Live 1-9 Minimum System Requirements and Compatibility

  • Live Versions: 1-9
  • Operating System: All

Here are the minimum system requirements and compatible operating systems for Live. See this article for the Live 10 minimum system requirements.

Installers for all versions of Live can be found in the download archive of your User Account. You need to own a Live license for the version you are installing.

Note: Older versions of Live may not run well or at all on modern operating systems.

Live 9

Windows:

  • PC with Windows 7 (with SP 1), Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Multicore processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Mac:

  • Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 - MacOS 10.13
  • Multicore processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Disk Space:

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

Legacy OS compatibility:

Live 9 is compatible with the legacy operating systems Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, Windows XP and Vista only up to version Live 9.1.10. Download links to the Live 9.1.10 installers can be found in our download archive

Live 9.2 and later is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, Windows XP and Vista.

Push 2

For information on Push 2's requirements, check the Push 2 Minimum System Requirements page.

Please note that Live is not supported on Linux. 

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

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