I just purchased Ableton Live Suite 8 and I don't see the Max for Live plugins in Ableton?! Any help would be much appreciated!
You just purchased Ableton Live Suite 8? But not Max for Live
(which uses Max but is different from Max)? Am I reading that correctly?
As I said Max is not
Max for Live - read here: http://cycling74.com/faq-maxforlive/
Max for Live is not included in Live Suite in version 8. It is
included in Live 9 Suite when it is released. If you just bought Suite 8 then you will have an automatic free upgrade to Live 9 Suite with included Max for Live.
I don't know if there is a trial version of Max for Live... Perhaps that is the 'without authorisation' option, but don't worry, your suite authorisation is still valid. When Live 9 is released you will be ble to download and use Max for Live, fully authorised.