Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" Compatibility

  • Live Versions: Live 9
  • Operating System: OSX 10.11

Is Live 9 compatible with OS X 10.11?

The latest version of Live, 9.7.1, is compatible with OS X 10.11. You can download the latest Live version from your User Account. 

NOTE: For those using third party software or hardware in conjunction with Live, it is imperative to check with each manufacturer to make sure that there are no known issues with upgrading to OSX 10.11.

Is Live 8 compatible with OSX 10.11?

As Live 8 is a legacy version, no testing or updates have been performed with Live 8.4.2 or earlier. While it is possible that it may run, Live 8 is not officially supported on OS X 10.11.

Is Max for Live compatible with OS X 10.11?

There are currently no known issues with the latest version, Max 7.2.5.

You can download the latest Max version from your User Account or from the Cycling 74 website

Should I upgrade to OS X 10.11?

If you plan to upgrade to OS X 10.10, please be aware that there's always a risk that a new operating system introduces unforeseen problems or incompatibilities with your DAW, third party plug-ins (VST / AU), hardware drivers or other software tools you are using. We strongly recommend checking with each manufacturer if your software and hardware will work with the new operating system.

If you are working on time-critical projects, we'd recommend staying with your current operating system for the time being.

Are there any known issues with OS X 10.11?

At the moment there are no known issues with Live and OSX 10.11.

If you upgrade right away and experience any problems, please contact Ableton Support with the details.