Max for Live serial number not recognized in Max standalone

  • Live Versions: 8-9
  • Operating System: All

It may happen that opening Max, clicking on "authorize" and entering a Max for Live serial number results in a Max error message that it does not recognize the number. This occurs due to the fact that these are two different products.

Max for Live gets automatically authorized when you authorize Ableton Live over Lives preferences -> Licenses / Maintenance. 

Max for Live uses Max as an editor, but it is not the same as having a license for the standalone version of Max. 

In any case, Live and Max communicate internally and you will never need to launch the Max application manually when using Max for Live.

For more information on Max for Live, please have a look on the following article.