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Max for Live Devices

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We're excited to bring you some new lessons on Max for Live. If you're unfamiliar, Max (a.k.a. Max/MSP/Jitter) was named after composer and computer music pioneer Max Mathews. It is a visual programming language that, in short, enables third party developers to create custom instruments and plugins. Ableton acquired Cycling '74 (the company formed to maintain and update the Max language) in 2017 and has fully integrated it into Ableton Live Suite. Over Max's 30+ year history, many excellent instruments, effects, and tools have been developed and used by notable and innovative artists (too many to name). In this series, you'll get to look at some popular Max plugins and learn more about how to explore the massive Max ecosystem - there's a Max tool for nearly anything you wish to accomplish, so dive in and start pushing the limits of Ableton with Max!

Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Max for Live
  • MonoSequencer with Synths
  • MonoSequencer with Drum Rack
  • LFO
  • Buffer Shuffler
  • Instant Haus and Expression Control
  • RokVid


Your Instructor


Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
If you purchase the course individually, you have lifetime access to the content. If you sign up for a membership, you'll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you keep your membership active.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.