I've already emailed Ableton with this question a couple days ago, but since it's the holidays they haven't answered yet.

I currently own a Live 9 Standard license, and I was thinking about buying Max for Live. However, since I will eventually want to upgrade to a Suite license in the future, will the upgrade price be the same as it would be if I didn't already have Max for Live, or will it take that into account, similarly to how FL Studio upgrades cost less if you already own some of the plugins?


  • If you hear back from Ableton, I hope you'll post what they say as an answer to your own question. I'm curious about this also. Dec 27, 2017 at 4:16
  • Oh I forgot. Licensing questions are off-topic. You might try the Ableton forums and hopefully their support will help. Dec 28, 2017 at 19:56
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions about software licensing are off-topic. Dec 28, 2017 at 19:57

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Ableton emailed back. Here's what they said

If you buy Max for Live separately, the upgrade price to Suite will still be the same. The "better option" would be to go to Suite directly.

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