- This article is about the audio format. For other "MAX" formats, see MAX.
Max is a commercial visual programming language produced by Cycling '74. It is a data-flow programming language that uses "objects" connected by wires. In the tradition of modular synthesizers, Max files are often known as "patches."
Identifying Max patch files
The extensions are .max (up to Max 4) and .maxpat (Max 5+). Max 5 patches are not backward compatible.
.maxpat files are plain-text JSON files. There doesn't seem to be any documentation for .maxpat files, but they are more or less readable.