Max 8.2 Released
Oct 12 2021 | 6:00 pm
We are happy to announce the official release of Max 8.2!
Along with over 60+ new features and 250+ bug fixes, Max 8.2 is also the first version to natively support the latest Apple Silicon based Mac computers.
We have also released an updated Max SDK, which third-party externals will need to be recompiled with in order to provide native support for this new architecture.
If you are on an Apple M1 machine, and need to use 3rd party externals that have not been updated for this new architecture, you can run Max 8.2 in Rosetta 2. In the Finder, select the Max.app, then go to File->Get Info and select "Open using Rosetta" in the Info window. Take a look at the detailed list of New Features and Bug Fixes here: https://cycling74.s3.amazonaws.com/support/version_8_2_0.html You can download the Max 8.2 update here: https://cycling74.com/downloads To recap, here are some of the key improvements in Max 8.2: Mac arm64 support The most notable addition, this brings native support for the latest Apple Silicon-based Mac computers. CEF Update We've updated our shipping version of Chromium Embedded Framework to CEF 90. Dynamic Colors To make the colors in your patches and devices more responsive to the environment they find themselves in, we've added the ability to reference Max / Max for Live application colors via static names that automatically adjust to follow the active Max/Max for Live color themes. Documentation Browser Updates The Documentation Browser has a new home page, spiffy new navigation tools (breadcrumbs, open in browser, sidebar tweaks), and a brand new Glossary of Max terms. live.adsr~ / live.adsrui These are two new objects for generating and visualizing sample-accurate Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release envelopes. Improved Random Numbers Some objects now take advantage of a new random number generator implementation that is more efficient and has improved statistical qualities. Some of the affected objects include noise~, noise in Gen, random, drunk, decide, urn, and live.step. Node for Max Update The shipping version of Node has been updated to v16.6.0. Jitter Tools Package This package is a collection of tools that we think almost any Jitter user will want to take advantage of. Currently, this package features three tools: jit.gl.textureset (a texture version of jit.matrixset), jit.polymovie and jit.gl.polymovie (polybuffer type objects for movie files), and jit.gl.meshwarp (customizable grid of points to control the shape of a mesh and associated texture). loadbang on paste / Re-initialize There is a new preference called 'Edit Operations Trigger Loadbang', which allows for loadbangs to be fired when pasted. There is a new entry in the Edit menu, 'Reinitialize', which will fire loadbang and loadmess objects in the parent patcher all the way down the patcher hierarchy. Thanks to all of you who downloaded and tested the Max 8.2 beta, we were glad to catch a number of bugs that we would have missed otherwise! Happy patching, Ben & Cycling '74