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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Chapter 8. Max for Live

Max for Live allows us to use Max/MSP/Jitter inside Ableton Live. Plugin design could hardly be any easier than the Max for Live (M4L) system. We can easily build custom audio FX, instruments, MIDI FX, or sequencers, or even control the Live application using a custom Max patch. The lack of a full-featured timeline/sequencer inside Max is resolved by porting our Max patches to Live, and if we ever need something inside Live that isn't there, chances are that we can quickly patch it together. As in every complex piece of software, there are a couple of pitfalls for the beginner and general particularities inside the Max for Live environment. So here, we'll try to shed some light on how to use it and what the differences ...

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