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Mira Controller for Max is for users of Max 6 by Cycling ‘74 only. Mira requires OS X 10.6 or higher, or Windows 7/8. It also requires Max version 6.1.4 or higher.
Mira is the easiest way to control a Max application from an iPad. Launch Mira and it will automatically connect to Max and display the part of your patch you want to control remotely. When you change a button or slider on the iPad, the corresponding Max object changes, with zero setup or network configuration. It is truly a mirror of your Max patch.
Mira controls any number of Max patches on any number of computers. You can also use multiple copies of Mira to control a single patch.
There are no OSC messages to wrangle, and everything you do in Max is immediately reflected in Mira.
Check out cycling74.com/mira for videos, examples, and more.
+ Automatically control any number of patches from your device
+ Use mira.frame objects to define viewable regions in your patch. Each frame shows up as a tab in Mira.
+ Support the majority of standard Max UI objects, with more to come.
+ New mira.multitouch object allows for gestural control
+ New mira.motion object sends accelerometer data from your device
+ Multiple instances of Mira can control a single patch for collaborative performance
+ Works over WiFi or an ad-hoc network
We wanted to make it easier to connect your iPad to Max, so you could focus on the important part - using your patch! Mira handles all networking details so you can start controlling your Max patches in two easy steps. First, place a mira.frame object in your patch -- this represents the screen of the iPad. Then, drop UI objects onto the frame, and they instantly appear on your device, ready to use.
Each mira.frame you add in Max creates a new tabbed view in Mira, so you can organize the control of your patch into multiple pages.
What's New in Version 1.1.7
- Faster patch loading time and increased stability.
- Upgrades for 7.1
- App icon fixed for iOS 5.1
More Object Support?
This is a lovely application, but (for the price) there needs to be continued and more frequent development updates and additional object support.
Love it....so much easier than using Lemur
If you're a Max user, then Mira is a no-brainer for remote touch surface control. I've been a long time Lemur user (and Lemur is still the best if you are using other apps but it is just orders of magnitude easier to create a "surface view" inside a Max patcher and then just throw a mira.frame over it for instant iPad gratification than to create a layout with the lemur editors synchronize it and then build all the OSC stuff that you need to communicate with it, even more if you need bidirectional control.
I particularly love that adjusting the size of the mira.frame controls the "magnification" of he actual view and that multiple mira.frame objects give you multiple tabs.