MacOS X Sierra...

    Sep 20 2016 | 6:07 pm
    Just checking to see if any of the more adventurous among us have installed Sierra yet. Reports? Does it break anything in Max? Any recommendations from anyone at Cycling about whether it's safe to upgrade?

    • Sep 20 2016 | 8:00 pm
      I've been using the GM for a week or so on my main machine. It's working fine.
      One thing, the Sierra install process uninstalled Java. Contrary to most people's expectations legacy Java works fine in 10.12
      You can get the installer here
      We will be updating Max to work with Java 8 x64 on Mac in the near future. 32 bit Mac Java fans will need to stay with the legacy Java.
      If things come up with Sierra please let us know about them so we can get them addressed for the update.
    • Sep 20 2016 | 11:33 pm
      the most terrible MacOS ever.
    • Sep 20 2016 | 11:57 pm
      "We will be updating Max to work with Java 8 x64 on Mac in the near future."
      Thanks for the news Andrew, will probably upgrade to Max 7 when this occurs. btw Will the new version of Max/Java8 be able to work on OS 10.8 ?
    • Sep 21 2016 | 2:29 am
      Even after installing the java mentioned by Andrew, I'm still crashing. Hopefully they get this fixed soon! :(
    • Sep 21 2016 | 3:08 pm
      @floating point - yes
      @Davin Huston - please send details and a crash log to support. Java itself is not currently causing crashes, but something else might be
    • Sep 22 2016 | 2:52 am
      @andrew pask support and I have been looking for the issue for the last two days at this point! Gotta hand it to you all, you don't give up!
    • Sep 22 2016 | 4:31 am
      It appears that my user profile was corrupt, after deleting the macOS account profile, I was up and running!
    • Sep 22 2016 | 12:10 pm
      I'm just running rather complex patch (third-party externals, network communication via jweb, scripting, jitter, map, gen & gen~) and everything seems to be ok. Im running the patch on MacMini (2014, 8GB RAM) and my old MBP (2011, 16GB RAM).
    • Sep 22 2016 | 2:09 pm
      And then it wasn't, but I have determined the problem: iCloud sync. It was syncing my 'Documents' folder which also had Max 7 stuff in it, after deleting the iCloud saved version and restarting Max, it fired right up. So definitely not a Java issue.
    • Sep 25 2016 | 2:52 pm
      I had the brilliant idea of installing Sierra.
      I have some projects where i use the "bass" and "bassline" instruments. Instead of an instrument, the instrument interface appears grey and inside it tells me "install java bla bla" or something similar. I have yet not found a way to solve this.
      (When) Are you going to update Max for Live so it`s compatible with Sierra?
      Kind Regards, Sim
    • Sep 25 2016 | 8:50 pm
      sierra comes with absoutely no intresting new features except various shit which try to convince you to store your privat data on cloud sites instead of locally and allows the finder to immediately delete files unrecoverably without a warning.
      sierra is therefoe the landmark of the end of personal computer operating systems because with sierra it is no longer your computer and your data.
    • Sep 25 2016 | 9:25 pm
      "with sierra it is no longer your computer and your data" i'm sure it's true. fortunately however the world has ended several times before and we're still here - hanging by a thread :)
    • Jan 03 2017 | 4:12 pm
      hello, since I've upgraded to Sierra the scope~ object doesn't work anymore.. any hints?
    • Mar 23 2017 | 5:42 am
      Just discovered that under the latest version of Sierra 10.12.3 Synapse no longer works, but does work under earlier versions. Not a Max problem per se, but that was the only way I could get skeleton data into Max. Yet another nudge towards going PC ;)
    • Apr 22 2017 | 10:39 am
      I have a lot flickering with the max4live devices in Ableton since I updated to Sierra.... Does anyone have the same problem? (Latest max and ableton version)
    • Jul 12 2017 | 8:51 pm
      I am still seeing the "You need to install the really vulnerable legacy java 6 to use that max4live plugin you just bought." popup. Will the near future be here anytime soon? :-)
      Max7 itself seems to run okay, just the max4live plugins fail. Specifically the MidiVolve plugin that has been all the rage on the youtubes these days.
      Max: "version" : "Version 7.3.4 (de5a74a) (32-bit mac)" "platform" : "mac"  "arch" : "x86", "osversion" : "Mac OS X Version 10.12.5 x86_64", Ableton: 9.7.3 Build 2017-06-20 java -version: java version "1.8.0_131" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.131-b11, mixed mode)
    • Aug 23 2017 | 12:12 pm
      Same here, Java is working when my MFL plugin is in edit mode, i.e. opened in Max:
      Working in edit mode
      Working in edit mode
      but when not editing, i.e loaded in Live, the same plugin shows the "Java is not installed" warning:
      Not working in Live mode
      Not working in Live mode
      From the support information:
      "MXJ Java Version" : "1.8.0_144",
      "MXJ Java Specification Version" : "1.8",
      "MXJ OS Name" : "Mac OS X",
      "MXJ OS Version" : "10.12.6",
      "MXJ OS Architecture" : "x86_64",
      Any pointers would be very welcome
    • Jun 06 2018 | 11:46 am
      Raphael : same flickering problem here.
    • Jun 06 2018 | 11:48 am
      On my new (albeit 2nd hand) mbp mid 2014 running Sierra, the sounds I record with my Zoom H6 won't load into buffers into Max 7 or M4L devices like Samsara. They play normally in Live 9.7.6 and 10.0.2. I checked them on my older mbp running 10.8.5 and it works fine in this OS. To be fair, the situation is exactly the same with Henke's Granulator. Any idea about that ? Tested some other devices with buffers and they don't work either. This is really a bad news. Am I alone in this case ?