Question about MAX6 and Ableton live 8.3.4


    Mar 02 2013 | 10:51 am
    Dear all, I am loving Max for live (well sometimes I get frustation in programming M4L but anyway!).
    I am thinking of buying MAX6 and I wonder if: - MAX6 works with Ableton live 8.3.4 ? and especially with Ableton live 64 bits? - if I have MAX6, I will be able to continue to develop application for Ableton Live (M4L) for Ableton live 8 or shall I need Ableton Live 9?
    in other words: - eventough I have MAX6, shall I need to buy the Max for Live extension? - to enjoy MAX6 do I need ableton live VERSION 9?
    sorry if my questions are unclear or out of scope... thanks for your help!

    • Mar 02 2013 | 3:20 pm
      I think I got my answer on the FAQ of MAX6/M4L in the homepage of cycling ;-) Hum.. I am very hesitating as I would like ableton live 9 and MAX6 (to make stand alone application)...
    • Mar 02 2013 | 5:20 pm
      If you own MFL for Live 8 and Max 6 licenses, you can use Max 6 as the MFL editor in Live 8. The standard MFL license for Live 8 uses Max 5 as the editor.
      Live 9 requires Max 6.1 as the editor. If you buy MFL for Live 9 you'll use Max 6.1 to edit.
      In both cases, in order to make a standalone app, you'll need a Max 6 license - which will give you both Max 6 and Max 6.1
      Cheers
      -A
    • Mar 02 2013 | 6:13 pm
      oki, perfect, I understand better now.. it's now for me more a questin of what I want to do in the near futur with MAX and Ableton live ;-)
    • Mar 04 2013 | 9:37 am
      Another question ;-)
      If I buy MAX6 full licence and I create a stand alone patch (music one), is my patch going to be recognized by Ableton live as a VST plug in?
      Thanks!
    • Mar 04 2013 | 10:13 am
      No, As far as I know, standalones aren't thought to be used within Ableton (they're like normal, independetn Apps). In Ableton you'll use "Max Devices", either "instrument" or "effect" ones. Their file extensions is .amxd
    • Mar 04 2013 | 10:16 am
      LSka is right, standalones are just... standalones. You could still open them and route them through rewire or soundflower into Live.
    • Mar 04 2013 | 3:25 pm
      oki, I see... Thanks!
      Ps: I am really wondering if I will go or not for Live9 ... I guess yes, most probably (not PUSH).. but my heart is really in between going for Ableton live suite 8 + Max6 or Ableton Live suite 9 only; that includes M4L or shall we call it M6L ;-) .
      anyhow my decision will depend on what I want to acheive. Thanks again for your clarification.
    • Mar 23 2013 | 2:54 am
      Hello, I've made a jitter M4L visual patch in ableton live 8 and Max 5 to compliment my music, im trying to run the visual patch off a friends computer so mine doesnt crash. He has the new ableton 9 and the m4l that comes with it, but my patch doesnt seem to be opening. Is there some sort of compatibility issues or just poor patching :P ?