Just a quick blog post on a Max for Live patch I had been working on which I have provided a free download of, the video of the patch is below , music is by very talented Ilkae-(track titled “KK”) be sure to check his music out.
This patch was inspired by Masato Tsutsui who would be one of my favourite programmers/digital artists. By following his two tutorials which are linked at the end of the post , I was able to use the feed from my webcam as a texture, which was then made audio reactive in Ableton Live 9.6.
I advise you to watch both of his tutorials because he explains on how to use a webcam feed as a texture better than I can even though his tutorials are in Japanese ! .
After completing his two tutorials , I decided to continue on and make the patch both audio reactive and to be able to work in Ableton live as a Max for Live patch.
I have covered how to create a basic audio reactive Max for Live patch here and here, this same method is used to make the relevant shape audio reactive.
I have included the Max for Live patch as a free download .
The patch will be in presentation mode , to view patching mode press the yellow button as displayed in the image below. By pressing cmd+E you will unlock the patch.
I have commented the patch to try help explain some parts of it , if you have any questions feel free to ask , thank you for reading this post.
To install the patch
- Open up Ableton Live
- Select the Master Channel
- Drag and drop the .amxd file into the effects
- Drag in a track into any audio channel
- Press the toggle to start the patch and select open to start the webcam
- Play an audio file and view the screen (esc will put the screen into fullscreen mode)