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A look back at some items in our archives.



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Downloads for Max/MSP/Jitter including the MMJ Depot

Most users will want to download the Everything package for their platform. This package must be extracted and its location added to the MaxMSP search path. It is also possible to download individual items, however these are all contained in the Everything package.

All downloads are Copyright 1996- by their respective authors. All rights reserved. Most objects will report copyright and version information in response to the 'version' message on the first inlet.

Older Versions:
We no longer release objects in the CFM binary format for versions of MaxMSP prior to 4.5. The last package created of CFM objects can be obtained here. Objects for Mac OS9 are found here.

We are no longer supporting the Max 4 file format in the CNMAT MMJ Depot. The last Max 4 release can be found here (version 1.56).



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People involved at CNMAT are from a wide range of disciplines and are drawn together by their common interest in exploring the world of music. The principals are specialists in musical composition, musical psychoacoustics and computer science.

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CNMAT Research Themes

- Protocol and encoding development including Open Sound Control (OSC) and the Sound Description Interchange Format (SDIF)
- New sensor technologies and interface modalities: sensor fusion, integration.
- New sense-enabled media: conductive/resistive fibre, malleable media.
- eTextile, conductive paper and other materials for the New Lutherie

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CNMAT Controller Library

The CNMAT Controller Library is a diverse collection of gesture controllers representative of the last 100 years of devices used for musical control.

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CNMAT is a part of the music department at the University of California at Berkeley. The University provides our three story building on beautiful grounds overlooking the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco bay. Professors from the University run the center and lead the teaching efforts here. The University has also been generous in providing funding for a small number of staff while the center works on developing an endowment.

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Selected Research Publications from CNMAT from 1989 to the Present

Areas of Research include:


Cenzontle (Mockingbird)

Roberto Morales, Cenzontle

Skilled improvisers are able to shape in real time a music discourse by continuously modulating pitch, rhythm, tempo and loudness to communicate high-level information such as musical structures and emotion.


Melt me so with thy delicious numbers

Melt me so with thy delicious numbers (duration 5-8') is written for solo cello, or solo violin, or solo viola with live interactive computer accompanist. The project was started in 2002, and as with all computer based music it is in continual revision.



Playback, (seven evening-length performances), Agora Festival, IRCAM, Paris, June 7-13, 1999
Playback, IRCAM production, Lausanne, Switzerland, September
Playback, IRCAM production, Metz, France, March, 2000

Année de composition : 1999
Durée : 90 mn
Information sur la création

Commande : SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques - Action culturelle) et Ircam


Domus Aurea

Domus Aurea for vibraphone and piano was commissioned by Daniel Ciampolini, at the time, of the the Ensemble Intercontemporain. The piece was premiered in 2001 at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris with the "Soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain."


Multiplication Virtuelle

Multiplication Virtuelle, composed by Mei-Fang Lin, is a musical work
written for solo percussionist performing on a wide array of pitched
and non-pitched acoustic instruments. Audio signals taken from
microphones placed in close proximity to each instrument are used to
control a real-time computer-based electro-acoustic component. The