Information and Resources for MAX/MSP/JITTER, Chuck, Processing and MIDI (1/09)

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Student discounts

Tutorial patches, demos and tools

MAX Tutorial Articles

Essl Realtime composition library


Max third party objects(short-short list - for more go here)

MAX Object Database:

PeRCOlate - Trueman, DuBois

Realtime Composition Library - Essl

fiddle~ bonk~ and centroid~ - Ted Apel

Audio Analyzers, data smoothers and mappers by Tristan Jehan

CV.jit computer vision/ motion tracking software


ChucK (originated by Ge Wang and Perry Cook.) is a new (and developing) audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, and performance - fully supported on MacOS X, Windows, and Linux. ChucK presents a new time-based, concurrent programming model that's highly precise and expressive (we call this strongly-timed), as well as dynamic control rates, and the ability to add and modify code on-the-fly. In addition, ChucK supports MIDI, OSC, HID device, and multi-channel audio. Furthermore, the language is designed to favor readability and flexibility over raw performance. It's fun and easy to learn, and offers composers, researchers, and performers a powerful programming tool for building and experimenting with complex audio synthesis programs, and real-time interactive control.


Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to proprietary software tools in the same domain.

Midi specification and MIDI information

MIDI Manufacturors Association
MIDI Specification
table of MIDI codes