Live system requirements and compatibility

Here you will find a listing of various versions of Live and the compatible operating systems, as well as a listing of system requirements.

Note that older versions of Live will most likely not run well or at all on modern operating systems.

System requirements to run Live 9:

Mac:
Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later. The latest version of Live 9 which is compatible with the legacy operating systems OS X 10.5 and 10.6 is Live 9.1.10.

PC:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. The latest version of Live 9 which is compatible with the legacy operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista is Live 9.1.10.

Multicore processor
4 GB RAM
1024x768 display
DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Required disk space for basic installation:

3GB free disk space.

Required disk space if all included sounds are installed:

  • Live 9 Suite: 55 GB free disk space
  • Live 9 Standard: 12 GB free disk space
  • Live 9 Intro: 6 GB free disk space
     

System requirements to run Live 8:

Mac:
Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended) up to OS X 10.9 (with Live 8.4.2) 

CPU: 1.8 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel® Mac recommended)
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)

PC:
Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (as of Live 8.3.4).

CPU: 2 GHz Pentium® 4 or Celeron® compatible CPU or faster
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7)
Sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
QuickTime 7 recommended

Earlier Live versions:

Live 7

Mac:
OSX: 10.3.9 - 10.6.8 (10.4 or higher recommended)
CPU: G4/G5 or faster (Intel® Mac recommended)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
QuickTime 6.5 recommended

PC:
WIN: XP (home or Pro), Vista or Windows 7
CPU: 1.5 GHz or faster
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7)
Sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 6.5 recommended

Live 6

Mac:
OSX: 10.3.9 (10.4 recommended) 
CPU: G3
RAM: 512 MB
QuickTime 6.5 recommended

PC:
WIN: XP/Vista
CPU: 1.5 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard
QuickTime 6.5 recommended

Live 5

Mac:
OSX: 10.2.8
CPU: G3
RAM: 512 MB

PC:
WIN: 2000/XP
CPU: 600 MHz
RAM: 512 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard

Live 4

Mac:
OS9: 9.2 (OSX 10.1.5 recommended)
CPU: G3
RAM: 256 MB

PC:
WIN: 98/2000/XP
CPU: 600 MHz
RAM: 256 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard

Live 3

Mac:
OS9: 9.2 (OSX 10.1.5 recommended)
CPU: G3
RAM: 256 MB

PC:
WIN: 98/2000/XP
CPU: 400 MHz
RAM: 128 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard

Live 2

Mac:
OS9: 9.1 (OSX 10.1.5 recommended)
CPU: G3
RAM: 256 MB

PC:
WIN: 98/2000/XP
CPU: 400 MHz
RAM: 128 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard

Live 1

Mac:
OS8: 8.6
CPU: G3
RAM: 128 MB

PC:
WIN: 95/98/NT 4.0/2000
CPU: 300 MHz
RAM: 64 MB
DirectX or ASIO compatible soundcard

Installers for all versions of Live can be found by logging in to your User Account.