Ten entertaining videos about Max/MSP

The problem with writing this blog is that people think I am the geekiest man in the world. Fortunately, I know I'm not, because I don't know Max:
1. Scratch monkey This guy has set up a patch (using Miss Pinky) which lets him scratch his own voice, live, using real vinyl records. Does it work? Well, watch the video. You won't forget it.
2. SP-1200 Video Guy turns his classic SP-1200 sampler/drum machine into a video sequencer.
3. Jamie Liddell talking about Max Uniquely, he's using it to make music with both a beat and a tune
4. Sexy Lemur+Max drum sequencer patch When big Mac screens all go multi-touch, we'll all be able to do this...
5. Gamepad-controlled breakcore Just a little bit like Jones in Nathan Barley.
6. Controlling sound using RFID tags Well, yes, that works...
7. Dude with saxophone and twitchy arm Again, does this sound familiar? (Thanks, Steven)
8. Guitar Zeros Nice profile of the band who use Guitar Hero 2 controllers and Max to play live (Contains the excellent phrase "I tweaked out really hard") Here's how to do it yourself.
9. Printball Not actually music, but it uses Max to control a robotic paintball gun which works as a big, slow, noisy, cool injet printer.
10. Paris Hilton Remixed Not her album, but her more famous pr0n video remixed with Max (video pretty much SFW, but turn down your speakers. You've done that already, right?)
Alternatively, for snark-free videos Cycling 74 have a big collection.

All is very cool, but it makes me wonder where's the music.
you have to write up an outline, draw a flow chart, sketch some equations and compile all the code first
Do you mean where is the music outside of the hip hop/pop/breakcore/freestyle jazz/rock music featured in these videos?

Its pretty easy to shrug off max as something of a distraction, but to the people who actually take the time to learn it (though I'm not saying you have to!) , they find that it opens new musical doors on a constant basis.

I'm not saying I necessarily like all the music featured in these videos, but I'm pretty tired of people trying to put down max/msp just because they can't get around the learning curve. Like any instrument, Max/msp does take time, but it allows the user a freedom of expression that is not available with most music software.

There is definitely a lot of very good, interesting music being made with max/msp (and other tools).

Besides, these videos are certainly a lot more interesting than the million "how to make beatz in fruity l00pz" videos that are on youtube.
"I scratch what I say as I'm sayin' it."

Really like the idea of the scratch monkey and the guy presenting it adds some extra points. It's plain simple, yet such a thought never crossed my mind before.
Yeah, when describing Jamie Lidell, I would have said "One man Soul tornado", but his shows are amazing. He does things in a really unique way, but instead of being obtuse or inaccessible, it makes you rock out.
lolol. gabe (scratch monkey)'s an acquaintance/colleague/matey of mine, nice to see that old video getting some youtube action. there haven't been many chances for the powers of 10 to flex his throaty scratch skills, though he's a thoroughly pleasant rapper to observe. there's more powers action available here: http://www.myspace.com/djsfromouterspace
All these trees are very cool, but it makes me wonder where's the forest.
Nothing really different here than running through a pile of guitar effects pedals.

When you have to go on and on about the tools, process, and concept behind these "pieces" then you've got the emperor's clothes.

Jamie Lidell is great.
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