"The selected Max application could not be loaded. A 32-bit version is probably required."

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: OS X


When trying to install Max for Live on OS X, Live does not detect the installation, instead I get the above error message.

Max Application Error


When the Ableton Live Installer .dmg is still mounted, the preferences that bridge both Live and Max for Live are incorrectly set. 


    • First uninstall Max completely using this guide making sure to remove the local preference files, as described. 


  • Then, please make sure to eject the Ableton Live installer .dmg before installing Max again. This will ensure that the correct preference settings are installed.