Splatterbox - On-demand



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Level: Intermediate

MaxMSP allows us to go far beyond the stompbox looper. In this workshop, discover how working with simple looping  combinations can add up to a rich and layered soundscape. The beauty then lies in the retrospective operations we can apply to the loops with this patch for a very personal and unique outcome.

Session Learning Outcomes

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

  • Build a custom loop station

  • Explore post processing and loop manipulations for unique soundscapes and performances

  • Build loops and samples in real time

Session Study Topics

  • [Groove ~] many attributes to create contrasting loops and to avoid audio pops

  • [Waveform] and [jsui] objects to control and manipulate samples

  • [timer] to control recording durations and targets


  • A computer and internet connection

  • A web cam and mic

  • A Zoom account

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

About the workshop leader 

James Wilkie holds a Bmus in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music and an MMus in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths. This grounding continues to offer James a strong combination of concept and craft.

Storytelling lives at the heart of James’ work as he works with space and the imagination in sound through the creation of ambient A/V compositions, text, and live performances exploring the impact of technology on the imagination and community.