I’ve installed Liquid Music (“Max for Live”) and I can see LiquidMusic.amxd in Categories > Max MIDI Effect. However, when I double-click it nothing happens. What is wrong?
There are a few reasons why this happens:
- Make sure that you’ve completely uninstalled any previous versions of Liquid Music or Liquid Rhythm before your current Liquid Music install. Instructions here: macOS. Windows.
- Ensure you have the correct version of Max installed:
- Liquid Music 1.8.0 is most widely compatible across Max versions (though is 64-bit only); it should work with bundled Max 8 in Live 11 and Live 10, and for Live 9 requires Max 7 64-bit.
- Liquid Music 1.7.0 requires Max 8.5.1+ in Live 11, though should work with the bundled Max 8 in Live 10, and for Live 9 requires Max 7 in the same architecture as Live (32-bit or 64-bit).
- In Liquid Music 1.7.0 and earlier, issues of this sort can be related to incorrect or missing Java:
- Sometimes the Max for Live plugin will do nothing if there is no appropriate Java installed. On macOS, sometimes it instead gives an error message saying “It’s not you it’s me”.
- Please refer to the Liquid Music 1.7.0 System Requirements and Java Requirements for Liquid Music 1.7.0 to ensure all prerequisites are met, and for links to Java and Max.
- Liquid Music 1.8.0 uses bundled Java for all modes of operation and thus avoids this issue.
- Sometimes after a fresh install or an update, wherein the AMXD was installed alongside the VST and/or AU, the first time you run Live after the install, the AMXD plugin will not do anything (or on macOS gives the error message saying “It’s not you it’s me”). Restart Live and try again. If this still doesn't work, restart your computer and try again. If this still doesn't work, try a complete uninstall and reinstall. Instructions here: macOS. Windows.