CAC Atelier 06 | Visual Programming Language Max/MSP and Synthesizer Basics



11:00 – 17:00

Workshop Leader:
WANG Changcun (AYRTBH)

Chronus Art Center

Admission Fee
Workshop 200 RMB
CAC Membership 120 RMB
Student 100 RMB

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*Only 20 seats available, please R.S.V.P.



Max/MSP is a visual programing language for creative audio and media practices. Its connectivity and adaptability allow the software to be widely applied to creative recording, media performance and art installation. The versatile and agile program allows users to connect several building-blocks that will act as a unified program and provides a development environment for creative experiments.

In the workshop, musician WANG Changcun (AYRTBH) will start by introducing the graphical programming environment and programming basics of MAX and then explain the related theory and basic applications of the software and electronic synthesizers. Wang will then work with the workshop participants to build a mono synthesizer with Max/MSP. By the end of the workshop, attendees will complete a collaborative synthesizer performance with the Open Sound Control via LAN (Local Area Network).


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11:00 – 13:40

Brief introduction of Max’s graphical media programming environment

The programming basics of MAX

MSP sound synthesizing basics

12:40 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Electronic synthesizer basics:

14:30 – 16:30

Apply MAX/MSP to build a mono synthesizer
Learn more about OSC (Open Sound Control)*
*OSC is a protocol for communication among computers, sound synthesizers and other multimedia devices that is optimized for modern networking technology.

16:30 – 17:00

Introduce “Sequencer Electronics”

Collaborative synthesizer performance with OSC through LAN


System Requirements and Resources Provided

This workshop is devised for the participants with no prior knowledge of Max/MSP.

Please bring your own laptop (with MacOS in recommended) and with Max or Max free trial version ( installed before the workshop.

Attendees who require assistance with software installation should arrive 20 minutes early.

Participants will be provided with a bottle of free coffee from SAY COFFEE COLD BREW.



About Workshop Leader

WANG Changcun (AYRTBH) works on electronic music, computer music, software and internet art.

Sequencer Electronics is a sound software label established by Gooooose (HAN Han) and AYRTBH, as well as the name of their music group that produces electronic music improvisation with their own software.



About <CAC_Atelier>

CAC Atelier will be a monthly series of workshops to introduce the basics of media creation technology to participants of all ages with no prior experience. It will cover programming, web design, music production, video-game development, and even gadget exploration. CAC Atelier will not only offer cutting edge technological knowledge to curious participants, but it will also offer a hands-on and innovative experience.




感谢“SAY COFFEE 冷萃咖啡”的慷慨支持


Free cold brew will be provided during the event to spark intelligence and energy.
Special thanks to SAY COFFEE COLD BREW for its generosity.