arduino communicating with max [fsr]


Firstly any help much appreciated as a am fairly new to all this!

I'm trying to do a couple of things. I have managed to get the arduino using the 'dimmer' code hooked up with an FSR, and have looked into maxuino and activated the LEDs etc [fairly straight forward] but not sure how to get the 'dimmer' code for the LEDs without loading it onto the board whilst using maxuino.

Also, is there a way of using a FSR to activate an audio file in Max without uploading the code to the board for the FSR to be enabled?

Any input much appreciate!

Thanks in advance!