Max 8.5.3 Release Version

    This page contains a record of fixed bugs and added features.
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    System Requirements


    • OS X 10.11.6 or later
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended).


    • OS 11.0 or later
    • Apple Silicon processor
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

    Download 8.5.3 | Feb 14, 2023

    Release Notes

    New Features

    • amxd~: can have a help file
    • fzero~: ‘quiet’ attribute
    • RNBO: v.1.1.0 update
    • umenu: @highlight color used in dropdown highlight when @applycolors is 1

    Fixed Bugs

    • Audio <-> Scheduler timing: improved accuracy
    • buffer~: ‘writeraw’ file dialog is suppressed when file name is given
    • cascade~: works when input list contains integers
    • crosspatch: fixed restoration order
    • crosspatch: inlabel / outlabel have text editor in Inspector
    • crosspatch: presets/pattrstorage/snapshots connections cleared before restore
    • Database: fixed slow launch on Windows
    • GLCore: color attr of can override color of attached objects
    • GLCore: fixed matrix context rendering
    • GLCore: support for distinct face drawing modes
    • GLCore: support for two-sided lighting
    • hi: fixed crash with some controllers on disconnect (Mac)
    • fix default lighting
    • / drawn after fullscreen jit.window (Win)
    • (AVF): fixed output ready/failure notifications
    • (AVF): fixed texture clear
    • (AVF): improved reading and disposing of files
    • jit.playlist: fixed issues on MacOS 13.1
    • line~ / curve~: end bang improvements
    • line~ / curve~: fixed stop after immediate output
    • live.adsr~: fixed decay stage when driven by a signal
    • live.step: parameter saved when set by dictionary input
    • mapping: improved ‘pickup’ behavior
    • Math fuzzy float comparision: misc improvements
    • Max for Live editor: tour suppressed when launched from Live
    • Max for Live editor: update checking suppressed when launched from Live
    • mc.function: fixed focus issues while changing points and values are output
    • mc.snowphasor~: reduced minimum allowable rate / interval to 0.1
    • MIDI: removed CC#0-31 restriction for 14-bit CC messages
    • mtr: fixed immediate output when events are inserted
    • mtr: saves empty track info
    • Packages: Package fonts are loaded on first run
    • Patcher Continuous Zoom: works in RNBO patcher / edited Max for Live device
    • path: don’t return ‘/’ if a ‘boot path’ fails to conform
    • pattrstorage: fixed ‘renumber’ message
    • playlist~: fixed harmless timestretching errors
    • plugsync~: fixed samplecount outlet when used in amxd~
    • Project / amxd~ / Gen: fixed crash when saving after ‘open original’ from bpatcher
    • sflist~ / sfplay~: fixed crash printing cues
    • snapshot~: bang message is sample accurate
    • Soundfile: improved mp3 loading on Windows
    • Standalone: fixed crashing when jit.window/pwindow is present
    • subdiv~: pattern cleared correctly (fixed no pattern behavior)
    • textedit: fixed value sync issues when setting contents via scheduler thread
    • themecolor: fixed notification for dynamic color human-readable names
    • VIZZIE: fixed bang output when texture-output enabled
    • vst~: hide JUCE 'MIDI CC %d|%d' parameters by default
    • vst~: permit 1 channel input/output
    • xctlin: first message not skipped with new channel