S4racen wrote: cotdagoo wrote:
Eventually screwed around with Max 7 registration/trial and think it might have had something to do with licensing or activating the demo of Max 7 that finally made the dropouts stop. Still not entirely sure though since I was just screwing around.
This has been confirmed by Cycling, when in an unregistered demo there will be audio drop outs caused by Max 7
Do you have any link, or source regarding confirmation by Cycling74, which includes what they were confirming? There has been no indication from our conversations with C74 that audio dropouts are an intended consequence of the license being introduced for developers.
It seems that audio dropouts are most likely due to errors, from the new Max 7 release (there are a huge number of errors fixed in the changelog of Max 7.0.1)
Max for Live, using Max 7 is free to use and fully comptaible with Live 9 for end users. According to C74 they are not planning on charging end users for Max for Live, which uses Max 7. They are charging developers for Max 7 though (who want to edit devices).
That also appears to be how it is explained from C74 FAQ:
Is Max 6 or 7 compatible with Max for Live?
Ableton Live 9: Max 7 is compatible with Live 9 , and you can use Max 7 as the Max for Live editor if you are a Max 7 license holder.
And the same from Ableton website:
Is Max 7 compatible with Live 9?
If you own a full Max 7 stand-alone license, you can use Max 7 as your Max for Live editor.
Users who only own a regular Max for Live license will need to use Max 6 as their editor.
There seems to be a lot of confusion for max for live users around the release of Max 7. Hopefully this can dispel these myths.