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Developer's Description

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.

Full Specifications

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


Release April 8, 2011
Date Added April 8, 2011
Version 5.1.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac 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
Additional Requirements
  • Live 8.1.1 or higher
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