Using a separate Max for Live installation

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Max for Live is ready to use once Live is installed. If needed, you can use a different version of Max instead of the one that comes bundled in Live.

Note: In Live 9 and earlier you have to install Max separately as there is no bundled version.

Step 1: Install Max separately

Step 2: Change the selected Max application in Live's Preferences

  • Open Live's Preferences → File Folder → Max Application
  • Click Browse, locate the standalone version of Max, then click Open
  • Restart Live


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