Installing Max for Live separately

  • Live Versions: 9-10
  • Operating System: All

With Live 10, Max for Live is bundled with your Live installation. Once you've installed Live, Max for Live is ready to use. However if you want to install a separate Max application this is also possible (10.0.6 and later).

Note: In Live 9 there's no option to use a bundled version, you have to install Max separately.

1. Installing Max for Live

  • Download the latest version of Max 8 directly from the Cycling 74 website.
  • Unzip the downloaded file, launch the Max installer and follow the instructions to install Max on your computer.

Note: If using Live 9, we recommend installing Max 7 instead. This can be downloaded from Cycling 74.

2. Choose the Max application in Live's Preferences

  • Open Live's Preferences → File Folder → Max Application.
  • Click "Browse" and locate the standalone version of Max.