Cycling ’74 Releases MAX/MSP Upgrade

Cycling '74 has released Max/MSP version 4.5, a major upgrade to its graphical programming environment for audio and media.
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Max/MSP 4.5

Cycling '74 has released Max/MSP version 4.5, a major upgrade to its graphical programming environment for audio and media.

New Features in Max/MSP include complete ReWire slave support with objects for retrieving and controlling all ReWire host information, visualization tools for audio signals, including sonogram and spectrogram displays and a new VU-style meter with adjustable ballistics, anti-aliased oscillators, a preset management system with parameter morphing and file storage in human-readable XML, sample-accurate audio signal step sequencing, real time pitch and frequency shifting objects based on intelligent audio signal analysis, mastering-quality dynamics processing with Octiv Inc. technology, scalable anti-aliased 2-D and 3-D JavaScript-driven GUI interface and more.

Max allows the user to build programs (called "patches") by connecting graphical objects together. Some objects perform calculations and others make up the user interface of the program. MSP adds a large set of objects that connect together to make audio patches where signals flow from one object to the next, and the Jitter collection of objects allows the user to create video or 3D graphics patches or work with any matrix-based data.

Max and Max/MSP 4.5 are available for both Mac OS X and Windows XP at Cycling '74 dealers worldwide. Registered Max users can upgrade to Max 4.5 for $100 ($120 after September 30) and Max/MSP users can upgrade for $149 ($179 after September 30) directly from Cycling '74. MSRP: Max 4.5, $250; Max/MSP, $495; Max/MSP/Jitter bundle, $850.

For more information, visit www.cycling74.com.