Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Reminder 1.2
Author: 11olsen  
Description: Set time interval and text of a reminder message.
A window will pop up in the center of your screen. After closing it, the timer restarts. O.
 

Device Details

Downloads: 500
Tags utility, other
Live Version Used: 9.5
Max Version Used: 7.1.0
Date Added: Feb 01 2013 14:03:54
Date Last Updated: Jan 21 2016 15:09:11
Average Rating (5) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
URL (optional): http://www.11olsen.de/code/max4live-devices/reminder
License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: Reminder_1.2.amxd
 


Comments

Hey, I love this device for reminding me to switch tasks (to keep from getting stuck in a sound design > EQ > arrangement loop). I'd like to change the default message and timer value so that whenever I save this object in my production template, it always loads up with the message "Time to switch tasks!" every 25 minutes. I've been digging around inside the Max device for a while, but can't seem to find where those default values are stored, so I can change them. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks!

i'll take a look.

I think I may have figured out a workaround. I can change the values, and then just save the device as a new Max4Live device with a different name in my library, and just load that version instead. It would of course be cool to have the ability to change the default message and timing built into the device, but if it looks like too much of a hassle to implement, I'm content with the workaround method. Thanks for the prompt reply!

Windows or Mac? The device is build to save any changed interval or message as default and should use that the next time it is loaded. that seems not to be working for you.

I'm on a Mac-based system running legit Live 9.1.2 64-bit with Max4Live 6.1.6.

Sometimes, it seems to save the settings as I left them, and other times, it reverts. I can't seem to make heads or tails of it. There's a little "Reminder.settings" file that gets put in the same directory with the imported plugin, and when I open that in an ASCII editor, I see that the changes I've made are present in the file... But for some strange reason, the default settings keep popping back up to taunt me every so often when I open the project containing the device from an empty Live session.

Do you think it could have something to do with the location where I store my Max4Live devices?

I'm doing an overhaul of the device.
And it will be tested on mac osx. I think tomorrow you can download. Thanks for reporting.

Awesome! I'm looking forward to checking it out!

Quick question for ya: I design free Ableton Live production templates specifically for my students to help them quickly overcome the overwhelming inertia of having to start a project with a totally blank slate, and to help them get into the good habits that make producing tracks a lot easier -- Would you be all right with me including your device in one of the more advanced level templates I give my students (giving you credit in the plugin itself and in the lesson material, of course)? Just since I started using it in my own template, I've seen a drastic increase in session productivity because it keeps me from getting stuck in loops, and I'd love to pass that helpful tool and technique along!

Cheers! :-)

UPDATED!
Of course, use it wherever you want. I have been thinking about a device that analyses what the user is doing in Live and starts to give productivity tips but i'm a bit afraid of the complexity of such a device. maybe someday ;)

I tested it on windows and mac osx but if you still notice abnormalities don't hesitate to contact me.


regards, O.

This version is awesome! Thanks for taking the time to make these improvements!

very good idea, thank you !!

the clock on the left doesn't display properly, because of max 7 maybe ?

thanks for the hint. that is easy to update.

cool, cheers!

device now ready for max 7...

Haha 5star, so damn useful (!!!)

Thank you !

must have !!! cheers bro ))

Hello again, @11olsen! I love the new updates!
Just wanted to make sure I still have your permission to include this device in a special "Ableton Live Suite Only" edition of my production template, which I intend to release sometime in the next month or two. Hope you're doing well!

Hi, of course, you still have the permission.
cheers
O.

This is great, thank you so much! Would it be possible to have a mappable knob to reset/restart the timer?

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