Mac 10.9 Mavericks Support


    Andrew Pask's icon
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    Andrew Pask
    Oct 22 2013 | 7:11 pm
    Max 6 users are advised to NOT update to Mavericks at this stage. We have found a problem with audio which results in crashing when switching audio on. This will be addressed in a forthcoming Max application update which we shall endeavor to release as soon as possible.
    At this point, our testing shows that Live 9/Max 6 based MFL is working fine.
    If you have any information for us regarding Mac 10.9 support , please email it to

    • Nat's icon
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      Oct 22 2013 | 7:33 pm
      I've been running the GM of mavericks for a while now with Max, let me know if you need help testing specific things !
    • toothpaste's icon
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      Oct 23 2013 | 4:49 pm
      Is it too much arm-twisting if I ask when? I happened to (stupidly) upgrade without checking the forums first... If it's gonna take about a week, I will not bother to downgrade since I am so much happier with Mavericks and too keep away for a while from Max will also clean my head a bit (Yes I am a Max addict). But if it seems like it'll take quite a while, I need to go back to the mountains since I've got some projects with a deadline coming in a couple of weeks.
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      Andrew Pask
      Oct 23 2013 | 4:53 pm
      We can't commit to a release date, because we want to make sure we get this as good as possible for 10.9, but we're thinking days rather than weeks.
      You should be able to get by on 10.9, just don't try switching audio on and off too fast or changing drivers or DSP settings on the fly.
    • Damon's icon
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      Oct 23 2013 | 6:01 pm
      Will Live 8/Max 6.0.8 get/need an update?
    • Andrew Pask's icon
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      Andrew Pask
      Oct 23 2013 | 6:24 pm
      We haven't seen any problems with Max for Live, so Live 8/Max 6.08 should be cool.
      Please let us know if you find otherwise
    • Julien Bayle's icon
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      Julien Bayle
      Oct 23 2013 | 10:41 pm
      tempted to jump, reading Andrew's word :)
    • toothpaste's icon
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      Oct 24 2013 | 2:12 am
      please DO NOT jump. read my words.
    • quantesizer's icon
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      Oct 24 2013 | 5:18 am
      Finally Mavericks has arrived!
    • Luis Sanz's icon
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      Luis Sanz
      Oct 24 2013 | 10:45 am
      Hello, for me is now impossible to use Max6 in Mac Os X, every time I open the program, It crashes immediately.
    • pdelges's icon
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      Oct 24 2013 | 12:38 pm
      What about Max4 and Max5 under X.9? Did somebody try already?
    • Mathieu Chamagne's icon
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      Mathieu Chamagne
      Oct 24 2013 | 1:32 pm
      Max 5 seems to work just fine in X.9 (no crash when turning audio on :-)
    • stefano's icon
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      Oct 24 2013 | 2:01 pm
      No problems for me, MacBook Pro 13" 2010
    • dhjdhjdhj's icon
      dhjdhjdhj's icon
      Oct 24 2013 | 2:12 pm
      Max 5.1.9 works perfectly fine on Mavericks
    • Andrew Pask's icon
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      Andrew Pask
      Oct 24 2013 | 2:47 pm
      @Luis Sanz
      Sounds like a prefs problem. If you don't know how to fix that, please send an email into support with your OS details
    • Jean-Sebastien Rousseau's icon
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      Jean-Sebastien Rousseau
      Oct 24 2013 | 4:24 pm
      Just so you know, Under Mavericks, Max crashes when I try to edit a bpatcher.
      - Crash with Max 6.1.4 and 6.1.3 - Works fine with 6.1.2
      So using MAX 6.1.2 is my solution for now.
    • oddharmonix's icon
      oddharmonix's icon
      Oct 24 2013 | 6:12 pm
      How can I get 6.1.2 in the mean time? I don't see download links for older versions...
    • luxi's icon
      luxi's icon
      Oct 24 2013 | 8:14 pm
      hi , on Max 6.1.4
      when i open a patcher a 3d setup
      tell me "to open Max you need a Java se 6 runtime" and ask me if i'd like instal now ?
      what do ?
    • Andrew Pask's icon
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      Andrew Pask
      Oct 24 2013 | 10:25 pm
      Install it. It is likely that you are using Jitter.
    • Andrew Pask's icon
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      Andrew Pask
      Oct 24 2013 | 11:29 pm
      BTW, if you are experiencing crashes, please email details including crash reports to
    • toothpaste's icon
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      Oct 25 2013 | 7:47 pm
      just to be specific. for me the case is that I cannot even turn on the audio
    • quantesizer's icon
      quantesizer's icon
      Oct 26 2013 | 4:49 am
      In the Max window at startup: No midi driver folder or default driver?!
    • stefano's icon
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      Oct 27 2013 | 11:05 am
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      stefano's icon
      Oct 27 2013 | 11:06 am crash when loading HAP compressed movie
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      Oct 27 2013 | 4:59 pm
    • luisherranz's icon
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      Oct 28 2013 | 8:46 am
      I know 6.1.4 went out some days ago, but I really hope cycling74 updates Max to solve this in a matter of days and doesn't wait until the release of the next, regular, update.
      If we can help testing a beta please let us know.
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      Oct 28 2013 | 10:37 am
      @YOANN thanks!!
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      Oct 30 2013 | 10:48 am
      under 10.8 and 10.9:
      [vst~] when receiving "write" msg complains
      "write: requires preset name"
      instead of opening dialog window
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      Alexis Baskind
      Oct 30 2013 | 1:16 pm
      Hi all,
      To supplement the previous posts about Java, and if someone encounters the same problems: after (too quickly, I should have red this post first) upgrading to Mavericks, I had two problems:
      . Max5 didn't launch at all, the console gave me: 30/10/2013 13:54:22,858[647]: (com.cycling74.Max.39632[4628]) Exited with code: 97
      . Max6 launched, but jitter made it crash, with a similar error message
      "Exited with code: 97" means that the JVM is missing. I had indeed once a fugacious about Max requiring Java and asking me to upgrade, but it did not. Mavericks has a known bug requiring this automatic installation of Java ( You need to install Java manually, but Java 6 ( as installing only Java 7 seems to be useless for Max.
      Now Max5 starts, and Max6 loads Jitter. I have indeed the bug (spinning wheel), if I switch on and off the DAC too quickly, but at the moment I can live with it. Downgrading to Mountain Lion seems to be a real pain, so I prefer to avoid it, and to wait for the next minor update of Max6.
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      Nov 01 2013 | 2:07 am
      it seems like it's gonna take 'weeks' though :(
    • jeremystewart87's icon
      jeremystewart87's icon
      Nov 03 2013 | 12:21 pm
      Just updated to Mavericks. Running Max 6.1.2.
      Max crashes any time I hold "alt/option" and hover over a selected patch-cord. Crashes before displaying the "+" icon.
      Anyone else finding a similar problem?
    • Emmanuel Jourdan's icon
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      Emmanuel Jourdan
      Nov 03 2013 | 3:49 pm
      @JEREMYSTEWART87 yes, this is known and fixed for the next incremental.
    • Stephane Morisse's icon
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      Stephane Morisse
      Nov 04 2013 | 9:47 am
      Don't know if it's related but a friend of mine who just upgraded couldn't launch a standalone video player I made for him, even after installing max runtime. It seems he gets a "no application to open this" message.
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      Nov 04 2013 | 3:31 pm
      Hi, I'm ready to commit suicide. When will there be an update to get MAX back to life under Mavericks? Thanks.. N
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      Nov 04 2013 | 10:58 pm
      Hey all,
      I've also just installed Max on my new Macbook Pro (Retina, late 2013 model) and the jit.grab and jit.qt.grab functions don't seem to be working (error code 9403).
      Is this a known Mavericks bug, or could it be system related?
    • Ben Bracken's icon
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      Ben Bracken
      Nov 05 2013 | 5:35 pm
      Please note that we have released Max 6.1.5 which fixes audio-related crashes and hangs on Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
      You can download it here:
      See the forum post for a list of other fixed bugs:
      Thanks, -Ben
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      Alexis Baskind
      Nov 05 2013 | 11:37 pm
      I would not be suprised that your problem with the video player not starting on Mavericks is due to the absence of Java. Ask your friend to double-Check with the OsX Console and see there are any messages that match the one I posted earlier for this topic.
    • Cody Garner's icon
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      Cody Garner
      Nov 06 2013 | 4:54 am
      Hi. I just installed 6.1.5 and jit.grab and jit.qt.grab still don't work:
      jit.qt.grab: could not create video channel -9405 jit.qt.grab: error opening device for grab.
      This is using Max for Live in Live 9.1 beta.
      Also, I don't know if it's a Mavericks issue but I just upgraded to a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina with Nvidia GPU, and Max's OpenGL Status says version 2.1 and GLSL version 1.20. Doesn't Mavericks support OpenGL version 4.1? I figured that with the new hardware and OS I could finally try out all the V-Module shaders that require a higher GLSL version.
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      Nov 08 2013 | 9:44 am
      I hope you've receive and read my last sent emails,
      what is now the actual status to get proper working with Mavericks?
      at this time, I've not order yet my next computermachine (MB Pro 13"), because unfortunately some sellers and distributors told to me that the newer models are not equipped with ML 10.8 (and the other point is under the several ultrabooks, none of these machines are equipped with thunderbolt (except the older acer 5 ub?))
      let me know, if the signal is set to "green" for Max/Msp 6 and 10.9 or if you have other suggestions
    • MRTN's icon
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      Nov 08 2013 | 10:10 am
      @CODY GARNER here I am exposing the same issue with jit.qt.grab (and kinect related objects as well)
      I does not seems a mavericks issue but maxMSP with the late 2013 Retina Macbook pros
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      Jan 16 2014 | 11:22 pm
      Hey All
      I'm running Mavericks and Max 6.1.3 on a 12 month student licence and i'm having the issue with max crashing every time i turn on the audio. Is there currently an update that can fix this and will I need to purchase it again or will the download work with my existing licence?
    • pdelges's icon
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      Jan 17 2014 | 7:53 am
      Try to update to Max 6.1.6, it's free.
    • thetechnobear's icon
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      Jan 17 2014 | 10:26 am
      Is there a list of known issues with 10.9 using 6.1.6?
      I occasionally have max crashing, just editing patches. (Nothing specific unfortunately - though one did seem to keep reoccurring when editing comment of outlets in inspector)
      Crash logs show it's in juce main thread. Should I send these reports somewhere?
      Feature request: can we please have some kind of auto save/recovery. I've lost count of the number of times I've lost 15 mins of work due to a crash.
      Thanks Mark Ps I've only just started using max 'in anger' , so may be unrelated to 10.9/6.1.6 - though it does seem a little less stable.
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      Feb 09 2014 | 9:01 pm
      Just thought I'd mention that I have been running Mavericks 10.9.1 with 32-bit Max 6.1.6 on a core i7 MBP with no problems at all. A friend is running a beta version of 32-bit Max 6.1.7 with no problems either... In fact, I have actually noticed general improvements in system performance since changing (faster startup & load times, etc).
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      Feb 18 2014 | 9:58 am
      Mavericks is A okay on my system, I'd dare say it even seems to be running smoother ;-)
    • hypoetical's icon
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      Jul 11 2014 | 10:34 pm
      Did SoundFlower break on anyone else since updating to Mavericks 10.9.4? It was working fine before I updated yesterday, I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced issues.
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      Jul 15 2014 | 2:37 pm
      Same using MAC OS 10.9.4 is causing me issues, it seems to have knocked out my sound output.
      I did contact support but they say they aren't updating Soundflower anymore which is a shame, I was looking for another product but nothing seems to match up to this one..
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      Jul 16 2014 | 4:06 am
      I try to update to Max 6.1.6, sucsess