Question about MAX6 and Ableton live 8.3.4

Mar 2, 2013 at 10:51am

Question about MAX6 and Ableton live 8.3.4

Dear all,
I am loving Max for live (well sometimes I get frustation in programming M4L but anyway!).

I am thinking of buying MAX6 and I wonder if:
- MAX6 works with Ableton live 8.3.4 ? and especially with Ableton live 64 bits?
- if I have MAX6, I will be able to continue to develop application for Ableton Live (M4L) for Ableton live 8 or shall I need Ableton Live 9?

in other words:
- eventough I have MAX6, shall I need to buy the Max for Live extension?
- to enjoy MAX6 do I need ableton live VERSION 9?

sorry if my questions are unclear or out of scope…
thanks for your help!

#66809
Mar 2, 2013 at 3:20pm

I think I got my answer on the FAQ of MAX6/M4L in the homepage of cycling ;-)
Hum.. I am very hesitating as I would like ableton live 9 and MAX6 (to make stand alone application)…

#240506
Mar 2, 2013 at 5:20pm

If you own MFL for Live 8 and Max 6 licenses, you can use Max 6 as the MFL editor in Live 8. The standard MFL license for Live 8 uses Max 5 as the editor.

Live 9 requires Max 6.1 as the editor. If you buy MFL for Live 9 you’ll use Max 6.1 to edit.

In both cases, in order to make a standalone app, you’ll need a Max 6 license – which will give you both Max 6 and Max 6.1

Cheers

-A

#240507
Mar 2, 2013 at 6:13pm

oki, perfect, I understand better now.. it’s now for me more a questin of what I want to do in the near futur with MAX and Ableton live ;-)

#240508
Mar 4, 2013 at 9:37am

Another question ;-)

If I buy MAX6 full licence and I create a stand alone patch (music one), is my patch going to be recognized by Ableton live as a VST plug in?

Thanks!

#240509
Mar 4, 2013 at 10:13am

No, As far as I know, standalones aren’t thought to be used within Ableton (they’re like normal, independetn Apps).
In Ableton you’ll use “Max Devices”, either “instrument” or “effect” ones. Their file extensions is .amxd

#240510
Mar 4, 2013 at 10:16am

LSka is right, standalones are just… standalones. You could still open them and route them through rewire or soundflower into Live.

#240511
Mar 4, 2013 at 3:25pm

oki, I see…
Thanks!

Ps: I am really wondering if I will go or not for Live9 … I guess yes, most probably (not PUSH).. but my heart is really in between going for Ableton live suite 8 + Max6 or Ableton Live suite 9 only; that includes M4L or shall we call it M6L ;-) .

anyhow my decision will depend on what I want to acheive.
Thanks again for your clarification.

#240512
Mar 23, 2013 at 2:54am

Hello, I’ve made a jitter M4L visual patch in ableton live 8 and Max 5 to compliment my music, im trying to run the visual patch off a friends computer so mine doesnt crash.
He has the new ableton 9 and the m4l that comes with it, but my patch doesnt seem to be opening.
Is there some sort of compatibility issues or just poor patching :P ?

#240513

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