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From tight rooms to chorused ethereal spaces, Tai Chi is the next generation ensemble character reverb specialising in luscious chorused reverbs that are perfect for synth, guitar, electric piano and vocals.

Powerful Atmos Ensemble Reverb

Featuring surgical multi-band reverb editing, rich chorusing and empowering control over fidelity and dynamics, Tai Chi has the flexibility and dexterity you need to give compositions a rich and energetic new dimension.

Envisioned as the perfect combination of heritage vibe and contemporary class, Tai Chi is an unbelievably rich yet pristine algorithmic character reverb.

The perfect combination of the deep editing potential of the past with the ease of use of the present, Tai Chi is perfect for synth swells, vocals and electric pianos.

If the full fat Tai Chi is more than you need right now, try Tai Chi Lite. With the same great chorus, reverb and reflections engine but without the multi-band, fidelity and dynamics engines it is the ideal low-cost route to a rich and luscious reverb for your production arsenal. Upgrade at any time to the standard edition if you find you can’t resist going a little deeper!

“Holy F**k! Tai Chi just like its name suggests, is the mastery and control over continuous flow of energy and movement. Tai Chi gives me the much needed ability to create an additional layer of movement on already beautiful reverbs in multi-channel setups all the way up to 7.1.6. I love that I’m able to craft intricate spaces and unbelievably lush tails to send my music into a multiverse of my own. Tai Chi is a modern tool made with timeless usability in mind.“

Alvin WeeEncanto, Top Gun: Maverick, Mulan, She Hulk

Welcome To Multi-band

For reverb decay time shaping we always had to choose between the rigid but high-precision sculpture of multi-band decays or the smoothly evolving in-loop roll-off of traditional reverb time multiplier contouring filters.

With up to four bands of decay time control, two contouring filters and a low damping filter Tai Chi has by far the most flexible algorithmic reverb decay shapes found in the industry.

Whether it’s for creative sound design or realistic space simulation – or a combination of the two – you’ll appreciate the dexterity and versatility of Tai Chi.

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The Dynamic Duo

An essential feature of modern reverbs, ducking and compression allow you to improve the clarity and intelligibility of vocal phrases by keeping the reverb out of the way when it matters most and letting it flood in to fill the gaps when you need it.

Tai Chi lets you apply dynamics to the wet mix or just the reverb itself. This means the spatialisation provided by the reflection engine is never compromised even when extreme reverb ducking is called for.

When used in conjunction with the shape control for natural reverb attacks your music will blend effortlessly into the space with just a few quick edits.

“Tai Chi is an amazing reverb. The Dynamics and Modulation sections are incredibly powerful for creating wonderful guitar textures. I can see this replacing a couple of quite complex routing setups on mixes and I know it’s definitely going to enhance my vocal chains. Brilliant!!”

Mike ExeterGrammy Winning producer: Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Cradle of Filth

Ensemble... and then some!

Tai Chi has a rich and luscious chorus. With scores of synchronised modulated reads distributed throughout the reverb it thickens synth and guitars beautifully whilst avoid the characteristic dragging sharp and flat in many heavily chorused reverbs of old.

Of course if you want some heavy detuning or dissonant reverberant drifting we’ve got you covered, it is only a click away!

Subtle chorus can be dialled in to elevate and enrich virtually any source, or more extreme settings can create dramatic soundscapes that quickly diverge into a psychedelic aura.

You will also find the ‘wander’ type modulations wonderful for creating the thick and gritty reverbs associated with some of the most famous hall reverb algorithms of the past.

Tai Chi Lite

If the standard edition of Tai Chi is more than you need right now, try Tai Chi Lite.

With the same great chorus, reverb and reflections engine but without the surround support, multi-band, fidelity and dynamics engines it is the ideal low-cost route to a rich and luscious reverb for your production arsenal. Upgrade at any time to the standard edition if you find you can’t resist going a little deeper!

Compare Editions

To help you decide if Tai Chi or Tai Chi Lite is best for you, compare the two editions in the table below.

A license for the standard edition can also unlock Tai Chi Lite.

Lite

$ 99

Perpetual License

64-bit VST, VST3, AU and AAX

Mono or stereo reverb

Rich chorus and deep modulation

Simple decay contouring

4-band master EQ

25 presets

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Standard

$ 199

Perpetual License

64-bit VST, VST3, AU and AAX

Mono, stereo, LCR, quad, 5.1, 7.1.6

Rich chorus and deep modulation

Multi-band decay with contouring

4-band master EQ

220 presets (including efficiency and signature presets)

Compression and ducking

Fidelity control

Spread control

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”Tai Chi has proven to me to be more than a reverb plug-in by way of its imaginative design and extensive, deep parameter control. Brilliant ideas and products like this don’t come around that often, and I think Tai Chi should be standard kit in any plug-in folder and/or session template. Highly recommended!”

Barry RudolphMIX Magazine

Audio Examples

Here are stereo audio examples of instruments used with Tai Chi, each example shows the dry version as well as several examples of different presets. Many thanks to Nashville producer Dan Wheeler for making these available to us.

"What strikes me most is the design philosophy behind this beautiful reverb, it must have been birthed from a user/musician perspective. Its easy to use interface and simple control functionality with a wealth of interaction over your desired space/sound make this a work of art!"

Alan BranchGrammy Winning Producer: U2, The Cure Depeche Mode

Available Free For 14 Days

The Tai Chi trial is available for free on macOS and Windows.

Just enter the iLok code below in iLok License Manager and install the plug-in:
7180-0371-9667-9398-5817-0061-3257-47

After 14 days a full license is required to continue using the plug-in. 

The demo code will unlock the standard and lite editions.

Purchasing and License Information

Available to buy from the LiquidSonics Store for $69 or click below to add to your basket. An iLok 2/3 dongle, iLok machine activation or iLok Cloud is required.

Documents and Installers

Tai Chi: Download User Guide

Tai Chi Lite: Download User Guide

The Windows installers for Tai Chi and Tai Chi Lite can be downloaded here.

Version 1.2.5

Tai Chi: Download Plug-in

Tai Chi Lite: Download Plug-in

These installers are 64-bit only.

The macOS installers for Tai Chi and Tai Chi Lite can be downloaded here.

Version 1.2.5

Tai Chi: Download Plug-in

Tai Chi Lite: Download Plug-in

These installers are 64-bit only.

Version 1.2.5: 9 August 2022

  • Additional presets
  • Minor graphical updates

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.2.4: 1 June 2022

  • Algorithmic optimisations for improved high-efficiency preset performance (up to 15% CPU load reduction depending on system type and preset)

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.2.3: 10 May 2022

  • Fix for a VST3-only plug-in scaling issue in Steinberg hosts when using supplementary application UI scaling settings (Windows only)

Tai Chi: Windows
Tai Chi Lite: Windows

Version 1.2.2: 22 April 2022

  • Both editions: security and stability updates

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.2.1: 12 April 2022

  • Standard edition: further optimisation of efficiency mode presets to reduce CPU load
  • Lite edition: removal of mono/stereo option from settings menu which is inactive in the lite edition

Version 1.2.0: 9 April 2022

  • Standard edition: new efficiency presets
  • Standard edition: low density reflections mode

Version 1.1.0: 21 March 2022

  • Standard edition: new spread control
  • Standard edition: 75 additional presets (totalling 150)
  • Standard edition: raised channel support to 7.1.6
  • Lite edition: swapped bass and treble decay control block positions on the interface
  • Both editions: Apple Silicon compatibility

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.0.2: 13 December 2021

  • Fix for compatibility bug on some older macOS systems
  • Correction of some parameter names

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.0.1: 2 December 2021

  • Fix for mute centre wet status not saved or recalled
  • Fix for reverb not clearing multi-band filter state on reset
  • Correction of typo in multi-band display frequency axis
  • Correction of some parameter names

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Version 1.0.0: 17 November 2021

  • Initial release version

Tai Chi: Windows | macOS
Tai Chi Lite: Windows | macOS

Additional Information

Tai Chi and Tai Chi Lite supports all major DAWs on Windows and macOS

    • Windows PCs running Windows 7 or above
    • Macs running macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or above
    • Intel/AMD x64 or Apple Silicon processors (native and Rosetta)

Recommend system specifications:

    • AMD Zen 3 or higher (e.g. 5000 series and up)
    • Intel 10th or 11th gen or higher (e.g. 10xxx, 11xxx series and up)
    • 6 cores minimum (8+ recommended)