Punkademic Ultimate Ableton Live 9: Part 7 - Maxforlive

Punkademic Ultimate Ableton Live 9: Part 7 - Maxforlive

Learning MaxForLive the right way: From the basics to the advanced, from Ableton Certified Trainer J. Anthony Allen.

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 trial version (free for 30 days) would be a great way to start.


This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.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.This is Part 7: MaxForLiveMaxForLive 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. Topics include:The unique and quirky history and development of MaxWhat we can do with MaxForLiveMax vs. MaxForLiveThe MaxForLive DevicesFinding and Sharing MaxForLive DevicesGetting Help: Help Windows in MaxForLivePresentation Mode & Patching ModesThe Max EditorMessagesBangs & ButtonsProject 1: Building a MIDI DelayProject 2: Building an ArpeggiatorWorking with Audio SignalsProject 3: An Audio Delay~ Objects (tilde objects)Presentation SetupControlling LiveAbstractionsControlling anything in LiveProject 4: A Beat-Quantized Randomized FilterFinding the Beat from LiveProject 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 any part, you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class. You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this.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."


Section 1: Welcome & Overview

Lecture 1 Introduction

Section 2: What is MaxForLive?

Lecture 2 MaxForLive in a Nutshell
Lecture 3 The 10K ft View
Lecture 4 What We Can Do in MaxForLive
Lecture 5 Patch Download: Artificial Intelligence Experiment
Lecture 6 MaxForLive vs. Max vs. Max/MSP/Jitter
Lecture 7 A Brief History of Max

Section 3: Getting Started

Lecture 8 The MaxForLive Devices (in Ableton)
Lecture 9 Loading MaxForLive Devices
Lecture 10 Finding and Sharing MaxForLive Devices
Lecture 11 Starting From Scratch
Lecture 12 Getting Help: The Help Windows

Section 4: Creating Our Own Devices

Lecture 13 Modes: Presentation, Patching (Editing), Locked, and Unlocked
Lecture 14 The Max Editor & Patching
Lecture 15 Objects & Arguments
Lecture 16 Messages
Lecture 17 Bangs & Buttons
Lecture 18 Learning How To Learn Max

Section 5: Our First Project: A MIDI Delay

Lecture 19 Workflow: Approaching a New Project
Lecture 20 Our First Object: Pipe
Lecture 21 Adding the Dry (not delayed) Signal
Lecture 22 Why Not Notein?
Lecture 23 Download Patch

Section 6: Project 2: Arpeggiator

Lecture 24 Walkthrough: What we Will Need For This Project
Lecture 25 Delaying Notes
Lecture 26 Transposing Notes
Lecture 27 Deploying and Encapsulating
Lecture 28 Download Patch

Section 7: Working with Audio in Max

Lecture 29 The Tilde (~) Objects and Yellow Patch Chords
Lecture 30 Audio UI Objects

Section 8: Project 3: An Audio Delay

Lecture 31 Walkthrough
Lecture 32 Tapin~ and Tapout~
Lecture 33 Volume Control
Lecture 34 Audio Toggle
Lecture 35 Multitaps
Lecture 36 Presentation Setup
Lecture 37 Download Patch

Section 9: Talking to (and Controlling) Live

Lecture 38 Abstractions
Lecture 39 The "M4L List of Abstractions"
Lecture 40 M4L Patches
Lecture 41 Patch Download
Lecture 42 Controlling Any Parameter
Lecture 43 Patch Download

Section 10: Project 4: A Beat-Quantized Randomized Filter

Lecture 44 New UI Object: Filtergraph~
Lecture 45 Finding Beats
Lecture 46 Controlling Filters by using the Beat
Lecture 47 Patch Download

Section 11: Wrap Up

Lecture 48 Thanks For Watching (And 1 more project!)
Lecture 49 Patch Download
Lecture 50 Bonus Lecture: MaxForLive Connection Kit
Lecture 51 Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List

Section 12: Ableton Live 10 Preview

Lecture 52 Live 10: Session View
Lecture 53 Live 10: Wavetable Synth

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

Last Updated: 4/2022
Format: MP4
Video: h264, 1152x720
Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English
Duration: 5h 24m

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