Installation involves two steps:
- Download and installation of MaxScore/LiveScore
- Authorization of MaxScore/LiveScore
1. Download of MaxScore/LiveScore
Get the installers for:
Version 0.8.38 (posted on July 30, 2018)
MaxScore / LiveScore requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in order to run.
The current installation of MaxScore also contains a Java test device called LiveScore.JavaTest.amxd which can be used to test your Java installation.
Please follow these instructions on how to install MaxScore. IMPORTANT! Uninstall any previous version of MaxScore you may have already installed. The uninstaller resides in [your_Max_folder]/Uninstallers/MaxScore.
After downloading the installer, open the file. You will first see a splash screen with a blue scorpion and a text window informing you about the steps you’re about to take:
2. Location of installed files
The installer puts
– Max resources into a folder called MaxScore in [path_to_Max_folder]>Packages.
– Ableton Live files into a folder called LiveScore in [path_to Ableton_folder]>User Library.
3. Authorization of MaxScore
You’ll need to authorize MaxScore once you’re done with the installation process. For this, use your old JMSL license or request a new license from www.algomusic.com (the macOS installer will take you there at the end of the installation). Once you’ve received your license file (a short text file with the .lic extension), locate the file named JMSL_License_installer.jar in the following location inside your Max directory: Packages/MaxScore/License_installer/. Double click that file and a window will open showing a gray rectangle and instructions to drag your JMSL.lic file into it. This will install your JMSL license. Alternatively open MaxScore Combo from MaxScore Overview (which you’ll find in the Max Extras menu) or the Max>New From Template menu, click on Open Editor and open the JMSL License Installer by choosing Authorize MaxScore from the editor’s File menu.
There is no need to install additional software such as the current JMSL release!! Once you’re done either open Max and choose MaxScore Template or MaxScore Combo from the Max File>New From Template menu or open the set LiveScore Demo.als in Ableton Live.
The MaxScore/LiveScore Fluidsynth and Sampler components come with default sounds, but may require more sounds for playback. This page will help you to get you started.
5. Additional Downloads
If you want to use the DJster Autobus-Scorepion, a generative plugin capable generating musical structures according to rules that Clarence Barlow implemented in his AUTOBUSK software, you will need to download additional resources from djster.georghajdu.de. The download also contains DJster versions for Ableton Live and Quintet.net.
6. Checking your Installation
We have created a Live device which is capable of checking the three most common reasons why the installation of MaxScore might have failed. Refer to this page for further instructions as to how to use this device.