MacOS Compatibility

  • Live Versions: Live 10, 9, 8
  • Operating System: Mac 10.7-10.13

Important: When updating to any new Operating System, please make sure that all of your third party plug-ins, hardware drivers and other software programs are officially supported on that OS. There's always a risk that a new OS could introduce unforeseen problems or incompatibilities. Make backups of any important data before upgrading your operating system. If you are working on any time-critical projects, we recommend staying with your current OS for the time being. If you upgrade and experience any problems, please contact Ableton support.

macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" Compatibility

macOS 10.12 "Sierra" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is fully compatible (find out more about our Live 10 Beta program here)
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live 9 (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)

OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is fully compatible (find out more about our Live 10 Beta program here)
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live 9 (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)

OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is not supported on versions of MacOS earlier than 10.11
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live 9 (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)
  • Known Issues: Certain 32-bit VST plug-ins that make use of outdated versions of the JUCE framework seem to have drawing problems with the plug-in GUI. The symptoms are: completely empty plug-in windows, misaligned UI elements, not being able to close the plug-in window. If you experience such issues, we recommend using the 64-bit versions of these plug-ins, if available, and contacting the plug-in developer for additional information. Users encountering errors while exporting audio/video may be using a Live zoom setting other than 100%. If you experience such errors, please reset the zoom to 100% to complete the export. 

OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is not supported on versions of MacOS earlier than 10.11
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live 9 (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)

OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is not supported on versions of MacOS earlier than 10.11
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)

OS X 10.7 "Lion" Compatibility

  • Live 10: Live 10 is not supported on versions of MacOS earlier than 10.11
  • Live 9: The latest version of Live (download from your User Account)
  • Max for Live: The latest version of Max for Live (download from your User Account)

Further Reading

Important: When updating to any new Operating System, please make sure that all of your third party plug-ins, hardware drivers and other software programs are officially supported on that OS. There's always a risk that a new OS could introduce unforeseen problems or incompatibilities. Make backups of any important data before upgrading your operating system. If you are working on any time-critical projects, we recommend staying with your current OS for the time being. If you upgrade and experience any problems, please contact Ableton support.