Advanced Topics in Max will be dedicated to spectral processing. We will examine how FFT analysis is implemented in Max and the format of the data it produces. We will then explore techniques for using this data to perform such operations as filtering, pitch shifting, frequency shifting, filtering by amplitude (noise reduction,  amplitude equalization), spectral compression/expansion, time smearing, frequency blurring, bin shifting, spectral delay, phase distortion, cross synthesis (various methods) and phase vocoding (for time stretching and freezing). We will concentrate on fully understanding these techniques and on implementing them in such a way as to render them musically compelling and practically useful. The course is open to all experienced Max users.
Method.  The sessions will combine lecture-demonsration-explanation with collective, hands-on, practical instrument building. We will spend a lot of time making patches together, so you should come away with a fair amount of concrete practical experience.
     You will need to bring a computer with Max7 installed, a set of headphones, and a portable Midi controller (if you have one). (There will be some headphones and controllers available for those who need them.)
     Courses will probably be taught in English, but might alternatively be taught in French (or Italian!), depending on the students’ preferences.
 9-14 August 2016 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Deadline for enrollment:  11 July 2016
Maximum number of students: 10
Fee: 350€
Location : Grenier d’Orphée, Ohain, Belgium (close to Brussels)
“Max is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your individual ideas and dreams.”