If you do not see LiquidMusic.amxd in Max MIDI Effect, you can try to rescan the plugins:
- Go to Ableton Live’s Preferences
- Go to the “File Folder” tab, and then under “Rescan Plugins,” press “Rescan.”
Please press it 2 more times (sometimes Ableton needs a few tries).
- Close the Preferences
- Close/reopen the Max MIDI Effect tab in Live
You should now see the LiquidMusic.amxd plugin.
If you do not see the plugin after these steps:
In certain cases, the AMXD file does not get copied during the install process. You can see this problem in the Liquid Music installer log file:
Open this log file and scroll to the bottom; you will find the message
to process AMXD. In this case you can find the backup AMXD file(s) in these locations:
C:\Program Files\WaveDNA\Liquid Rhythm\LiquidMusic.amxd
C:\Program Files\WaveDNA\Liquid Rhythm\LiquidRhythm.amxd
Versions 1.7.0 and earlier install to the 32-bit location on 64-bit Windows:
C:\Program Files (x86)\WaveDNA\Liquid Rhythm\LiquidMusic.amxd
C:\Program Files (x86)\WaveDNA\Liquid Rhythm\LiquidRhythm.amxd
Note: You may have installed in a custom location. In that case, look for the AMXD backup file where you installed Liquid Music / Liquid Rhythm.
Depending on the version you installed, you may only have a single backup AMXD file. Not to worry: in Liquid Music, these two AMXDs are in fact binary-identical. This is to allow both to have access to the rhythm tools from Liquid Rhythm and the melody + harmony tools from Liquid Music, because you can only have a single instance of either in your Live Set.
If your backup install only has a single AMXD file, you can copy-and-paste this file twice, and ensure one is named “LiquidMusic.amxd” and one is named “LiquidRhythm.amxd” at the pasted location. Two screenshots representing this process, with a Liquid Music 1.6.4 installation on Windows 10, are included below:
The default Ableton User Library subfolder to place Max MIDI Effects is as follows:
/Users/<username>/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/MIDI Effects/Max MIDI Effect
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Ableton\User Library\Presets\MIDI Effects\Max MIDI Effect
If you have changed the Ableton User Library to a custom location, you will need to paste into the appropriate subfolder of your Ableton User Library directory (
Max MIDI Effect inside
MIDI Effects inside
User Library at your custom path).