Max, Max for Live

Real-Time Interaction

Mastering the tools for interaction in real-time makes it possible to imagine multiple interactions between machine and musicians, dancers, actors, and the audience as stage performances or installations, combining sound, visual, multimedia, and virtual reality elements in a sole environment.

Users program interactive real-time MIDI and audio applications with MaxMax for Live lets the numerous fans of Ableton’s software for electro musicians and DJs hear possibilities for live performances.

Certifications Max level 1 and Max level 2

IRCAM has implemented two certifications in Max. Taken at the end of the Max classes (Initiation or Intermediate) or on your own, these certifications assess the students’ level in Max by testing their capacity to design, implement, and use applications created with the software. 



Public: Workers in the entertainement industry in the fields of film, music, dance, theater, and artists, authors, composers of computer music, teachers who work in the domain of electroacoustic music and computer-assisted music, scientists in computer music and sound engineering.

All classes held on site at IRCAM follow preventitive hygiene practices and guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.In the event that these classes can not be held on site, they will be taught via an interactive online platform.