Introduction To Audio and Video in Max/MSP


In this workshop, we will use Max/MSP to create custom, interactive A/V experiments. We will first get grounded in the concepts and workflows of Max and creative coding by making video programs in Vizzie. Then we will go through the basics of using and manipulating audio in Max through MSP objects. We will connect sound to video and vice versa, and then create custom interfaces for our A/V experiments. No experience with programming, music, or video is required. Bring audio or video samples you would like to work with!

This workshop is part of Algorithmic Art Assembly, a festival featuring talks and live music focused on algorithmic tools and processes.
* This workshop ticket must be purchased separately and is not included in the festival passes.

Workshop Logistics

Date & Time:
Friday, March 27, 2020
Install & Set-Up (Optional): 1:00 – 2:00pm
Workshop: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Cost: $80

Experience Level: Beginner. Previous experience working with music and sound creation tools is helpful but not necessary.

Bring a PC/Mac or Linux laptop and headphones.
Install software prior to arriving to workshop.
Download here.

Workshop Outline

We’ll move from basic technique to hands on applications in your own creative musical context.

• Introduction to Max/MSP software
• Creating experimental sound and visuals
• Look at processing techniques including delay, feedback and filtering
• Creating your own audiovisual work

About Technologies

Max, also known as Max/MSP/Jitter, is a visual programming language for music and multimedia developed and maintained by San Francisco-based software company Cycling '74. Over its more than thirty-year history, it has been used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists to create recordings, performances, and installations


Cassie Tarakajian

Cassie Tarakajian

Cassie Tarakajian (they/she) is a technologist and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work focuses on creative tools, working as an engineer at Cycling ’74 and as the lead developer and maintainer on the open source p5.js Web Editor. They also teach creative coding workshops and classes, and serve as an adjunct professor at NYU ITP. Past artistic projects range from generating sonnets from Wikipedia contributions to teaching computers how to love as a member of the band Lullabies for AI.

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