Why does my Max for Live serial number not work when I enter it in Max?

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


When i open up Max, click on "authorize" and enter my Max for Live serial number, Max gives me an error message that it does not recognize my serial number.


In case you try to authorize the stand-alone version of Max with your Max for Live serial, you will receive an error message as these are two different products.

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

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.