How to find out which version of Max you have installed

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

As well as regular Ableton Live updates, Max for Live users are also recommended to keep their Max version up-to-date, to maintain stability, and ensure compatibility with certain Max devices and Packs.

To check your current Max Version, load a blank Max Effect (it doesn’t matter if it’s an Audio Effect or MIDI effect), and launch the Edit button.

This will launch the main Max interface, where you can then navigate to the Help Menu → About Max.

The Max version will be displayed in the top left corner. 



If you require an update, the latest version of Max is available for download from your Ableton account, and also directly from Cycling 74’s website

For instructions on installing Max and Max devices, please see this guide