Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

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Fanu
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Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

Post by Fanu » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:46 pm

I have a licensed version of Suite 8.

I downloaded the latest Max (Max5_45300.dmg) and also installed the
"MaxForLiveContent.alp" that was included with it.
That shows up in the lib, but that's about it.

No Max-related content can be seen in any of my Live Devices menu.
Also, nothing Max-related is shown in "preferences -> File Folder"
menu.

I've also installed the very latest beta of Live and then re-authorized.

Max devices still won't show up.

Also, if I locate the .adv files in Finder and dbl-click on them or
drag them into Live, it says "this device is not available in this
version of Live".

If I run MaxMSP as an app, it says, of course, that I have 30 days
left and I can "demo" it.

But I want to see M4L in action inside Live.

I hope you have some ideas.
I posted this in the help exchange forum but I thought maybe there's someone here who's had the same problem.
I've been trying to tackle this for hours....no luck.
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benbracken
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Re: Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

Post by benbracken » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm

As with any demo of Live packs, you will need to start Ableton Live up in demo mode. To do this, go to Live Preferences->User Account/Licenses and select 'Show all products at startup'.

Restart Live and you should see the devices appear in the Live Device Browser.

-Ben

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Re: Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

Post by Fanu » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:09 am

Thanks, but I don't have that option there :/
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Fanu
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Re: Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

Post by Fanu » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:24 pm

Ableton's customer support helped me out :)

The versions I have are Live 8.2.2b5 and Live 8.2.2b6, which didn't display the 'Show all products at startup' option.
Installing the version 8.2.2 did the trick.
Yess!
So it brings me the M4L devices that I can now demo.
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Re: Max For Live (demo) devices not showing up for me

Post by benbracken » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:55 pm

Fanu,

Glad you got it sorted, have fun!

-Ben

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