Max/MSP is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Pure Data, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Max/MSP and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Max/MSP are VCV Rack (Free, Open Source), SuperCollider (Free, Open Source), Fugio (Free, Open Source) and Cabbage Studio (Free, Open Source).
Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.
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Pure Data vs Max/MSP opinions
Almost everyone thinks Pure Data is a great alternative to Max/MSP.
VCV Rack is a modular synthesizer inspired by Eurorack systems. It acts a host for virtual modules which perform various audio processes. E.G. oscillators, filters, envelope generators, sequencers and more that can be connected freely in almost limitless combinations.
A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music. SuperCollider was created in 1996 by James McCartney, Since version 3 it is released as free software.
Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation. In Orca, each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.
HISE is a cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments. It emphasizes on sampling, but includes some basic synthesis features for making hybrid instruments as well as audio effects.