How to Uninstall Liquid Rhythm / Liquid Music on macOS

Please note that regardless of whether you are a Liquid Rhythm or Liquid Music owner, these steps are the same. For instructions on how to uninstall Liquid Music on Windows click here.

Uninstall Liquid Music on macOS / Apple OS X 

In Apple OS X / macOS, the Liquid Music package installs the following:

  • Liquid Rhythm Standalone
  • Liquid Music VST / AU
  • Liquid Rhythm VST / AU / RTAS
  • Liquid Music & Liquid Rhythm Max for Live AMXD

The Liquid Rhythm package installs the following subset of the above:

  • Liquid Rhythm Standalone
  • Liquid Rhythm VST / AU / RTAS
  • Liquid Rhythm Max for Live AMXD

Please follow the steps below to cleanly uninstall Liquid Music and the components listed above. All directory locations listed below will be accessible using Finder.

  1. Remove the application.
    delete /Applications/
  2. Remove the plugins.
    delete /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/LiquidMusic.component
    delete /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/LiquidRhythm.component
    delete /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/LiquidMusic.vst
    delete /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/LiquidRhythm.vst
    delete /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/LiquidMusic.vst
    delete /Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins/LiquidRhythm.dpm
    You may also have the following cached Audio Unit information files, created by MaxMSP; if so, delete these as well:
    delete /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74/AudioUnits/LiquidMusic.auinfo
    delete /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74/AudioUnits/LiquidRhythm.auinfo
    delete /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74/Max 7/AudioUnits/LiquidMusic.auinfo
    delete /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74/Max 7/AudioUnits/LiquidRhythm.auinfo
    Also, if you have Liquid Music and ProTools, you may also have the following AAX plugin:
    delete /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/LiquidMusic.aaxplugin
  3. Remove the Max4Live Ableton patch.
    delete /Users/<username>/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/MIDI Effects/Max MIDI Effect/LiquidMusic.amxd
    delete /Users/<username>/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/MIDI Effects/Max MIDI Effect/LiquidRhythm.amxd
  4. Remove user data–including config files, logs, and downloaded content. 

    Note: Your Liquid Rhythm project files might have saved to this location. Please be sure to back up any of your work before deleting them!

    delete /Users/<username>/LiquidRhythm
    delete /Library/Application Support/LiquidRhythm
    delete /Library/Application Support/WaveDNA
    If you have installed much older versions of Liquid Rhythm (pre-1.4.x), you may also have the following directory to remove:
    delete /LiquidRhythm
    You may also wish to delete all in-application User Preference files, which are located at the following locations:
    delete /Library/Preferences/
    delete /Library/Preferences/wavedna.liquidmusic.preferences.plist
    delete /Library/Preferences/wavedna.liquidrhythm.preferences.plist
  5. Remove standalone MaxMSP preference files. 
    delete /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/LiquidLoops Audio Engine Preferences
    delete /Library/Application Support/LiquidLoops Audio Engine Preferences
  6. You may also wish to remove your WaveDNA License from your computer. Note that if you plan to re-install, you may not wish to perform this step, as you will have to re-activate your license for your current computer, which means that an additional seat on your license will be consumed. Please contact us if you do actually do this, and we can help you migrate your license and ensure you'll have the full two seats you purchased for two workstations.
    delete /Library/Preferences/com.wavedna.license.plist
    delete /Library/Preferences/wavedna.liquidmusic.license.plist
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