The MAX programming environment is built right in to Ableton Live. Designing your own plugins requires some pretty deep programming skills. No worries, we have some amazing courses to teach you those! However, sometimes the best way to understand how Max For Live works is to explore with plugins that already exist!
That's why this course takes you step-by-step through the factory M4L plugins. It shows you how to deploy them them into your production workflow. You learn how to operate the audio, MIDI and instrument Max plugins that are packaged with Live. We know that once you understand how they work, they’ll inspire you to think about plugins and instruments in a completely new way.
So if your want to MAXimize your tunes and MAX out your live sets without becoming a programmer, this course shows you how it’s done. And, if you’re feeling even more adventurous, be sure to check our deeper Max For Live programming courses.
Music is about exploration and pushing the boundaries. Be brave. Have no fear! Learn Max For LIve!
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ableton user wrote on April 3, 2020
solid basic review
ZackeryWalls wrote on July 16, 2015
i was totally Lost on how to use Max4Live but thanks to this course i understand Max4Live Much Better Now!!
110dB wrote on March 18, 2015
THIS COURSE OMG! Its soo AWESOME! Ableton LIVE IS AWESOME and in the Ableton the Max4Live is so crazy! Its a Creativeful Way to Producing! Thank you MPV!
110dB wrote on February 28, 2015
I Love this Course, Because he explains all together of Max4Live!! It was very Helpful for me to watching this video! Thank you MPV!
uBrak wrote on January 22, 2015
Thumps Up for this Course and the Maker of this Course!!!! This Course is very good to learn Max for Live!!!
Keith_UK wrote on November 27, 2014
Max for Live is just another incredible addition to Live's arsenal of inspirational FX...and this course is a great introduction on how to use them.
The use of the (superb) LFO's in particular are a highlight for me - both midi and audio versions - but all of the other cool devices in Max are explained here too - simply - without too much jargon.
Convolution reverb in 'split' mode !! Yes please !!! ;-)
BTW - Ignore the silly comments on here about the tutors accent being a problem - its a broad South African one with a few 'unique' pronunciations - but its not a big deal. At all.
Recommended viewing if you are new to Max for Live.
Adam wrote on June 24, 2014
Max f'Lahv! This was a great introduction to Max For Live -- as a longtime user of Live and a recent purchaser of Max, this helped get me up to speed on the kinds of things Max can do, and the wealth of devices that are included. Gary walked through many of the devices, and helped me to better prepare for further exploration, which I plan to do.
Missing Link wrote on December 8, 2013
Very informative video on Max For Live FX and instruments. Really like the section on Convolution Reverb and Convolution Reverb Pro!
Neil wrote on November 21, 2013
Excellent course!! Lots of tips and tricks about lots of the FX that can be utilized in Ableton Live!! A+
Jason wrote on November 11, 2013
I found this a pleasantly informative tutorial. The tutor speaks clearly and is easily heard, although with a most peculiar accent (I don't mean that to be insulting, rather I found the accent to be most intriguing!), but it is good to know going in that it may take a couple videos to get used to the delivery. Gary enunciates very well and this makes every detail easy to follow. The core MFL effects devices are explained and used in examples and all sections presented are relevant to the topic. Attentiveness to this course is also well maintained. This really makes one wish to open the program immediately and begin experimenting. Thanks for lots of good information, Gary. Recommended!