I keep getting messages if I know or could make a video course on programming with Max for Live. There are quite a lot of resources out there, but some can be hard to find. So here’s a collection of great learning resources that I have come across over the last few years. Hours of hours of tutorial videos and some useful reading materials to top it off.
Programming in Max for Live
Continuous series with 18 videos by Cycling ’74
M4L: building a virtual analog synth, one minute at a time
Series of 13 videos by Eric Ameres aka EraserMice
M4L, Learning Max for Live concepts
Also by Eric Ameres, but a loose collection of 15 videos
Delicious Max Tutorials
Ongoing tutorial series by dude837
Max 7 Tutorials
Continuous series of 52 videos by dearjohnreed. Not specifically for Max for Live, but most things from Max 7 still apply
Max Tutorials by Peter Batchelor
Videos and worksheets originally produced for undergraduates on the Music, Technology and Innovation programme at De Montfort University, Leicester. Very extensive resource on its own.
Max for Live Documentation (Max 7) by Cycling ’74
Max for Live Tutorials on Ableton Live Expert
Plenty of detailed tutorials written by Lee Huddleston
Max Objects DataBase
Objects, patches, applications and more for Max & Co.
Max Tutorials by Peter Elsea
Loads of great tutorials as PDFs. Not just for beginners, but also advanced users of Max and Max for Live.
Max for Live Tutorials by Michael Chenetz
Great tutorial series for Max for Live with Max 5
MaxMSP-based Teaching and Learning Resources by Mark Phillips
Lots of downloadable Max patches (you need a proper Max license, not just Max for Live).
So this big list should keep you busy learning and programming for at least a few months. If there is anything I missed in this collection, please let me know in the comments. It would be great to keep growing this collection and continuously adding links.
I’ll be adding links for tutorials in English and German in the article itself. Please feel free to add links to tutorials in different languages in the comments.