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Arché: Supported Digital Audio Workstations
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System Requirements

ArchéViolin, ArchéViola and ArchéCello are available as VST2 and AU only. You need a 64-bit host application supporting VST or AU plug-ins to play with Arché. Touché (SE) users can host Arché inside Lié Standalone.


macOS 10.10 and higher, 64bit host application. Please check this article regarding installing Arché under macOS 10.15 and higher


Windows 10 and higher, 64bit host application

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Supported DAWs (macOS 10.10 and higher):

  • Ableton Live 9 and later (AU, VST2)

  • Bitwig Studio 2 (VST2)

  • Steinberg Cubase / Nuendo (VST2)

  • MOTU Digital Performer 9 and later (AU, VST2)

  • ImageLine FL Studio 20 (AU, VST2)

  • Apple Logic Pro X (AU)

  • Cockos Reaper 5 (AU, VST2)

  • Propellerhead Reason 10 (VST2) (not inside Lié, see below)

  • BandLab Cakewalk (VST2)

  • PreSonus Studio One 4 (AU, VST2)

Supported DAWs (Windows 10 and higher):

  • Ableton Live 9 and later

  • Bitwig Studio 2

  • ImageLine FL Studio 20

  • Cockos Reaper 5

  • BandLab Cakewalk

  • PreSonus Studio One 4 and higher

Known Issues

Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo (only Windows)

For some configurations, CPU peaks and stuttering of the playback engine occur.

Avid ProTools

Not compatible: We don't offer an AAX version of Arché for the moment, so ProTools is not supported.

Propellerhead Reason (only Mac)

Arché works fine when being hosted directly in Reason. Using it inside Touché (SE)'s companion app however won't work, because Reason doesn't let Touché (SE) communicate with Lié.

Propellerhead Reason (only Windows)

fully incompatible: Overloading playback engine renders Arché unuseable in Reason on Windows systems for the time being.

MOTU Digital Performer (only Windows)

mostly incompatible: Recorded bow automation doesn't play back. Only playing live is possible.

Native Instruments Maschine 2 (Arché hosted directly without Lié)

Bow automation can only be recorded if a Maschine control knob is mapped to the Bow.

When using control elements on a 3rd party MIDI controller, you will only be able to change the rest position of a control knob (restriction by Native Instruments). This way, you are able to play Arché in realtime, but you won't be able to record the movement of the bow, unless using Maschine hardware's own control knobs.

Since Maschine Mikro mk3 doesn't feature control knobs, you won't be able to record a bow movement when using this configuration at all.

Additional Notes

Arché is not tested in the non-listed DAWs, but it could work. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported DAWs.


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