Via our forums, April 22 is the magic release date for Max 5:

Max 5 release date [Create Digital Noise]

And if you’re lucky enough to be near Bellingham, Washington this week, you’ve got pretty good odds on winning the upgrade, plus a 100% chance of checking out some cool stuff. Atomic Afro, CDM regular and maestro of affordable Windows software, will be there.

Max 5 has been a long time coming, and it’s exciting to see the direction the software is taking.

In other news: the site is down possibly not down. So, we’ve learned the entire CDM readership was just sitting at their computers, waiting for the moment that the date got announced. Erm, that or it’s an unrelated bug, but I like the mental image.

As a result, we can’t look at videos of Max 5. We can look at the Monome, however, which runs on Max. What’s Max 5 like? It’s totally like Brian and Kelli’s cat. Just watch the cat. Max is like that now. Softer, more independent. Feline. Four-legged.

Site is back up, so you can check out the sample videos. Thanks, 7oi!

  • dead_red_eyes

    I wonder if they finally redesigned the GUI, and if there will be some sort of announcement on their partnership with Ableton.

  • 7oi

    tuesday tuesday tuesday tuesday!!!!

    yeah, they redisigned it all right. rounded corners on the boxes and all. and a zoom option. they have a video that's been up for some time.

    GO TUESDAY!!!!

  • 7oi


    Here are videos…

    …and here!

    I hope they implemented functions like the max toolbox has. Love being able to connect more things with a press of a button.

  • dead_red_eyes

    Looks like is now back!

  • rob dekoch

    Today is the day but there's no mention of 5 being available on the c75 site.

  • Remember, C74 is on West Coast time. I'll give them until 3AM NYC time… 🙂

  • onyxashanti


  • tiny

    still waiting.. oh well if it´s going to be for the "next 20 years" or so maybe I just might be able to wait til tomorrow..

  • onyxashanti

    FINALLY…Downloading now before everyone else realizes and crashes the server.