Cycling 74's Max is an object oriented programming language for all kinds of sonic and musical applications. It's just been given an update with over 20 new objects added - some demonstrated in the video above (some lovely sounds in here!). In addition to the new objects the following features have also been included:
Large Audio File Support
Max 8.3 now takes full advantage of 64-bit file sizes and is no longer limited to 2GB audio files. This means you can play back and record longer and/or higher channel-count sound files.
Scheduler < > Audio Improvements
Max 8.3 improves the time-accuracy of objects like sig~ and click~ that cross between audio signals and Max events. In addition to sig~ and click~, snapshot~, edge~, peakamp~, and subdiv~ now output events more accurately in time with audio.
Attrui Preset Support
We use attrui constantly in our patches for its convenience, but the lack of preset or pattr support meant that it was only a temporary UI solution. With 8.3, you don't have to rebuild your patches with other UI objects when you want state management for object attributes. This is a big workflow improvement for Jitter patching in particular.
Enriched MC Generators
Max 8.3 brings new ways to generate values across MC signals. This includes some random generators "randomrange" and "decide" (places a 1 or 0 value in each channel), as well as the introduction of easing functions and new utility objects.
Find out more on the Cycling 74 website: https://cycling74.com/products/new-in-max
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Oh and NAMM too
String orchestra + classic synths = joy