Explore new creative possibilities and save 20% on a Crossgrade to Max.

If you already own Max for Live separately or as part of Live 11 Suite, now’s a great time to crossgrade to the full version of Max 8

Get Max 8 for only USD 159.

Get more out of Max, in Live and beyond

The full version of Max can easily be integrated into your existing workflow. Just download the latest version of Max 8 from Cycling ’74 and update Live’s preferences to get started. You can play with Max’s distinctive audio tools directly in Live, or check out everything Max 8 has to offer as a standalone programming environment.

Create custom devices and processes with Gen

Gen is a visual DSP toolbox for designing filters and effects at the single sample level. Powering some of the most popular and inventive Max for Live devices (including Bengal, Oscillot, and Dub Machines), Gen is both accessible and capable of professional-quality performance.

"At first I only saw Gen as a way to build single sample feedback loops suitable for physical models and complex filter design. But then I noticed that coding in Gen is incredibly powerful and fun in a much, much wider sense. Some sort of RISC version of Max inside Max." - Robert Henke, Audiovisual Artist and Developer

Explore new dimensions of sound design with MC

MC is a feature of Max 8 that makes it dramatically easier to work with multiple channels of audio. With MC, connecting, controlling and mixing hundreds of samples, plug-ins or synth voices becomes simple and intuitive. Adding small variations to multiple channels of audio opens the door to rich and complex sounds. For example, you can apply subtle frequency randomization to a bank of oscillators to create a shimmering cloud effect.

Add RNBO to take patching to new places

RNBO is a new Max-inspired patcher, purpose-built for code export. With RNBO, you can export patches to Web Audio, hardware, and portable C++ code. RNBO can even be used to create highly-efficient compiled Max objects for use in Max for Live devices. Experience RNBO in trial mode with a full Max license, and unlock all the features with the RNBO add-on.

Become a creative coder

Max is a refined and comprehensive programming environment with a long history of supporting innovative projects. Max isn’t just audio software; it’s been extended to connect to pretty much everything, from OpenGL to Node.js and beyond. With the full version of Max, you’ll be able to turn your creations into standalone applications that you can distribute to anyone. Get full hardware support with up to 1024 channels of audio I/O and the ability to develop patches on machines without a Live install.  

Terms and conditions

For the duration of Ableton’s current sale, a crossgrade to Max is available both to owners of Max for Live and Live 11 Suite at a 20% discount on the Cycling ‘74 website.