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new m4l lessons with max 5.1.8 missing

Apr 01 2011 | 3:54 am

i would appreciate it if someone could help. the new update for 5.1.8 is supposed to contain 17 lessons according to the site, but my ableton live 8.2.2 only shows 13? i also do not see any new lessons or content in my live library. can anyone else check out their installs and see if they show lessons 14-17, and what they are and how to get them perhaps?
thanks much.

Apr 04 2011 | 7:06 pm

got the same problem. can`t find any new devices except these, i manually downloaded from the site. do i have to reinstall something, or download a package, or am i just too dumb to find these?

Apr 04 2011 | 7:32 pm

Try uninstalling the MFL live pack (Live Preferences->Library), then reinstalling the latest MFL Live Pack, found in Max5/support/Live Packs.

If this doesn’t help, try clicking ‘Repair Library’ in Live Preferences->Library.


Apr 07 2011 | 8:14 pm

I have the same problem as deeplife and it seems some others. I have tried all the suggestions but its not made any difference.
I seem to be missing lessons 14-17 and in there place are the API lessons. so 14 is API starters, 15 is Api modifiers, the transformers, spatialisers,specialisers and navigators. so they are lessons 14 – 19.
Any suggestions as to what is wromg here

May 02 2011 | 6:55 pm

I have the same problem on 2 separate computers and 2 operating systems. Lessons 14 – 15 – 16 -17 and 19 are missing. The folders are there and you can see .txt and .tif files but no .amxd files. Also only 2 of 5 of the MaxForLive Community Devices are there. In Win7 the MaxForLive Community Devices folder did not appear.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the Live pack but it did not work.
I repaired the library but it did not work.

Ableton 8.2.2 – Max 5.18 – MaxForLive Content 2.1 – OSX 10.6.7
Ableton 8.2.2 – Max 5.18 – MaxForLive Content 2.1 – Win7 64 Home

Would it be possible to find the .amxd files someplace and put them into the folders manually?

May 02 2011 | 8:28 pm

Just tried to update my XP Desktop and same problem. Lesson 14,15,16,17,18 and 20 are missing. I was mistaken above 19 is there and 18 and 20 are missing.

Ableton 8.2.2 – Max 5.18 – MaxForLive Content 2.1 – WinXP Pro SP2

May 02 2011 | 8:34 pm

Hi Grizzle,

How are you navigating to these lessons? Are you using the browser? This will not get you to the actual lessons. You need to do that using the Help view window.

Go to Help menu->Help View, then select ‘Show all add on lessons’.


May 02 2011 | 10:08 pm

Hi Ben,

I was going through the browser – a habit I got into. Went through the lessons instead and they are all there. I’ll leave my post in case anybody else slips up in a similar fashion. Thanks for the response Ben.


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