System Requirements

Cherry Live Light is currently only compatible with Mac OS 10.15 “Catalina” and later. Windows and Linux are not supported at this time.

Compatible Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)

  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Reaper
  • Studio One
  • Cubase
  • Ableton

Other Compatible Systems

  • SoundFlow
  • Manual MIDI control

See our Setup page for details on using each system with Cherry.

Compatible Smart Lights

Hue System

Cherry is designed for Philips Hue lights (with a Hue bridge). Other Zigbee bridges will not work, only the official Hue bridge will. You must have a bridge, even if your devices support Bluetooth connections. You must also have at least one compatible light or plug from the list below. We suggest buying this kit to get started with Philips Hue. Hue bulbs are widely considered to be the best in the market.

Compatible Smart Lights and Plugs

The following devices should work with Cherry. The ones that our team and our customers have verified to work are marked with an asterisk (*). Clicking the link will take you to a purchase page. Cherry Live Light may earn affiliate revenue from your purchase. This helps support development!

There are many third-party manufacturers and it would be impossible to test them all. If you use a different setup and would like us to prioritize development for it, please email us at and let us know. If you try a bulb or smart plug not listed above, please let us know your results so we can add it to the list for future users.

Incompatible Smart Lights and Plugs

These devices are confirmed to not work with Cherry (yet!)

  • WiZ Hue lights
  • Any smart bulbs or plugs that only support Bluetooth connections
  • Any smart bulbs or plugs that only support Z-Wave connections (this is because Philips hue uses ZigBee, not Z-Wave).
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