Multimodal Media Madness - Winter Semester 2004/2005

Assignment 2 - My first Sequencer
Due on Sunday, October 31, 2004 @noon


In this assignment, you will be building a sequencer in Max/MSP. A sequencer is a program that acts like a tape recorder for MIDI signals - it can record MIDI signals that it receives on its input and can play them back on its output.

Your MIDI sequencer will be able to record at least 10 notes (pitch values) and play them back in the correct order. You will be building this sequencer using basic Max/MSP objects such as int, metro, table, gate, pack or funbuf. Don't use the premade sequencing objects like seq or timeline!

You may also want to read the MAX tutorials 21 and 30.

This assignment is to be completed in groups of 2.

Some ideas for extra credit for this assignment:

  • Recording and playback of arbitrary length sequences
  • Preserving the original timing of MIDI events
  • Recording of multiple voices


Email an archive of your assignment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the due date. The subject of your email should be "M3 Assignment 2"; be sure to use this exact subject line as it will be used to filter assignment submissions for grading.

Your assignment archive should include your Max/MSP patch file. Include a short plain text README file that contains:
  • the names and email addresses of all group members
  • a short description of what your patch does
  • non-obvious things you did (if any)
  • if you did any extra credit work, be sure to tell us what you did

Be prepared to discuss your solution in the next lab.


The assignment will be graded on the following rough scale:
  • 1.0 - exceptional work that clearly went above and beyond what was given on the exercise
  • 2.0 - exercise was completed satisfactorily as per the assignment specification
  • 3.0 - exercise was completed, but has some problems
  • 4.0 - incomplete exercise
  • 5.0 - little or no effort was put into the exercise

Late assignments will be graded with a penalty of 0.5 per 24 hour period after the due date.

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