Max 6 (Max/MSP & Jitter)
A fully functioning version of this program can be downloaded and used for 30 days. When ordered you will receive a serial number to authorise the software either via a challenge and response, or for iLok.
Sound on Sound - Max 5
"If you're working in hi-tech music or the digital arts and you have a problem to solve, MaxMSP is your Swiss Army Knife. Or if you feel that you're outgrowing the confines of off-the-shelf instruments and recording packages, and want to explore new ways of creating work, MaxMSP is your own personal Meccano set, with an infinite number of pieces."
"Working with Max is a form of graphical computer programming, but without the pain of conventional programming languages: everything is graphical, direct and immediate. Max is extremely visual and highly interactive, so it's certainly possible for non-programmers to dig in, select some of the built-in components, and get a basic audio processor, like a simple mixer or parametric EQ, assembled and running in a matter of minutes."
"In Max 5, everything lives in a full-resolution RGB world with an added alpha value for transparency – objects such as knobs and sliders can have their components drawn in any colour, so there is a lot of potential for some beautiful user interface design"
"The new graphic designs and the JUCE-based rendering system are rather gorgeous, and though I’ll moan occasionally about some fiddly details of the interface, the overall workflow in the application is such an improvement that I already find Max 4 an exercise in frustration. Welcome to the world of Max 5: it’s curvy and translucent, and it’s the future."
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