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Max is a graphical programming environment for music and media applications. It currently runs on the Mac OS; there is a Windows version in development (click here for more information). One of the main goals Max is to let you control anything with anything. For instance, you can use MIDI to control a laserdisk player, or mouse movement to control the playback of a Quicktime movie. Max excels as a way to customize the logic of building an interface to interactive media. It lets you schedule events with millisecond accuracy, create complex mappings for incoming data, and run a large number of operations in parallel. A little historical information: Max was originally developed at IRCAM, a music research institute in Paris, France, by Miller Puckette. Max is named for Max Mathews, a pioneer... Show More


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