Cycling ’74 Max

A programming environment anyone can use
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Named after computer-music pioneer Max Matthews, Max traces its roots back to Miller Puckette’s work at IRCAM in the ’80s. Since David Zicarelli got his hands onto it, Max has become a ubiquitous source of creativity for musicians and multimedia performers worldwide—and not just the nerdy ones!

In addition to the audio and video processing capabilities of MSP and Jitter, respectively, Max for Live has given Ableton Live users a sophisticated way to customize their rigs, thus providing the benefits of a deep programming language to the masses.