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    Version 8.5.6 | Sep 6, 2023 | Release Notes

    What is Max?

    Max is an interactive, visual patching environment for musicians, artists, and anyone who loves creating, inventing, or prototyping their own unique software. To learn more about Max, visit the "What Is Max?" page.

    What’s new in Max 8.5?

    • RNBO, a Max-inspired patching environment built to export code for web sites, plug-ins, embedded hardware, or any C++ based applications. Learn more about RNBO. Note: Until you purchase a RNBO add-on license, RNBO operates in a trial mode -- where saving is disabled -- allowing you to explore its capabilities and learning resources.
    • Full support for OpenGL 3 in Jitter

    Check out the Max 8.5 release notes, or the Max 8.5.6 release notes (latest).

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    Portions of this software make use of the FFMPEG library under the LGPL version 2.1 license
    Download the applicable source code here.
    System Requirements


    • OS X 10.11.6 or later
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended).


    • OS 11.0 or later
    • Apple Silicon processor
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)