The Liquid Music installer installs the following items:
- Liquid Music VST / AU / AAX (1.7.0 and up)
- Liquid Music AMXD (for Ableton Live “Max For Live”).
- Liquid Rhythm VST / AU / AAX (1.8.0 and up) / Standalone
If you run the standalone, Liquid Music will automatically run as Liquid Rhythm. This is because there is currently no standalone version of Liquid Music – Liquid Music only works as a VST, AU, AAX or Ableton Live “Max For Live” device.
In DAWs hosting VST, AU, or AAX, Liquid Music and Liquid Rhythm run separately from separate plugins. Note that for AU users, Liquid Music is an AU MIDI Effect and will only work in DAWs supporting this format (such as Logic Pro), while Liquid Rhythm is an AU Instrument and is more widely compatible across DAWs which host AU.
In the Max for Live format, both plugins (LiquidMusic.amxd and LiquidRhythm.amxd) allow access to the rhythm tools from Liquid Rhythm and the melody + harmony tools from Liquid Music. This is because you can only have a single instance of either in your Live set. Live Clips on drum rack tracks will automatically be read into the rhythm tools (from Liquid Rhythm), while Clips on tonal tracks will automatically load into the harmony tools (from Liquid Music). You can switch between rhythm tools and harmony tools by heading into our application’s “View” menu and selecting “Switch to Rhythm Tools” or “Switch to Harmony Tools.” For more information check out this article.