Live 8: Setting up Max for Live

  • Live Versions: 8.1 - 8.4.2
  • Operating System: All
  • Download and install the 32-bit versions of Max 6 and Live 8. 
  • After installation, open and re-authorize Live. This will also activate Max for Live.
  • Max for Live devices will now be available from Live's Device Browser.

Note: Max for Live is only available in the 32-bit version of Live 8. If you wish to use Max for Live in 64-bit mode, you need to upgrade to Live 9.

For further help, you might want to refer to the Getting Started with Max for Live lesson built into Live (Help menu > Help View).

Live and Max communicate internally and you won't need to launch the Max application manually when using Max for Live.

Further Information:

Can I use Max 6 as my device editor for Max for Live?

I have patches that I've made in the standalone version of Max. Can I use them in Max for Live?