Max 8.0.8 Released


    Jeremy's icon
    Jeremy's icon
    Aug 08 2019 | 5:17 pm
    Happy 808 Day!
    Take a look at the change log below and download the installers here:
    Attached to this Forum post are a couple of extra treats to commemorate the syzygy of our version number (we cheated a little bit, sorry 8.0.7!) with this auspicious software release date and a certain legendary piece of music hardware. We hope you have fun with them!
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    Happy 808 Day!
    New Features:
    • chooser: new selectedclick attribute
    • expr/vexpr: fmod operator for float modulo operations
    • Max Console: Copy Selected Text option in contextual menu
    • sprintf: allows list input to cold inlets to set subsequent inlets
    • vst~: 'get' message accepts a parameter name
    Fixed Bugs:
    • amxd~: fixed crash on unfreeze of device (parameter restore issues)
    • atoi: no longer truncates floats
    • audiounit~: improved usage of preferred plug format in response to plug_au/vst/vst3 messages
    • autopattr/pattrstorage: fixed issues with deleting/reinstantiation of objects
    • capture: @size attribute works when there is no object argument
    • Collections browser: filenames with single-quotes no longer throw sqlite errors
    • Create Template: fixed text wrapping in panel
    • detonate / pianoroll: color theme improvements
    • dict.view: improved performance with large dictionaries
    • expr: fixed differences with pow on Windows
    • expr: increased random range
    • external editor: fixed issues with using some editors on Windows
    • Font Panel: uses localized font names
    • gain~: multislider attr is disabled in non-MC version
    • Gen reference: removed duplicate ref pages
    • Groups: fixed crash when editing a poly~ patch or abstraction that contains grouped objects
    • Help: fixed windowing bug
    • hover: fixed crash when deleting an object when @mode is set to 1
    • JS: fixed crash using bracket notation
    • JS: require works in frozen Max For Live device
    • jstrigger: fixed issues with complex expressions
    • live.* UI objects: improve how different mouse drag speeds changes values
    • live.arrows: fixed presentation issues
    • live.arrows: parameter-enabled (off by default)
    • live.arrows: rename idle -> off in enum
    • live.banks window: misc UI improvements
    • live.dial: correctly draws modulation ring
    • live.drop: disabled 'type' in inspector
    • object with property argument observes after id is sent
    • live.text: added blinktime attr and scheduling for passing bangs while in button mode
    • loadbang: fixed hang when triggering the scripting of a new patcher
    • Max For Live SR switching: fixed issues with speedlim, pipe, midiout, LFO etc, when switching SR in Live
    • Max For Live: fixed crashing of some Max 7 amxds (parameter cloning issue)
    • Max For Live: removed 2 pixel border in device view
    • MC object reference pages: removed duplicate discussion tag
    • mc.gen: added ref page
    • mc.gen: registers param objects
    • mc.mixdown~: activechans 1 outputs as expected
    • mc.playlist~: sync output is single channel
    • mc.send~ / mc.receive~: opens correct ref pages
    • mc.send~ / mc.receive~: correct ref pages open
    • mcs.* objects: improvements to help / ref
    • MFL jit.pwindow: fixed issues with creation in Live (fixes some LFO display issues)
    • MFL jit.vcr: write works in the MFL editor
    • MFL midiin/midiout: fixed CPU spikes when two midiin/midiout devices are in a Live set
    • MFL parameters: fixed some issues related to parameters being loaded in abstractions
    • midiin/midiout: fixed CPU spikes when two midiin/midiout devices are in a Live set
    • New Font Panel: follows Theme color changes
    • nslider: alias 'staffs' to 'staves'
    • omx.* objects: restored parameter ranges to signed values and fixed all level parameters with internal "dB" values
    • out~: fixed crash when transformed to MC version (which doesn't exist)
    • Package Manager: can update "extending" package
    • Parameter window: correct text colors
    • Patching Modes: Programmatic setting of presentation mode updates the toolbar
    • pattrstorage: adding/scripting new objects added to correct level in patcher hierarchy
    • pattrstorage: getcurrent and storagewindow indicate same slot after insert
    • pattrstorage: storagewindow properly updates
    • polybuffer~: removed appendempty channel limit
    • sflist~: open message works
    • standalone: respects attributes set in object box
    • stutter~: threadsafe
    • textfield: fixed justification of italic fonts
    • umenu: filter by type improvements
    • vst~ / amxd~: fixed applying 'show controls in patcher' on multiple objects
    • vst~: fixed crash in IEM plugin
    • vst~: improved response to DSP settings
    • vst~: improved support for 64-bit processing

    • Music_SDP's icon
      Music_SDP's icon
      Aug 08 2019 | 5:39 pm
      Digging into the release now. There is still garbled font showing on comments using Lato font, the reference tabs, and tooltips in various parts of the platform. I've submitted bug reports on this in the past.
    • Paolo Piaser's icon
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      Paolo Piaser
      Aug 10 2019 | 2:17 pm
      Downloaded, not working on Windows 10. Stucks with the loading circle on the max console. I am downloading another time, see if something happened. EDIT: Most likely a problem of mine. I found an old installer of 8.0.4 and installed it, but isn't working.
    • karrrlo's icon
      karrrlo's icon
      Aug 16 2019 | 11:02 pm
      thx Jeremy ;)
    • daddymax's icon
      daddymax's icon
      Aug 25 2019 | 4:06 pm
      I'm not sure if it's max 8.08 or the new jitter upgrade, but on windows 10 the doesn't respond to double-click anymore so you can't bring up the interface.
    • redhexagonal's icon
      redhexagonal's icon
      Aug 25 2019 | 5:02 pm
      mc.poly~ still can't be upsampled....
    • Ben Bracken's icon
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      Ben Bracken
      Aug 26 2019 | 2:15 pm
      @DADDYMAX: The Material browser isn't currently supported in the GL3 beta.
      @REDHEXAGONAL: This is still a known and open issue.
    • ShelLuser's icon
      ShelLuser's icon
      Aug 31 2019 | 1:05 pm
      Thanks for the extra's Jeremy!
    • Anna Nasor's icon
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      Anna Nasor
      Sep 08 2019 | 9:34 am
      It's a lot of great improvements and fixes! But unfortunately the version not working with Windows 10. Unfortunately reinstalling my windows hasn't helped. Do you have any ideas about it? Cheers,
    • ShelLuser's icon
      ShelLuser's icon
      Sep 08 2019 | 5:17 pm
      @Anna: that has to be something local on your end because I can assure you that everything works as intended on Windows 10. When you say "not working" then what exactly are you referring to? "not working" is way too broad. Does Max start? Do you get a patcher window? What exactly isn't working?
    • Anna Nasor's icon
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      Anna Nasor
      Sep 09 2019 | 9:05 am
      @Shelluser: Hi. Max 8.0.8 crashes often on windows 10 for me. It also seems buggy and often freezes. I've not had as many max problems before on a windows system.
    • Jeremy's icon
      Jeremy's icon
      Sep 09 2019 | 9:06 am
      @Anna Nasor it sounds like you should be speaking to about these problems, they'll help you out.
    • Ernest's icon
      Ernest's icon
      Sep 12 2019 | 1:22 pm
      MacOs10.15 'Catalina' question: if we make standalones with cycling74 drivers, will we have to submit them to Apple for verification?
    • Ben Bracken's icon
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      Ben Bracken
      Sep 12 2019 | 4:45 pm
      @ERNEST Yes, you will need to sign and notarize your standalone if you want to distribute it without users having to disable gatekeeper to run it
    • Ernest's icon
      Ernest's icon
      Sep 13 2019 | 4:24 am
      Hi Ben. that's been true before, but according to the Web, Catalina imposes much more stringent requirements, specifically on audio drivers. Please see and my question is, will we have to get certification on Cycling74 audio drivers TOO, or will Cycling74 certification be enough,. Thanks for response )
    • Ben Bracken's icon
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      Ben Bracken
      Sep 13 2019 | 3:48 pm
      @ERNEST Yes, you will need to follow whatever requirements that Apple has, such as setting up signing and notarization with the correct entitlements based on what is included in your standalone.
    • Ernest's icon
      Ernest's icon
      Sep 14 2019 | 12:43 pm
      ok Ben, I guess I have to ask whether Cycling74 has certified its drivers according to the new Catalina standards, because I'm publishing a new standalone with audio and midi drivers next week, and it's pointless me submitting it to Apple if Cycling74 hasn't certified its own drivers yet, sorry to be an annoyance, but I have been working on this design for a year.
    • Ben Bracken's icon
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      Ben Bracken
      Sep 14 2019 | 5:00 pm
      @ERNEST Sorry to not be more clear. It is my understanding that you will have to sign and notarize all components of your standalone yourself.
      We hope/expect to be Catalina compliant in an upcoming release, but that won't help you when you go to sign/notarize, as you will need to do it yourself, stripping our signing, and doing it all over again. After we release a Catalina complaint version of Max, we can probably can point people in the right direction in terms of what entitlements are needed.
      Regardless, developers will have until January 2020 to become fully Catalina compliant, so you do have some time.
    • Ernest's icon
      Ernest's icon
      Sep 15 2019 | 12:51 pm
      Thanks, I understand now, looking forward to your Catalina release then )
    • mcbpete's icon
      mcbpete's icon
      Sep 24 2019 | 11:10 am
      @MUSIC_SDP Good news - I had exactly the same issue, but have found a fix :) I deleted all of the Lato fonts from my Windows/Fonts folder (right click on them and click delete) and re-downloaded them from here -   (click the Down­load TTF button). Installed them and am now back in business with no corrupt tool tips !