Use custom instruments, audio effects, and MIDI effects in Ableton Live.

    Aconica used Max for Live to turn visitors into grand orchestra conductors at the Mendelssohn Museum’s installation, "Effektorium" in Liepzig.

    Ready-to-use and custom and audio devices

    Over 100 well-documented devices, building blocks, and lessons, including many of our much-loved Pluggo plugins. And over 1000 more freely available from a strong community of device builders.

    Add video, hardware control, lighting design and more to your Live set.

    You can control lighting, interact directly with hardware devices, and even generate live visuals from inside of a Max for Live device.

    Take command of your entire set with the Live API.

    Control your entire Live set from inside a single Max for Live device. The Live API Max objects let you create LFOs for anything, find unique ways to manipulate clip playback, or gather information about anything in the set.

    Go beyond Max for Live

    While Max for Live gives you the devices, crossgrading to Max gives you a new world to explore; including multichannel support, custom application building tools, and extensive video capabilities.