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Art + Music + Technology

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Feb 17, 2019

During a recent Cycling '74 retreat, I was helping out with some sticky support issues - and I ran across a really cool thing. A guy with a Gen issue was asking about some deep details - and was talking about sharing the info on his blog. I checked out his blog, and my eyes popped out: it was amazing. I had to know more, and that led me to discussions with Martin Russ.

Once I saw the name, I knew who I was talking with. The author of the book "Sound Synthesis and Sampling", a column-jockey for Sound on Sound magazine and an adept Max for Live programmer, I was excited to learn more. And so, this podcast!

Martin does something that few people do: he shows his patches. Not only does he show them, but he describes them in detail, and talks about his thinking while he was digging into the details. This is the kind of introspection you don't often see in Max programmers, and I found his blog ( to be a great location for interesting details on MFL programming.

It turns out that Martin has a long history of electronics, writing, music, synthesis and coding. When you listen to the podcast, you'll be a little floored at his background. It's also interesting to hear about his perspectives on the current state of gear, and what he thinks is the most exciting thing in the audio universe (it might surprise you...).

Enjoy the chat, check out his writing and his Max for Live devices (available on and learn a bunch more about Martin. Cheers!