An interactive graphical programming environment for music, audio, and media. Max is the graphical programming environment that provides user interface, timing, communications, and MIDI support. MSP adds on real-time audio synthesis and DSP, and Jitter extends Max with video and matrix data processing.
What's new in version 5.1.8
trigger no longer outputs a list when there's only one numeric item
pattrstorage: client and storage windows show new pattr and autopattr arrivals immediately, rather than requiring the windows to be closed and reopened
coll: renumbering dirties the coll, so that refer clients (cellblock) can know that the contents change changed
message box fix for crash appending or prepending items
filebrowser: fix for crashes opening browser when no prefs exist.
pattrstorage: @changemode now reliable for integer values.
fixed crash when applying a prototype to an object when the inspector is viewing the object
pattrstorage: inspector attributes @savemode and @autorestore are disabled when pattrstorage is in parameter mode with 'Initial Enable' enabled
live.object: calling 'get' on a property with no value (for instance, 'get devices' called on a track with 0 devices) now returns 'propertyname ', rather than simply 'propertyname'.
live.observer: observing a property with no value causes the symbol '' to be reported from the object's outlet, rather than an empty list.
fix for Max for Live multiprocessor dropouts
live.dial restore properly its size when the patching and presentation rect differ
umenu: display items longer than 255 characters
umenu no longer crash when receiving "delete 0" while the menu is empty
spigot~: fix for custom cache path
umenu: delete 74 doesn't attempt to remove the 74th item if it is not there
adsr~ clock unset fix
slider works properly in automatic orentation when the patching_size and presentation_size are different
sfplay~ displays the correct error message when trying to clear while the dsp is on
stutter~ dirties the buffer properly
preset now displays slotnames when linked to a pattrstorage
Hide Subwindows no longers hides an abstraction that has been modified with MRO. Prevents crashes when abstraction's parent patcher is subsequently closed.
pictctrl: mouse delta improvements in dial mode
jit.wake: fix for garbage memory when resizing
text no longer crashes when the patch is closed while the editor is open
pattrstorage: setting or removing a slotname dirties the patcher
live.text and live.toggle display the focus
live.meter~: no longer output erroneous value when controled by a float
live.text and live.toggle now reacts on key input
seq~: properly output single int/float elements (introduced in 5.1.5)
nodes: speed improvements when the slider is visible
jit.freeframe: 'FreeFramePlugins' folder in the Max search path will be found, as documented.
live.observer: live.observer objects in subpatches no longer break when duplicating devices.
live.thisdevice: new rightmost outlet reports preview state for the current context (a 1 will be sent in the Editor while a 0 is sent in Live and vice versa, as preview mode is enabled and disabled.
live.grid: in matrix mode, a constraint column can now be totally empty
jit.displays: (Windows only) no longer resets display (in @resetmode 1) if no changes have been made to the initial/snapshotted settings
pattr objects: (Windows) pattr-incompatible objects are no longer displayed by pattrstorage/bound to autopattr and pattr objects
stripnote properly converts float to int as the documentation says
pattrstorage: fix for an endless loop in @activewrite mode + parameter mode when restoring the active state
live.remote~: when changing targets, live.remote~ resends its last value to the new target.
js: post() no longer crashes on strings longer than 2k characters
rect~: no longer crashes when receiving bad syncrhronization values
Support for reading encoded (mp3/m4v/etc) and encrypted samples from Ableton's browser via live.drop.
jit.qt.movie: re-enabled late window binding (in case the window isn't available when requested, jit.qt.movie will try a few times until giving up.
jit.qt.movie: eliminated a crash when loading movies in direct-to-window mode
ReleaseApril 8, 2011
Date AddedApril 8, 2011
Operating SystemsMac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel