From Cycling '74:
Max gives you the parts to make your own music, sound, video, and interactive media applications. Simply add objects to a visual canvas and connect them together to make noise, experiment, and play. Features include visual programming, audio and music, video with jitter, 3D graphics, physical computing, and show control. Generate stunning graphics with hardware accelerated 3D drawing, physics, animation, and 3D models. Connect sensors and electronics to Max to create interactive and responsive media. Quickly develop your own adaptable solutions for integrating music, controllers, lighting, and visuals.