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Installing 5.1.1.

Dec 30 2009 | 12:20 pm

Now that Ableton have officially released Live 8.1.1, are we safe to install Max 5.1.1.? Or do we still need to install a Live beta to keep it working?

Dec 30 2009 | 12:57 pm

You’re safe to install 8.1.1 with Max 5.1.1.

Dec 30 2009 | 1:09 pm


Dec 30 2009 | 1:36 pm


Dec 31 2009 | 11:18 am

So, is it possible to determine which version(s) of Live are compatible with which version(s) of Max? Is there a well-defined outcome if the versions do not match, or does it all just crash and burn?

Dec 31 2009 | 10:42 pm

I think the problem this time was probably a one-time SNAFU (abbreviation for Situation Normal, All F–d Up, a popular WWII US Army slogan); we have two companies having to coordinate updates together, and this time it happened right around the holidays, probably making it even more of a challenge.

I don’t expect we’ll have this dilemma again; but it’s a good reminder for anyone that, to use another popular American slogan, "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" — upgrade carefully, and gather the info for a bit before you make the plunge. :)

Jan 03 2010 | 8:50 am

reading this post : … I’m not sure it is safe to upgrade.

8.1.1 and 5.1.1 are probably compatible, but 8.1.1 seems to be bad.
so safeness is relative, in that case.

Emmanuel, where could I find the changelog of 5.1.1 ?
I just would like to know if I upgrade now or not…

all the best

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