I only need max msp for a short time for a project I have to do. I certainly can’t afford to buy the full version and I don’t need it for a year so it seems silly to buy the 12 month package when I will only need it for 1 or 2 months, if that.
if i download the free trial of version 5, use it for 30 days, will I then be able to download version 6 and use that for another 30 days?
I’m certain that the trial periods of version 5 and version 6 are counted separately, so "yes". I once installed the trial of v5 on a new machine and a few days later, installed v6 on the same machine and, when I opened each version, they had a different number of remaining days left.