Resources for learning Max/MSP
Once I had a cat.. and now I have Cycling74’s Max. Which is nice. It’s a visual programming language which is mainly used for audio visual applications. It is wonderful for prototyping as well.
But where to start? Because Max is around for decades there are tons of resources. I try to list the ones I really like and don’t want to forget.
Courses / Books
If you want the whole package of information. This complete Video courses and books are a good starting point.
If you want a structured introductory course to Max/MSP/Jitter this one is for you. Mainly targeted to beginners, but provides all the information you need to start working with Max. Provided by Kadenze and completely free. And your tutor is the incredible Matthew Wright.
Already in the 4th edition. It provides a really deep view into Max and also into sound design in general. Lots of theory.
There are lots of people providing useful Max information. Here are some which I really like.
Cycling’s terrific content producer Tom Hall just started a live stream with Max tutorials. Great! #1 was already a highlight.
Documentation / References
Especially the tutorial section is very useful to start with.