macOS Sierra compatibility

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: OS Sierra

Is Live 9 compatible with macOS Sierra?

Live 9.7 (or higher) is compatible with macOS Sierra. The latest Live version is available for download in your account, and we recommend making sure that your Live version is fully updated.

Is Live 8 compatible with macOS Sierra? 

Live 8.4.2 is not compatible with macOS Sierra.  The latest operating system to support Live 8.4.2 is Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks".

Is Max for Live Compatible with macOS Sierra?

As of version 7.2.4 yes. As of version 7.3, Max does not require Java to function and is also open to alternative Java versions.

Other information

As always, be sure to make backups of any important data before upgrading your operating system!  

If you plan to upgrade to macOS Sierra, please be aware that there's always a risk that a new operating system introduces unforeseen problems or incompatibilities with your existing software. This does not only apply to Ableton Live, but also to third party plug-ins, hardware drivers and whatever other software tools you are using.

We strongly recommend checking with each manufacturer that your software and drivers will work with the new operating system. If you are working on any time-critical projects, we'd recommend staying with your current operating system for the time being. If you upgrade and experience any problems, please contact Ableton support.