Introduction to Computer Music

Learning MSP (Basics)

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  1. What is MSP? {WP}
    MSP is the audio signal processing component of Cycling '74's Max
  2. Reading
  3. Documentation & Tutorials
  4. What can you make with Max/MSP?
  5. Video Tutorials

C74 - Cycling '74,

Online Course

Matt Wright (Stanford University), Programming Max: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts (Max 7) {Kadenza}

What's Next?

BAIN MUSC 540 Learning Max (Intermediate/Advanced)


Cipriani, Alessandro and Maurizio Giri. 2019/2020. Electronic Music and Sound Design Theory and Practice with Max 8, Volumes 1-2, 4th ed. Cupertino, CA: Contemponet {Website; GB1; GB2}

Manzo, V.J. 2016. Max/MSP/Jitter for Music: A Practical Guide to Developing Interactive Music Systems for Education and More, 2nd ed. New York, Oxford. {GB; Full text: Ebook Central; Companion Website | EAMIR}

Winkler, Todd. 1998/2001. Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB}

Wright, Matt. 2017. Programming Max: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts. Valencia, CA: Kadenze. {Kadenza}

Updated: February 13, 2022

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music