Max is about real time, so performance is crucial to all Max users. To prepare for Max 8, we searched through every corner of Max to find ways that we could speed up operation and loading, and the results are even better than we hoped. Max 8 starts up 4-10x faster, loads big patches faster by a factor of two, and improves upon Max 7’s user interface redrawing speed.
Ableton Live 10 is using a preliminary version of Max 8 as the Max for Live Editor. This is not the full Max 8 application, and is not intended to be used outside of the context of Live 10. Here are a few things to know about what’s going on.