Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" Compatibility

  • Live Versions: ALL
  • Operating System: OS X 10.10

Is Live 9 compatible with OS X 10.10?

Live 9.1.6 (or higher) is compatible with OS X 10.10. You can download the latest Live version from your User Account. 

NOTE: For those using third party software or hardware in conjunction with Live, it is imperative to check with each manufacturer to make sure that there are no known issues with upgrading to OSX 10.10.

Is Live 8 compatible with OSX 10.10?

As Live 8 is a legacy version, no testing or updates have been performed with Live 8.4.2 or earlier. While it is possible that it may run, Live 8 is not officially supported on OS X 10.10.

Is Max for Live compatible with OS X 10.10?

There are currently no known issues with the latest version, Max 6.1.9.

You can download the latest Max version from your User Account or from the Cycling 74 website. 

Should I upgrade to OS X 10.10?

If you plan to upgrade to OS X 10.10, please be aware that there's always a risk that a new operating system introduces unforeseen problems or incompatibilities with your DAW, third party plug-ins (VST / AU), hardware drivers or other software tools you are using. We strongly recommend checking with each manufacturer if your software and hardware will work with the new operating system.

If you are working on time-critical projects, we'd recommend staying with your current operating system for the time being.

Are there any known issues with OS X 10.10?

Certain 32-bit VST plug-ins that make use of outdated versions of the JUCE framework seem to have drawing problems with the plug-in GUI.

The symptoms are: completely empty plug-in windows, misaligned UI elements, not being able to close the plug-in window.

If you experience such issues, we recommend using the 64-bit versions of these plug-ins, if available, and contacting the plug-in developer for additional information.

Users encountering errors while exporting audio/video may be using a Live zoom setting other than 100%. If you experience such errors, please reset the zoom to 100% to complete the export. 

If you upgrade right away and experience any problems, please contact Ableton Support with the details.