jtol is a HUGE max library for nested tree data structures, complex discrete pattern generation that can be applied to architectural design, music, dance; everything requiring constructed evolution in space and time. In other words, it is mostly made for designing rhythms and evolutionary patterns.
More information here.
some pieces make use of shaders I wish to share here. Even though I often use Rhinoceros and Houdini for visuals, they are all compatible with max; the tool I use the most for composition alongside ableton live.
max for live is max within ableton live. It is interesting to see how different max is being used compared with the early 2000’s. jtol_lzw, spatenv, automatic headphone equalization, rule_player and trigger_quantize can be found here.
lzw (lempel–ziv–welch) encoding and decoding allowing multi-scale recursive segmentation of data structures. lzw is used to compress data in zip. Very useful with markovian and grammar based discrete models.
faust (functional audio stream) is a functional programming language. I use it to build various physical models, waveguide models, chaotic generators, tube amps simulations, distortions, a vocoder, compressors etc. They are 125 processes available as faust and max externals. I am for instance using modal synthesis for both bacchantes and mollspeak pieces. This also contains gen~ codes for max.
max is a visual programming language for music and multimedia. During its 30-year history, it has been widely used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists for creating innovative recordings, performances, and installations.
psolabatch is a little batch tool for analysis used in psola synthesis (pitch-synchronous overlap-add)
brightlink & extron video matrix control with max
This is a max patch for controlling the BL-4X4S-VW22 brightlink matrix in TCP with the ethernet port. This is another max patch for controlling the DXP-44-HD-4K-Plus extron matrix. The extron is much more expensive but also far better. They also contain their factory manuals. These were used for a newer version of machinations at the bern university of the arts in 2019.
These VSTs are now probably obsolete. They used to be running on Mac OS 10.4. They have never been tested since. You need to install cycling74’s pluggo runtime before using them.
|op.canal good||special sampler trigger from sound analysis|
|op.psautotune||autotune pitch correction and more|
|op.psoharmonizer||harmonizer that keeps spectral envelope and more|
|op.psychiatre||psola based time-stretch and pitch transposer|