Max for Beginners Workshop
Objectives of the workshop ?
The sessions will alternate between theorical presentation and practical exercises of programmation. At the end of the workshop, you should know all the basic tools to build simple projects and the ressources to go further. Particular attention will be paid to your own interests and projects.
Day 1 : Basics of Max
The language of Max, its structure, syntax and logic
Build a MIDI sequencer
Day 2 : Sound design
Most common techniques of sound synthesis and sampling
Build your own synth
Day 3 : Multimedia interaction
Main techniques to synchronize sound and other media
Build audio-reactive visuals
Tuesday : 03.11
Tuesday : 10.11
Tuesday : 17.11
From 19:00 to 22:00
Klein Eiland 1A // Rue de la Petite Île 1A // 1070 Anderlecht
(10 min. walk from Brussels-South station)
What is Max ?
Max is a visual programming language to manipulate audio, video and all other sorts of media for infinite possibilities. « Max for Live » devices, that you might know from Ableton Live, are just one example.
With Max, you can:
build your own instruments using a tablet, a webcam or even a Xbox controller go deep into sound design to create your own synth, audio effects and sequencers create interactive visuals and lights for immersive installations and performances spatialize sound using as many speakers as you want sonify or visualize data from Internet in real-time. And all this without writing a line of code !
Coming from a free jazz background, Lucas Lebrun's love for experimentation led him to learn music technology. Now student at the Brussels Conservatory in "Live Electronics", he uses Max for very different projects: free improvisation, installations, sound spatialization, live visuals and lighting, sound design for theater, electroacoustic compositions. His recent works focus on generative art and audiovisual collages.