Yes, it will run offline for up to 180 days before you need to connect to the internet again. Max will prompt you when you get close to that time to reconnect to our authorization server. Also, full licenses (no subscriptions) can be transferred to iLok for offline use.
When you first purchase a subscription, your computer must be connected to the internet to receive the authorization. Your computer will be authorized offline for up to 30 days before you need to connect to the internet again.
No. You need a Max account to purchase Max 7. Your Max authorization will be tied to that account instead of a serial number.
No. There is only one installer and only one flavor of the Max application. The only difference between a 'academic' (student, teacher, or school), 'subscription', and 'permanent' license is the amount paid for the program and/or whether or not your license expires after some period of time (e.g. the 12-month student license). The '30-day demo' simply refers to the fact that Max will run without copy protection for the first 30 days. There are no limitations to the program during this period.
If it is a Max Patch: You can send your patch to any person who owns Max and has it installed. That person can open it directly, edit and save. There's also a 30-day demo available for downloading. During the 30-day period, that person can open it directly, edit and save. After 30 days, it cannot be saved.
If it's a Max Collective: You may also build a collective out of your patch. This bundles up your patch into one file to make it easier to send. It's especially useful if your patch contains a number of different files. Collectives are cross-platform compatible (Max/MSP 4.3 or greater). Like a Patch, a Collective also requires a Max installation, demo, or runtime version (only for Max 6 or older). Refer to the documentation for more details on how to create collectives.
If it's a Max Standalone: You may turn your patch into a platform-specific standalone application. A standalone does not require any additional Max installation or runtime. You can give this away free.
If it's saved as a Max 7 Project: The project is portable and can be opened by other Max 7 users.
As of Max 6.1, Max is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions. The MacOS download contains both versions as a FAT bundle; you can change whether it runs in 32- or 64-bit mode using “Get Info” on the Max application in the Finder. For Windows, there are separate 32- and 64-bit downloads. Third party objects will not work with 64-bit versions of Max 6.1 or later, as they will need to be recompiled for 64-bit compatibility. Max 6.0.8 is a 32-bit binary application. Max audio processing bit depth was updated to 64-bit as of Max 6.0.
Max audio processing bit depth was updated to 64-bit as of Max 6.0. The bit resolution of Max messages is dependent on the version of software that you are using. Versions before Max 6.1, and the 32-bit versions of Max 6.1+, use 32-bit numeric data. The 64-bit version of Max 6.1+ uses 64-bit numeric data for all message contents.
We have improved the 64 bit Max features with each subsequent release. To see what is supported by the version you have installed installed, in the Max application, go to 'Help > Latest Support Information'.
In Max 6, we introduced an architecture for the translation of the user interface. We hope to extend this architecture to the rest of Max Documentation and Max patches at some point in the future. Currently, we have partnered with MI7 for a Japanese translation, and CMMAS for a Spanish translation. If you are interested in translating Max, please contact Support.
Yes, it is compatible with Ableton Live 9.