Cycling 74 Max 8 Permanent License - Visual Programming Software for Music and Multimedia (Download)

Cycling 74 Max 8 Permanent License - Visual Programming Software for Music and Multimedia (Download)

Cycling 74 Max 8 Permanent License - Visual Programming Software for Music and Multimedia (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Interactive Music-Performance Software
  • For Recording, Performance, Installation
  • MC Multichannel Patch
  • Mappings for MIDI and Keyboard Control
  • Vizzie 2 Based on Jitter OpenGL Objects
  • Optimized Max Console
  • Jitter Video Effects
  • Integrated Search Sidebar
  • BEAP Synth and Sound Modules
  • Mac, Windows / Standalone, VST3
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Cycling 74 Max 8 overview

  • 1Description

Cycling '74 Max 8 is a visual programming software designed for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. The software connects objects with virtual patch cords to create interactive sounds, graphics, and custom effects.

Max 8 is focused on providing an improved performance over earlier versions of the software. It launches and loads files noticeably faster and has a more responsive user interface. The new MC feature allows objects and patch cords to contain multiple audio channels, great for applying controls across a space of 100+ audio channels with only one MSP (Max Signal Processing) object and one multichannel patch cord.

Also included is an easy-to-use MIDI mapping system, which enables you to control your patches via MIDI hardware controllers such as keyboards, pads, and more. Vizzie 2 comes with a collection of 80 modules to help you quickly create interactive videos, 3D/2D vector graphics, and effects using the included Jitter software.

Max 8 continues to offer the MSP sonic toolkit to program your own synths and delays, as well as BEAP synth and sound modules, for creating sounds inspired by classic analog synthesizers.

What's New in Max 8

MC Objects
  • MC allows objects and patch cords to contain multiple audio channels
  • Easily apply controls across a space of 100+ audio channels with only one MSP (Max Signal Processing) object and multichannel patch cord
  • Edit multiple Gen instances simultaneously
  • Multichannel signal probe with selectable visualization modes
  • Build polyphonic synths by assigning MIDI with MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) control to individual channel streams
  • Layer evolving sounds with multiple automation curves
  • Support for Max for Live software (available separately)—integrates Max 8 directly inside Ableton Live
Faster Performance
  • Launches between 2x (Mac) and 20x faster (Windows)
  • Large patches load up to 4x faster
  • Complex UI operations are significantly more responsive
  • Coll object is now up to 60x faster
  • Enhanced Jitter texture to matrix copying and jit.world matrix output
  • Updated physics engine
Control Patch with Hardware
  • Includes a Mappings feature inspired by DAWs such as Ableton Live
  • Assign physical controls to your patch in just three steps: Enter Mappings Mode; Select a slider; Move your controller
  • Trigger complex events, transform visuals, or adjust probabilities, all without adding any objects to your existing patches
Build Visuals Faster
  • Includes Vizzie 2 collection of over 80 high-level modules for interactive video
  • Vizzie is now powered by OpenGL for dramatic improvements in performance and flexibility 
  • Ideal launchpad for learning Jitter
  • Expand beyond 2D by mixing Vizzie modules with OpenGL Jitter features
Node.js
  • Use Node.js to build custom servers or run small applications directly from your Max patch
  • Supported by NPM library, to connect your patches to thousands of possibilities
  • Launch Node applications from within your Max patch, then control and interact with them
Optimized Patching Experience
  • Move objects into and out of patch cords in one step
  • Manage objects in groups
  • Filter and timestamp events with a redesigned Max console
  • Gain immediate insight on your patch with event probing
  • Choose a color theme to customize the Max interface
  • Use Operate While Unlocked to move seamlessly between editing and playing
Search Sidebar
  • Start typing in the new Search Sidebar to immediately access the thousands of Max examples and tutorials that ship with Max
  • Access results from web forums and in-depth articles
Workflow Improvements
  • Javascript, coll, and other text-based objects can open files in an external text editor
  • Console toolbar icon shows when new messages or errors have arrived
  • Post messages to the Max console from any patch cord in one step with new Print Watchpoints
  • Includes a completely new UI for editing object colors including algorithmic color tweaking, palette saving and loading, and more
  • Use the mouse or trackpad to zoom and scroll around in large patchers
  • Patcher-style system features numerous refinements including the ability to delete styles
  • New options for pasting objects including Paste and Match Style
  • Audio signal probe includes new history and scope modes
  • Updated interfaces for Reference, Package Manager, File Browser, and Authorization Window features
  • The feature that transforms changed attributes into arguments has been improved, particularly for Jitter objects
New Objects
  • New chooser UI object displays a scrolling list, useful for file browsing interfaces and more
  • New multirange object is a graphical editor for functions that contain ranges of values
  • New console object outputs and filters the contents of the Max console inside your patch
  • New MIDI objects for 14-bit continuous controller, registered and non-registered parameter messages
  • Gen now has an event domain version called gen with the same interactive code generation and DSP features as its older sibling gen~
  • New frame~ and framesnap~ objects simplify working with spectral data
Compatibility Improvements
  • Max scans your audio plug-ins, simplifying the use of shell plug-ins (such as from Waves and Expert Sleepers)
  • Detects plug-ins with compatibility issues and disable them
  • Compatible with modern Mac OS full screen windowing features including tabbed windows
  • Max 8 on Windows includes support for multitouch and HiDPI monitors
  • Improved support for multi-channel audio file formats
  • Duplicate file name warnings list the locations of all duplicate files, not just the one Max will be using
Jitter Improvements
  • Improvements to the jit.gl.pix WebGL export process
  • OpenGL supports drawing to multiple jit.gl.node contexts, simplifying render variations from a single geometry source
  • jit.gl.multiple can now draw jit.gl.node instances, allowing for complex geometry hierarchies to be multiplied
  • jit.gl.model now loads FBX, glTF and OpenGEX files
  • Improvements to the way Jitter GL objects automatically find and join a render context without specifying a rendering context name
  • jit.gl.node and jit.world can output a description of the entire 3D scene as a dictionary
  • jit.gl.slab and jit.gl.shader without arguments will open a default shader file when double clicked as a starting point for developing new shaders
Object Enhancements
  • vst~ object now supports VST3 plug-ins
  • line object works with multisegment ramps and is compatible with the function object
  • dial object includes four new modes: Live, Classic, Needle, and Pan
  • live.dial object has a new large mode
  • jit.cellblock object can monitor audio signals
  • poly~ object can host a different patcher in each of its voices and includes a bypass mode
  • poly~ automatically adds an outlet identifying the voice that sent the last event
  • Gen includes an @expr mode for high-performance expression evaluation in a single object box
  • message box allows changing the value of its arguments without triggering output
  • The gestalt object that reports system environment information has been substantially modernized and includes a dictionary output mode

Key Features

MIDI Data for Customized Controllers
  • Connect your patches to MIDI and other external controllers
  • Use user interface objects to make your own control interfaces with full support for MIDI/MPE, and OSC protocols
MSP Sonic Toolkit
  • Make your own unique synths or delays
  • Craft your own swirling webs of delay
  • Use algorithms of your design, automation, and external hardware to transform your audio samples
Jitter Video Effects
  • Combine Max’s flexibility with Jitter real-time video, 3D/2D vector graphics, and effects
  • Experiment with audio-to-video control (and vice-versa) to create your own video-processing routing and feedback systems
Gen Flexible Audio/Video Processing
  • Integrates Max's familiar visual patching environment with the power of real-time code generation and compilation
BEAP Synth and Sound Modules
  • Provides a large library of high-level modules inspired by the analog synth world
  • Patch and interface modules with your analog synth modules for a world of new possibilities and sounds
Vizzie Visual Manipulation Modules
  • High-level visual processing modules for building VJ rigs or interactive video work with real-time controls
  • Program creative patches for your webcam
Connectivity
  • Arduino: Use Max's serial communications to interface with electronic sensors, motors, and other components using your Arduino board
  • Controllers: Built-in MIDI handling tools connect to any MIDI controller with knobs, sliders, buttons, or keyboards
  • Synthesizers: Combine hardware synths with Max to create custom editors—full MIDI/MPE spec support
  • DMX Lighting: Control audio-responsive and interactive elements to your light show
  • Projectors: Interactive support for multiple screens, OpenGL hardware graphics, and video playback
  • Live Inputs: Connect live instruments and sound sources to Max and experiment—audio interfaces, USB microphones, and built-in hardware all work seamlessly
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Cycling 74 Max 8 specs

System Requirements MAX 8 Software

Mac:
OS X 10.11.6 or later,
Intel Core2 Duo processor (Intel Core i5 processor or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows:
Windows 7, 8, or 10
64-bit Intel or AMD multicore processor (Intel Core i5 processor or faster recommended)
8 GB RAM or more recommended
Note: For 32-bit systems, use Max 7.3.5 or earlier


Mira Software (available separately)

Mac:
Compatible with iPad and iPad Mini
Requires iOS 5.0 (or later), Mac OS 10.6 (or later), and Max version 6.1.3 (or later)
Requires Bonjour library (installed by default on Mac)

Windows:
Compatible with iPad and iPad Mini, Windows 7 and 8, and Max version 6.1.4 (or later)
Requires Bonjour library (not installed by default)
Add-Ons Includes MSP, Jitter, Gen, and support for Max for Live
Plug-In Compatibility VST3, standalone

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