Software is a big part of my creative work. On this page you can find many of the software systems I’ve created using Max. All of the software on this page is free to download and use (without needing to own a license of Max).

cutglovesmallCut Glove is a live sampling and performance instrument built using Max. It was programmed around the Xbox 360 controller and contains mappings based on video game mechanisms and metaphors. Additionally, the patch has MIDI learn functionality built in, so every parameter can be mapped to any MIDI controller.

Click here to find out more about it (and to download the patch)







karma_smallerkarma~ is a looper/sampler external for Max. It is a dynamic length, varispeed looper with some complex features that are explained in detail in the accompanying help file.

Click here to find out more about it (and to download the external)





party1.0The Party Van is my first big Max/MSP patch and my first app for the monome. It’s a live sampler with lots of sample slicing, granularization, and other tidbits.

Click here to find out more about it (and to download the patch)




C-C-Combine is a corpus-based audio mosiacing application based on concatenative synthesis. It is built specifically to use in real-time with incoming audio able to be remapped onto anything else. (Make your guitar sound like a swarm of bees…if you please).

Click here to find out more about it and it (and to download the patch)


The Monolase is my second standalone monome app. It’s also incorporated as a “Page” in the next big update to The Party Van. But what is it?

It’s an 8-bit modulated delay/sampler based on the ciat-lonbarde Cocolase (which I own and love). It’s primarily built for using with a monome, but the matrix for controlling the patching is there once you go into edit mode.

Click here to see a video of it.

Click here to download the patch/instructions.


The Chocolate Grinder is a software emulation of a skipping/glitchy CD player.
You can record (or drop a waveform) into a buffer and then define a playback/glitch window.

It uses authentic skip/glitch samples at every jump point along with weighted randomness of sample choice to emulate several makes/eras of CD players.

The seek/fastforward is also faithfully recreated.

Requires Alex Harker externals.

Click here to find out more about it and to see a video of it in action.

Click here to download the patch.



Rodrigo Constanzo
-makes music and art
-lives in Porto/Manchester
-is a crazy person

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