Activating Max for Live with a Live Standard license

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Max for Live is included by default in Live Suite, but can also be purchased as an add-on for Live Standard.

Once you've purchased Max for Live follow these instructions to activate it:

  1. Open Live's Preferences → Licenses/Maintenance.
  2. Click "Authorize at".
  3. Follow the prompts to complete authorization.
  4. Once authorized, Max for Live appears in Live's Preferences → File Folder.
  5. Test by opening a Max for Live device.
  6. If needed you can install an unbundled version of Max for Live.

Note: If you upgraded from Live 10 to Live 11 Standard, you will also need to re-authorize Live to activate your Max for Live license.

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