Mac Compatibility with Live

  • Live Versions: 10, 11
  • Operating System: macOS

Apple Silicon Compatibility

As of Live 11.1, the Universal Build of Live runs natively on Apple Silicon computers and Intel-CPU Macs. This includes all Apple Silicon chips: M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2

Previous releases of Live 11 are compatible with Apple Silicon computers via Rosetta

Live 10.1.42 is compatible with Apple Silicon computers via Rosetta.

macOS Compatibility

Live 11

Live Universal build:

  • Apple Intel: macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 12 Monterey
  • Apple Silicon: macOS 11.6.6 Big Sur through macOS 12 Monterey

Live Intel build:

  • Apple Intel: macOS 10.13 High Sierra only

Live 10

Live 10.1.42 is compatible with macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS 12 Monterey

Note: Before updating to a new macOS (e.g. from macOS 11 Big Sur to macOS 12 Monterey), make sure your version of Live, as well as all plug-ins, hardware drivers, and other applications are officially supported on the new OS. If not, we recommend waiting until updates are released. 

The latest security updates for your current macOS version (e.g. an update from macOS 12.0 to macOS 12.4) should always be installed when released, as these provide important fixes and do not introduce compatibility issues.

Backup all important data before updating your OS, Live, or any other software. We recommend waiting to update to a new macOS until completing all critical projects.

Read the system requirements for Live 1-9.

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