I’d like to present something I’ve been working on lately. Upshot is a Max package (comprised of audio effects, event generators, trackers, sequencers, instruments and many other tools and utilities) which provides a flexible environment for building generative and live electronics performance patches.
Upshot started out as an attempt to make another app of mine, Ultomaton, more flexible, especially in regard to multiplying effect modules and multi-channel in/out. When I started isolating these effects, I couldn’t stop adding more ‘modules’ to the list. For now, the counter is at 60 … All patchers in Upshot are things that I wrote and gathered throughout the years. Some patches need another package to be installed (f.i. blob tracking needs cv.jit).
Here’s a little introduction video:
Upshot is now available in the Max Package Manager! The package includes 100+ modules. Thanks to the wonderful people at Cycling '74 for making this possible!
I will keep on developing this package. For the people who want to follow this: Github.
what kind of communication standard are you using ? are these compatible with BEAP ?
in general the patchers expect and output values between 0 and 127, which you could easily scale to work with BEAP, Vizzie or other packages. Hover your cursor over the in- and outlets of the modules to see what value it expects/outputs …
Upshot was created with Max 8. I don’t know about backward compatibility. After installation, you should be able to get to the modules by right-clicking in a patcher, then go to ‘paste from’, then go to ‘upshot suite’.
There are some examples in the package. Help files will arrive asap
in Max, nodes is an object which allows for calculating the distance from a ball to the node centers in a 2D space. I guess the interface is similar but in Upshot, us.nodes only provides numbers, no audio.
Upshot is now available in the Max Package Manager! The package includes 100+ modules, ranging from audio effects to trackers, from sequencers to generators, etc. Thanks to the wonderful people at Cycling '74 for making this possible!