Max for Live FAQ

  • Live Versions: 8.2.2 - 10
  • Operating System: All

What is Max for Live? What can I do with it?

Max for Live is a visual programming environment that allows users to build instruments and effects for use within Ableton Live. To learn more, see our dedicated page about Max for Live.

What products do I need in order to use Max for Live?

Max for Live is included by default in Live Suite and can be purchased as an additional add-on for Live Standard.

For Live 10 and 9 Standard, Max for Live can be purchased as an add-on.

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

Max for Live and the standalone version of Max are two different products and require their own serial. Detailed information is provided in our Knowledge Base article.  

I already own Max/MSP. Do I get any discount on Max for Live?

If you already own Max 5, 6, 7 or 8 Max for Live is available for a discounted price. Please refer to the Ableton webshop for further details.

You found no answer to your question?

Feel free to check out all our Max for Live articles.

Here you will find access to the dedicated Max for Live forum.

Further reading

Max 8
Buying Max for Live
Recommended Max versions