Installation

Installing and running MSDP is quick and easy.

Installing the application on Windows

From the download page, navigate to the Windows download section and click the download link.

Once the file has downloaded, navigate to the folder that contains the files and double click “Install_MSDP_2.X.X.exe” to run the installer.

Navigate through the installation instructions.

At the end of the installation process, you’ll be offered the option of running MSDP. Toggle this option to finish the installation process and to run MSDP for the first time!

Installing the application on MacOS

From the download page, navigate to the MacOS download section and click the download link.

Once the file has downloaded, navigate to the folder that contains the files and double click “Install_MSDP_2.X.X.dmg” to run the installer.

When prompted to in the installer, click and drag the MSDP icon to the Applications folder. This will copy the application onto your hard drive.

At the end of the installation process, you’ll be able to navigate to your applications folder, where MSDP will now exist. Double click to run the application.

Running the source code (in Max)

From the download page, navigate to the source code download section and click the download link to acquire the most recent stable release.

Once the file has downloaded, navigate to the folder that contains the files and double click “MSDP source code.zip” to extract the contents of the zipped folder. All of the contents included in the folder needs to stay together in order for the application to properly build it’s search paths, so make sure to leave everything in it’s place.

Before running MSDP, we recommend installing the included Google fonts. the Fonts folder, at the top level of the source-code download includes all of the Lato and Roboto fonts used in the application. Open the folder double click the files to install the fonts to your system.

To run the source code, navigate to the extracted folder and double click the “_MSDP.maxpat” file. After a very brief load, the Developer Console patch will open. To run the platform in application mode, click on the “Launch and Run MSDP” button at the top of the console. If you’d like to explore the program, leave the console open and navigate to any of the files in the folder path. We recommend starting with the module templates in “System-Files -> Modules -> Templates” folder