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Mira Controller for Max is for users of Max 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. Mac USB connectivity requires Max 7.2.4 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.

Mira Features:

+ 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, an ad-hoc network, or USB connection (Mac only)

We want to make it easier to connect your iPad to Max, so you can 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

Version 1.2.2

- Mira UI objects in subpatchers that open in presentation mode are displayed properly in Mira.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

StephanJacobs ,

Works great for my use case, hoping for an iPhone version

I use this with setlist and its kind of perfect for triggering the tracks wirelessly. Is there an iPhone version coming by any chance?


Great first release

Big time lemur user and was excited to have. A direct connection to max to simply things. Some glaring omissions such as containers and menus, but a solid first release, well worth it hd have already switched over many projects from lemur. Looking forward to future releases.

Dhjdhj ,

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.


Cycling '74
12.8 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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