Max for live devices - won't open in editor


    Mar 02 2015 | 2:42 pm
    I can’t open patches in the Max editor. It will get stuck at "Starting Max Editor…". Also Max stays in the foreground, I have to quit Max 6.1.9 to use Live..
    Configuration: Ableton Live 9.1.7 M4L - licensed Max 6.1.9 OSX Mavericks 10.9.5
    - Checked the „hosts“ file - Deleted the ‘Max 6 Preferences Folder’ @ ~/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74
    No success. Also contacted support from Ableton...still waiting for an answer. Any hints appreciated.

    • Mar 23 2015 | 11:02 am
      It is solved. After all - permission repair, new install of Max, Live - installing the latest ilok - software, now the max editor opens as usual.
    • Sep 15 2015 | 2:01 pm
      Hi, i have the same probleme with Max 7.0.5 and LIVE 9.2.1 64bit i can't edit devices do you know an issue ? my host seems to be ok repair ok ilok ok
      Thank's for your suggestion ! Thomas
    • Sep 16 2015 | 12:35 pm
      Hi Thomas, the problem still exists, sometimes "permission repair" helps for a short time.
    • Nov 07 2015 | 3:17 pm
      I am having same problem. I click edit device/plugin and it says "Starting Max Editor…" and never opens the editor...
      I have Ableton 9.5 (64bit) Max For Live 7.0.6 (64bit)
    • Nov 07 2015 | 8:31 pm
      Only thing I can think of is plugin was created in a previous version and doesnt like the new version?? I ended up just copying and pasted what I needed into a new patch/plugin and it started working.
    • Oct 25 2016 | 3:28 pm
      Same for me.
      Configuration - OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 - Ableton Live 9.6.2 64 bits - Max 7.3.1 64 bits
      I can’t edit any patch with the editor I have "Starting Max Editor", Max stays in the foreground and nothing happens.
      I tried both options on Ableton website : - repair the permission disk : done but nothing change - delete Cycling74 folder in Library/Application Support/ : done but nothing change
      I don't know what to do. Any help ?
    • Jan 13 2017 | 2:39 pm
      Has anyone found a solution to this? I'm having the same issue. With the newest versions of both Live and Max. I have the full version of max 7.3 and it works fine as a standalone.
    • Jan 13 2017 | 4:03 pm
      Just to be sure (you'd be surprised at how often this happens), you are referring to versions of the Live Suite rather than Live by itself, I hope. Max for Live only works within the Live Suite.
      If that's the case, we now return you to your regularly scheduled Forum posting thread.
    • Jan 16 2017 | 10:14 pm
      Yes, I have Live 9.7 Suite.
      Still not working.
    • Jan 29 2017 | 1:29 am
      Hi, I am also having the aforementioned problem with Max getting stuck on the "Starting Max Editor" and max for live devices simply don't work. They load the GUI in the rack but any menus are black, and, for example, the LFO device from the M4L essentials pack has a black box where the waveform should be diplayed, and if I try and interact with a knob on it it lags horribly.
      Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? It's very very frustrating please help!
    • Jan 30 2017 | 10:47 am
      "Just to be sure (you’d be surprised at how often this happens), you are referring to versions of the Live Suite rather than Live by itself, I hope. Max for Live only works within the Live Suite.
      If that’s the case, we now return you to your regularly scheduled Forum posting thread."
      This is not true. M4L is now included in Live Suite (which was not the case before Live 9), but you can also use a Live Standard license + the M4L add-on bought separately.