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