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    Version 8.6.4 | Jul 9, 2024 | 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 8.6?

    • New sfizz~ object for loading, playing, and creating SFZ format sampler instruments
    • New gamepad object for connecting gaming devices to Max
    • New features to support Max for Live in Ableton Live 12
    • New Array and String data types with over 70 new objects to work with them

    Check out the complete Max 8.6 release notes, or check out the latest Max release notes.

    Check out What's New In Max 8.

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    System Requirements


    • OS X 10.15 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)