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Max for Mac

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Download Max 8.5.6

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  • Latest Version:

    Max 8.5.6 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.11 or later

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  • Author / Product:

    Cycling '74 / Max for Mac

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Max for Mac connects objects with virtual patch cords to create interactive sounds, graphics, and custom effects. Connect your Max patches to the wide universe of MIDI and other external controllers. Use Max for macOS's user interface objects to make your own control interfaces with full support for MIDI/MPE, and OSC protocols.

Make your own unique synths, or craft your own swirling webs of delay. Teach your audio samples new tricks by using algorithms of your design, automation, and external hardware.

Combine Max for Mac’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 integrates Max's familiar visual patching environment with the power of real-time code generation and compilation.

BEAP provides a robust library of high-level modules that you’ll know and love from the analog synth world. Patch them up and interface them with your own analog synth modules for a world of new possibilities and sounds.

Vizzie’s high-level visual processing modules let you make everything from VJ rigs or interactive video work with real-time controls to little patches that do amazing things with your webcam.

Connect to Max

Use Max's serial communications to interface with electronic sensors, motors, and other components using your Arduino board.

Max's built-in MIDI handling tools connect to any MIDI controller with knobs, sliders, buttons, or keyboards.

Combine hardware synths with the app to create custom editors. It supports the full MIDI/MPE spec, so you can talk to any MIDI device.

DMX Lighting
Add audio-responsive and interactive elements to your show system lighting with the program.

Take control of your visuals with 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.

Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Max for Windows

What's new in this version:

New Features:
- live.adsrui: outputmode attribute
- RNBO: v1.2.0 update
- udpreceive: 'defer' attribute to set message output to the low-priority queue

- curve~ / line~: pending ramps are appropriately cancelled if interrupted
- jit.dx.grab: support for outputting at device max framerate
- autohandle works with
- fixed dim variable breakage with codebox
- fixed usage of vertex colors
- fixed draw errors on visiblity change
- jit.window/jit.pwindow: fixed visibility in Max for Live
- fixed crash when enabling/disabling fullscreen or floating
- jsui: works in standalones
- svg files are included as dependencies in Projects
- Max for Live Editor: fixed issues when multiple Max instances are running
- Max for Live: fixed crash when setting 'is_mpe' attribute
- MIDI: improved support for multiple devices of the same type (Windows)
- scala: fixed default scale "B" from 1200 to 1100 cents
- thispatcher / jit.window: improved manual fullscreen behavior / fixed regressions
- xctlin: fixed usage

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