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. until 10.14, 64bit host application
Windows 10, 64bit host application
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For some configurations, CPU peaks and stuttering of the playback engine occur. We are currently examining and working on this issue (status of June 2019).
Not compatible: We don't offer an AAX version of Arché for the moment, so ProTools is not supported. You could use wrappers like Blue Cat's PatchWork or Vienna Ensemble Pro as a workaround.
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.
fully incompatible: Overloading playback engine renders Arché unuseable in Reason on Windows systems for the time being.
mostly incompatible: Recorded bow automation doesn't play back. Only playing live is possible.
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.
Arché is not tested in the non-listed DAWs, but it could work. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported DAWs.