, use, and build on.
And of course, once you sign up for any part, you automatically get huge discounts on all my other Ableton classes. You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this online.
J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer and a Ph.D. in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater.
He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, Macphail Academy of Music, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.
Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:
"I've had Live Lite for a while but never quite understood how to use it because of the different options in how to arrange audio. This course explains exactly how to do that and get the most out of Live."
"Great overview - I would start here for sure if you are just getting your feet wet with Live. clear and to the point. session walkthroughs are great. looking forward to more"
"I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me."
Who this course is for:
- Students who want a comprehensive understanding of Ableton Lve
- Students looking to understand the deeper levels of Ableton Live
- Anyone looking to explore the possibilities of MaxForLive
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)