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Installing Liquid Mix on the PC from the web installer

If you purchased your Liquid Mix prior to the release of the PC software and drivers, your installer DVD contains only the
Mac installer. If this is the case, you will need to download the web installer and emulations
here.

Follow the steps below to complete installation of the Liquid Mix Web Installer and Web Emulation packages.

  1. Download the Liquid Mix Web installer and the Liquid Mix emulations from the Focusrite website.
    Both can be obtained at the link shown below:

    http://www.focusrite.com/global/support/software/liquid_mix/

    If you require the high sample rate emulations (ie, 88.2kHz and above) you can request a Liquid Mix DVD from
    your distributor. To find a distributor near you, click here.

  2. Double click the web installer to run it. You can customize your installation options, as shown below.

    WebOnlyInstallLM.JPG

    If you are a Digidesign Pro Tools user and would like to install the RTAS plugins, make sure to
    select the 'RTAS Plugins' checkbox from the list of installation options.

    NOTE: The 'Liquid Mix software' install option appears greyed out. This is because it is a required installation option,
    and cannot be deselected.

  3. The installer detects the path to your VST plugins directory and sets this as the
    default location to install the Liquid Mix plugins. If you would like to install the plugins
    in a different location, you can change this path on the page shown below.

    LM VST location.JPG

  4. Continue following the onscreen instructions and click "Install" to install the
    Liquid Mix software. This will copy the Liquid Mix resources to your PC
    (including the Emulation files). Once the files are installed, you will see the driver installation page shown below.

    CompleteInstallLM.JPG

  5. When you reach the page shown above, connect the Liquid Mix hardware to your PC firewire port using the included firewire cable.
    If your firewire port is the smaller 4-pin type, you will also need to connect the Liquid Mix power supply.
    When Liquid Mix hardware is detected you should see the "Found New Hardware" window appear, as shown below.
    Click "Next" to install the Liquid Mix driver.

    FoundNewHardwareLM.JPG

  6. Windows will now install the driver. This may take a few minutes. When driver installation
    is complete, you will see the page below. Click "Finish" to finalize the driver installation
    and then click "Next" on the Installer window to complete installation. If you are installing the RTAS plugins,
    these will be wrapped and installed at this time.

    LM Driver Installed.JPG

  7. Software installation is now complete. You will see the page below. Click "Finish" to close the window.

    LM Install Finished.JPG

  8. Because the emulations files are not included in the web installer, they must be installed manually. To do this,
    start by unzipping the download package first. Then copy the emulation files to the LiquidMix emulations directory.
    After running the installer, you can access this directory from the Windows Start Menu. Go to:

    Start Menu >> All Programs >> Focusrite Liquid Mix >> Emulations

    This is a shortcut to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\LiquidMix

    NOTE: The Application Data directory may be 'hidden' by default. To enable access to hidden folders, do the following:

    1. Within a Windows XP directory, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Folder options..."
    2. Click the "View" tab and select "Show Hidden Files and Folders" from the options in the list.

    If you are using a non-English version of Windows XP or if you are running Windows XP on a drive other than
    the C: drive, the path to the emulations will be different. For example,
    if you are running the German version of Windows XP on a D: drive, it will be:

    D:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Alle Benutzer\Anwendungsdaten\LiquidMix

    Once you've copied the emulations to the Liquid Mix directory on your system, you are ready to run Liquid Mix.