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Max lessons

Max is a visual programming language for music and multimedia developed by Cycling74. Actually found in over 1500 institutions and companies worldwide, this powerful tool allows you to easily create your own resources for music composition, audiovisual live performances, sound analysis, audio plugins and much more.

With Max you can:

  • Create your own synthesizer
  • Create custom audio plugins
  • Create custom digital instruments
  • Implement sound installations
  • Create video content that reacts to real-time inputs
  • Control analogue gear remotely
  • Communicate several computers or mobile devices to perform tasks together
  • Program standalone apps featuring real-time signal processing

…among many others!

I am currently offering online and face-to-face* Max lessons for beginner, intermediate or advanced users (English and Spanish).
I have been working with Max for several years and collaborating in sound installation, audiovisual performances as well as developing audio plugins for companies and doing workshops.

If you have any inquiries please feel free to contact me. I will answer as soon as possible.

* Face-to-face lessons only available in Valencia, Spain

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Here are some of the most common questions I have been asked. If you have any other inquiries feel free to contact me through the contact section or directly writing to contact@estebangomez.cl

What should I know beforehand?

Nothing! if you are a complete beginner we will start from scratch. If you have already worked with Max we can dig deeply in the topics that interest you the most (MSP, JavaScript, Jitter, Gen, etc).

Who are these lessons for?

Max is commonly used by composers, performers, sound engineers, sound designers and audiovisual artists but not restricted to them. If you are not sure if Max is what you are looking for, feel free to contact me. We can have a free lesson to give you an idea of what is Max capable of.

What do I need to get started?

In order to begin you just need a computer with a working internet connection and speakers or headphones. An audio interface is recommended for better audio quality, but not mandatory. Regarding software, you can get Max for free for a trial period, purchase it or rent it for only $9.99 per month. Be sure to also check out if you are eligible for academic discounts.

How much do you charge per class?

It depends. Price will vary depending on number of students, online or face-to-face class, etc. If you know which method is more convenient for you, feel free to contact me through the contact section.

How long is each lesson?

60 minutes. Depending on the topic that is being covered they can be a bit longer though.

What payment methods are you accepting?

Cash and transfer (Spain). Paypal (other countries).

Can I try a free lesson?

Yes. You are more than welcome to take a free lessons before committing to regular lessons. We can do a sample class or even talk about your interests.

Do you teach in other languages?

Yes. I can teach in both English and Spanish (my mother tongue).

What do you teach (MSP, Jitter, Gen, M4L, etc)?

If you are specifically interested in a particular topic, please let me know. I can teach MSP, Jitter, Gen, M4L, JavaScript, OpenGL, among others.

Can I learn how to use Arduino with Max?

Yes. We can check several methods for working with Arduino or any other external device that you might need to communicate with Max.

How did you learn Max?

I have been programming since I was 14. During my undergrad I had a couple of years of Max classes and then I got involved in projects where I had to work with Max all the time. Afterwards I heavily relied on it for my Master’s thesis at Berklee College of Music. I currently work with Max and I love it!

Could you collaborate in my project?

I am willing to collaborate in Max related project. Contact me using the contact form and we can talk about it.

Made with Max

Here are some examples showing what can be done with Max. Not all the examples belong to me, some of them are taken from YouTube.

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