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, M2 Pro, and M2 Max.
To download the Silicon-native version of Live, log into your Ableton account and select “Live 11 -> Mac Universal”

Previous releases of Live 11 are compatible with Apple Silicon computers via Rosetta 2

Live 10.1.43 is compatible with Apple Silicon computers via Rosetta 2.

Note: If using VST plug-ins in Live, check the developers' published information on native Silicon support and compatibility. More information is available here:

macOS Compatibility

Live 11

Live Universal build:

  • Apple Intel: macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 13 Ventura
  • Apple Silicon: macOS 11.6.6 Big Sur through macOS 13 Ventura

Live Intel build:

  • Apple Intel: macOS 10.13 High Sierra only

Live 10

Live 10.1.43 is compatible with macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS 13 Ventura

Note: Before updating to a new macOS (e.g. from macOS 11 Big Sur to macOS 13 Ventura), 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 12.6.1 to macOS 13.0) should always be installed when released, as these provide important fixes and do not introduce compatibility issues.

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

Read the system requirements for Live 1-9.

Ableton offers these in-depth help and learning resources: