Cycling ’74 released OS X versions of the interactive graphical-programming environment Max, and MSP, the collection of audio signal-processing objects.
Max allows users to build programs (called “patches”) by connecting graphical objects together. Some objects perform calculations and others make up the user interface of your program. MSP adds a large set of objects that users connect together to make audio patches where signals flow from one object to the next. MAX/MSP takes advantage of Mac OS X’s Core Audio and Core MIDI, which makes the use of multiple I/O audio interfaces straightforward and renders OMS and ASIO unnecessary.
Max has a suggested retail price of $250; Max/MSP has a suggested retail price of $495. The OS X version of MAX/MSP is a free update for registered owners of Max 4 and MSP 2. For more, visit www.cycling74.com.