How open Max in standalone

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spinlud
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How open Max in standalone

Post by spinlud » Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:07 am

Hi,
is it possible somehow to open Max in standalone without passing through Ableton?
I have tried to open directly Max.app in Contents->App-Resources-Max (MacOS) but it loads without license activated (so saving is disabled). Only when opening it thorugh a M4L device in Ableton the license loads correctly.

Any clue?

chapelier fou
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Re: How open Max in standalone

Post by chapelier fou » Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:41 am

Max standalone and Max for Live are two different licenses.
But as you noticed, you can always use Ableton to "cheat" with it. You should take this "secret" hack as a bonus.
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spinlud
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Re: How open Max in standalone

Post by spinlud » Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:55 am

chapelier fou wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:41 am
Max standalone and Max for Live are two different licenses.
But as you noticed, you can always use Ableton to "cheat" with it. You should take this "secret" hack as a bonus.
I alway thought that when buying Ableton I am also buying a Max license, isn't that right? Since Max is bundled with Ableton

chapelier fou
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Re: How open Max in standalone

Post by chapelier fou » Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:57 am

No.
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ecuk
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Re: How open Max in standalone

Post by ecuk » Mon Dec 04, 2023 3:58 pm

See https://cycling74.com/products/crossgrade for a bit more information..
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