Exploring MC ~ in Max 8 - On demand



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Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Cycling 74’s Max/MSP offers a vast playground of programming opportunities to create your own audio effects. In this workshop you will build your own audio effects that utilizes multi-channel (mc~) for complex audio processes. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring the mc~ environment.

Session Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Explore the basic concepts of mc~ and how we can apply them to signal processing via delay lines

  • Build multi-tap delay/resonator/reverb FX using various mc~ objects 

  • Deploy feedback processing using filters such as mc.lores~ and mc.svf~

  • Apply UI elements to gain access to the various mc~ processes

  • Applying modulation sources such as mc.cycle~ to create a polyphonic/multi-voice chorus effect.

Session Study Topics

  • mc concepts and mc.tapin~ and mc.tapout~
  • Building FX via mc~ objects
  • UI objects and the mc~ messaging system.
  • mc~ modulation sources


  • A computer and internet connection

  • A good working knowledge of computer systems

  • An basic awareness of audio processing

  • Good familiarity with MSP

  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license) or Live Suite (M4L)

About the workshop leader

Ned Rush aka Duncan Wilson is a musician, producer and performer. He's most likely known best for his YouTube channel, which features a rich and vast quantity of videos including tutorials, software development, visual art, sound design, internet comedy, and of course music.