Liquid Music's Max For Live plugin is not showing in Ableton Live

If you do not see LiquidMusic.amxd in Max MIDI Effect, please do the following:

  1. Go to Ableton Live’s preferences
  2. 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).
  3. Close the Preferences
  4. 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 log file: (mac and windows location is the same)

<user home>\LiquidRhythm\logs\clipsnativeinstallerlog.txt  

Open this log file and scroll to the bottom; you will find the message “Failed to process AMXD”. In this case you can find the backup AMXD file in these locations:

For MAC OSX the backup AMXD file is here


For Windows the backup AMXD file is here * (standard install location):

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.

Two screenshots representing this process, on Windows, are included below:


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    Giuliano Bozzi

    No chance on MacOs  Monterey can't find the directories as describedAMDX files are in many places but it's not possible make it running. I'm smashed trying to fix it. UN-installed and  Re-installed Live 11, Java 8, MAx for live 8, LM many times, but nothing works


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    WaveDNA Tech Support

    Hi Giuliano, sorry that you are hitting issues. There does seem to be a bug with the AMXD in LM and Monterey with some versions of Ableton Live 11, but bear in mind that this is a Beta version and we are working on a new Beta that will address these issues. There does also seem to be a way around the bug but it involves some hackery. Contact us through if you wish to attempt the hack; we should have a process clarified by the middle of next week, we hope.

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