[ 7. Juli 2016 ]

STUDIUM – Max workshop (advanced topics) this summer in Belgium

Von: Musiques & Recherches via cec conference

Datum: Wed, 6 Jul 20

Betreff: [cec-c] Max workshop (advanced topics) this summer in Belgium

Advanced Topics in Max will be dedicated to spectral processing. We will

examine how FFT analysis is implemented in Max and the format of the

data it produces. We will then explore techniques for using this data to

perform such operations as filtering, pitch shifting, frequency

shifting, filtering by amplitude (noise reduction, amplitude

equalization), spectral compression/expansion, time smearing, frequency

blurring, bin shifting, spectral delay, phase distortion, cross

synthesis (various methods) and phase vocoding (for time stretching and

freezing). We will concentrate on fully understanding these techniques

and on implementing them in such a way as to render them musically

compelling and practically useful. The course is open to all experienced

Max users.

Method. The sessions will combine lecture-demonsration-explanation with

collective, hands-on, practical instrument building. We will spend a lot

of time making patches together, so you should come away with a fair

amount of concrete practical experience.

You will need to bring a computer with Max7 installed, a set of

headphones, and a portable Midi controller (if you have one). (There

will be some headphones and controllers available for those who need them.)

Courses will probably be taught in English, but might alternatively be

taught in French (or Italian!), depending on the students‘ preferences.

9-14 August 2016 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Deadline for enrollment: 11 July 2016

Maximum number of students: 10

Fee: 350€

Full information here:


Location : Grenier d’Orphée, Ohain, Belgium (close to Brussels)

“Max is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your

individual ideas and dreams.”