FIRE SCENE AT SET TIME – Software Plugin
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FIRE SCENE AT SET TIME – Software Plugin / Max for Live Plugin (Software)

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Berlin, Germany
March 18, 2013

The Max for Live plugin FIRE SCENE AT SET TIME is a simple timer plugin. It enables you to program specific times at which scenes in Ableton Live are triggered. This is especially useful when scenes at intervals of a few hours should start automatically. Below you will find an example that illustrates our approach in the context of a generative sound installation.


Software Design and Development

Product Name

Max for Live plugin FIRE SCENE AT SET TIME

System Requirements

Ableton Live 8 or 9; Max for Live 5 or later
About Max for Live + Max/MSP

MaxForLive is a tool kit, based on Max/MSP, for building new devices for Ableton Live. Max/Msp is a visual programming language for music and multimedia developed and maintained by San Francisco-based software company Cycling ’74. During its 20-year history, it has been widely used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists for creating innovative recordings, performances, and installations.

Product website: Ableton Live / Max for Live
Product website: Cycling`74 / Max for Live


Medium: Free Software Download (Please note: there’s no “boxed version” of this plugin)


You can download the free software here:
Download Link for Ableton Live 8
Download Link for Ableton Live 9


Please note to be able to use this plugin, you need Ableton Live and Max for Live pre-installed. Simply install the whole folder into the „Max Audio Effects“ folder. You can find your „Max Audio Effects“ folder here:
Ableton/Library/Presets/Audio Effects/Max Audio Effects/

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Example of use

For the LINDE Group, we developed and designed a few generative sound installations in the context of their Management Conference 2012 in Shanghai. Therefore, we have developed a generative system with the help of Ableton Live and Max for Live. It’s described as “generative” in that the system produces an ever-changing collage of sounds and music (you could also think of it in terms of modular components). Within a set of parameters, the computer composes ever-changing materials. We also used our timer plugin FIRE SCENE AT TIME SET, which triggers the corresponding scenes automatically depending on the time of day.

Generative Sound Installations + Sonic Staging for Linde Group