Introduction to Max Programming
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Michal RATAJ, Jan TROJAN
Name of lecturer(s)
Martin Klusák, Michal RATAJ, Jan TROJAN
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to create basic MIDI and real-time-audio algorithms, use of MIDI and sensor-based controllers for interaction, simple generative and music synthesis methods.
Mode of study
Every Monday from 11.30
ATTENTION the course starts on Monday 14.3.
classroom 1022 (Gothic tower HAMU) or online according to current faculty regulations.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The course follows the block of lectures in the winter semester - knowledge of Max in the range of previous lectures is mandatory. In the form of group or individual workshops, participants will develop functional projects in Max.
Conditions for participation
Successfully completed participation in lectures in the winter semester
At the first meeting 14.3. each participant will bring the concept of their own project in Max, namely
- in the form of an oral or written topic / annotation - what is the idea of your own project (patch construction, expected results)
and at the same time
- in the form of a project scratch directly in Max or a schematic graphic sketch of the intended patch
It is recommended to own Max EDU licence in your own laptops.
MAX is a visual programming environment for artists, educators, and scientists working with sound and visual media (in an interdisciplinary context). Although the course is primarily focused on music composition and performance, the fundamentals learned are applicable to a wide range of interdisciplinary applications.
While using the cybernetic paradigm of input/output/feedback/transformation, students will learn to develop their own musical instruments and interactive interfaces that can be used in a wide range of creative applications.
In this introductory course, students will learn the basic concept of the programming environment, understand elementary functioning of MIDI and digital audio processing as well as the ability to build simple interfaces and use basic implementations in specific creative situations of sound synthesis, sampling, virtual music instruments and sound diffusion.
The course can be enrolled in repeatedly.
Recommended or required reading
PUCKETTE, Miller. The theory and technique of electronic music. New Jersey: World scientific, 2007. xiv, 331 p. ISBN 978-981-270-077-3 bibl., index.
http://msp.ucsd.edu/techniques.htm <2. 1. 2020>
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit examination is awarded when the average score is above 70 %.
active participation in class: 30 %
continuous preparation: 30 %
creation of a functional algorithm based on an individual assignment: 40 %
Practical class 2h / week, Mondays 10:30
instructor: Martin Klusák
First class, Oct 11
Course may be repeated
This course is an elective for all AMU students
Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:
Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:
Učebna KS 1022
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Composition-Specialization electroacoustic music (Mg) (required optional subject)
- Composition-Specialization Film Music (Mg) (required optional subject)
- Composition (Bc) (required optional subject)
- Composition-Specialization Composition (Mg) (required optional subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor - 1920 - 1y (required optional subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor_2020 (required optional subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Master - 1920_1y (required optional subject)