Liquid Music 1.7.0 includes Liquid Rhythm 1.7.0 VST / AU plugins and the Liquid Rhythm standalone application. Liquid Music features VST / AU / AAX / AMXD plugin compatibility in:
- Tracktion Waveform [macOS/Windows]
- FL Studio [macOS/Windows]
- Logic Pro X [macOS]
- Cubase Pro [macOS/Windows]
- Studio One [macOS/Windows]
- Cakewalk [Windows]
- Reaper [macOS/Windows]
- Ableton Live [macOS/Windows]
- Reason [macOS only]
- Digital Performer [macOS/Windows]
- Mixcraft [Windows]
- Bitwig [macOS only]
- Acid Pro [Windows]
- Pro Tools [macOS/Windows]
Note on Ableton Live compatibility:
Liquid Music 1.7.0 is fully compatible with Ableton Live 11 as a Max for Live AMXD, VST and AU Plugin. To run the AMXD version, users will need to have Java 1.8 JDK installed on their system, as well as no later Java (9 or later) installed (the later Java will override the 1.8 JDK). Links for the JDK and more info are available at the following article: Java Requirements for Liquid Music 1.7.0
Liquid Music 1.7.0 was compatible with Ableton Live 11.0 upon release, though many changes in both Live and Max through Live 11.1+ (coinciding with development in both applications for Apple Silicon) left a long period of incompatibility between Live 11 and Liquid Music 1.7.0 as a Max for Live device. These issues are now completely resolved in Live 11 as of the release of Max 8.5.1; Liquid Music 1.7.0 is once again fully Max for Live compatible with Live 11, if Live is configured to use Max 8.5.1 or greater. Download it here from Cycling '74. Ableton configuration instructions here.
Users of Ableton Live 11 will be met on initial launch with a message about Liquid Music "using an old method to modify MIDI notes." Users can click "do not show this message again" and then click "proceed" and you will be able to use the AMXD normally. (The reason for this message is that LM 1.7.0 does not incorporate any of the extended features introduced into Ableton Live involving the ability to edit multiple clips concurrently or providing additional MIDI note controls for separate velocities for note-on and note-off.)
Note on Pro Tools compatibility:
In Liquid Music 1.7.0 / Liquid Rhythm 1.7.0, there is no Liquid Rhythm AAX plugin, only a Liquid Music AAX. We had previously developed a Liquid Rhythm RTAS for Pro Tools compatibility, though RTAS is no longer supported by Pro Tools in versions newer than 10.3.8.
A workaround for Liquid Rhythm 1.7.0 and Pro Tools is to use the Liquid Rhythm standalone application alongside Pro Tools, and to either route audio or MIDI from Liquid Rhythm into Pro Tools, or to export audio or MIDI from Liquid Rhythm into your Pro Tools project. On the other hand, Liquid Music has an AAX plugin type and is compatible in Pro Tools.
Liquid Music 1.8.0 introduces Liquid Rhythm 1.8.0 AAX support and Apple Silicon / macOS 11+ compatibility.
Note on Reason and Bitwig compatibility on Windows:
Liquid Music 1.7.0 and Liquid Rhythm 1.7.0 are not compatible in Reason or Bitwig on Windows, though they are compatible on macOS. However, a workaround exists if you also own FL Studio. You can use FL Studio as a VST in either Reason or Bitwig, and host Liquid Music VST or Liquid Rhythm VST inside the FL Studio VST, inside your current Reason / Bitwig project.
Liquid Music 1.8.0 introduces Reason and Bitwig compatibility for Liquid Music and Liquid Rhythm on Windows.