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Using Max with other applications

One of the great strengths of Max is its ability to "play nicely with others". Max is often used as the glue between various applications, systems or hardware in projects. The single most prominent example of this is the integration with Ableton Live. Other ways to integrate Max with applications include MIDI, building network functionality with TCP or UDP and the the rewire audio system. The maxurl object gives Max the ability to interact with website APIs, so that Max patchers can talk with the internet.

See Also

Name Description
Max For Live Max For Live
Rewire Rewire
udpsend Send messages over a network
udpreceive Receive messages over a network
mxj Execute Java in Max
rewire~ Host ReWire devices
midiout Transmit raw MIDI data
maxurl Make HTTP requests