Using Max with Hardware

If a piece of hardware can communicate with something, odds are, it can communicate with Max. Some hardware devices communicate via existing protocols like MIDI or OSC, or some just send and receive raw serial data. Many devices are supported by dedicated third party external objects, so if you don't find your answer here, you might have to bring your search to google.

Online Tutorials

See Also

Name Description
Max Comm Tutorial 1: Human-Interface Devices Max Comm Tutorial 1: Human-Interface Devices
Max Comm Tutorial 2: Serial Communication Max Comm Tutorial 2: Serial Communication
Max Comm Tutorial 3: UDP Networking Max Comm Tutorial 3: UDP Networking
Max Comm Tutorial 1: Human-Interface Devices Max Comm Tutorial 1: Human-Interface Devices
Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI
hi Human Interface (gaming) device input
key Report keyboard presses
keyup Report key information on release
serial Send and receive from a serial port
udpreceive Receive messages over a network
udpsend Send messages over a network
vdp Control a videodisk player through a serial port