max for live with max 5 or 6 crashes on osx 10.8.2

Dec 6, 2012 at 7:39pm

max for live with max 5 or 6 crashes on osx 10.8.2

I’m I’m using osx 10.8.2
with Ableton 8.3.4
I have latest versions of Max 5 and Max 6 installed.
I tried configure ableton to work both with max5 and max 6 but it seems that max for live doesn’t start.

1. start a new project
2. go to live devices
3. double click on “max midi effect”
4. press the “edit” button


using max5:
maxMSP opens for a few seconds, I see the messages window for a second
and then I get a message that “MaxMSP quit unexpectedly”

using max6:
I see the app icon added to the taskbar and then removed with no message or window pops up.

any ideas?

how can I debug this thing further?

any information regarding the issue would be greatly appreciated.

thank you!


Dec 7, 2012 at 7:11am
Dec 7, 2012 at 9:12am

Have you tried trashing the Max Preferences folders? I’d start there. They’re located in User // Library // Preferences. Look for Max 5 and Max 6 Preferences folders and delete them. Keep in mind this will revert Max preferences back to defaults.

You might also want to try repairing disk permissions from Applications // Utilities // Disk Utility, then restarting your machine.

Dec 10, 2012 at 12:31pm

I tried removing max 5 preferences directory, fixing permissions and restarting. issue still persists. max crashes if I try to edit patch from max for live or that i try to start a new mxj~ patch.
couldn’t find max 6 preferences directory.

Dec 16, 2012 at 8:55pm

problem was with jackosx once removed it problem vanished. still had problems with mxj~ devices with max5 but max6 works properly.


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