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Mac - Installing Synful Orchestra Version 2.4.4

(see below for previous version 2.3.2)

This section will guide you through the installation of the Synful Orchestra software on a Mac running OSX. The installation process installs all the files you need automatically. It installs AU, VST and Protools/RTAS versions of Synful Orchestra. If you use only one of these the installation will still install all versions. If your are installing for a Free Trial then NO AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED -- just install and run for 15 days

  1. Mac OS X 10.4.0 or higher is required (including Leopard). Intel Mac or PowerPC Mac single download is Universal Binary.

  2. If you have not already done so go to http://www.synful.com/mac_updates.htm and download the latest Synful Orchestra for MAC release. This will download SynfulOrchestraXXX.mpkg.zip where XXX is the version number. When the zip file arrives on your system it should automatically be converted to the file Synful Orchestra XXX.mpkg. If you have already downloaded the free-trial and installed it and are ready to purchase a Synful Orchestra license or have already purchased a license and received a Activation Code from Synful, you do not need to download and install again. Just go to PurchasingAndAuthorizingSynfulOrchestra.htm.

  3. Double click on the Synful Orchestra XXX.mpkg to begin the installation.

  4. The Welcome to the Synful Orchestra Installer dialog pops up. Click "Continue".

  5. The ReadMe file for the current version comes up. You can read this in detail now or read it after installation where it can be found at /Application/Synful/Synful Orchestra/Documents/ReadMe.rtf. For now click "Continue".

  6. The Synful License Agreement pops up. Read this and click "Continue". Then Click"Agree" if you agree to the terms of the license.

  7. The Select a Destination Dialog pops up. Click on the Macintosh HD icon (or the icon for your main Applications hard disk) to select it as the install destination. Then click "Continue".

  8. Depending on whether you are logged in as an administrator or not you may be asked to provide an Administrator password. Enter it and click OK.

  9. The Easy Install on "Macintosh HD" (or your main hard disk) dialog pops up. Click"Upgrade" or "Install" whichever button appears. WARNING: Do not change the location of the installation from the main hard disk and do not move any of the installed files after the installation.

  10. The install progress bar appears. At some point you will see a message "Installing Interlok Extensions". If you have other software that also use PACE Interlok protection do not worry. The Synful Orchestra installer will only overwrite the Interlok Drivers if they are found to be older than the ones being installed. This ensures backwards compatibility. You're Protools, Waves, and other PACE protected plugins will continue to run.

  11. The message "The software was successfully installed" appears.

  12. Now you can launch your sequencer program and begin using Synful Orchestra. To see how to begin using Synful Orchestra open the Synful Orchestra Help. To open Synful Orchestra Help browse to /Applications/Synful/Synful Orchestra/ in the Finder and double click on Help.htm. Select one of the Tutorials -- XXXX Setup of Synful Orchestra -- where XXXX stands for your sequencer. If there isn't a tutorial for your sequencer then watch one of the tutorials anyway since much of the material is independent of the sequencer. You will need an internet connection to view the video tutorials.

  13. If you have purchased a Synful Orchestra license then don't forget to Authorize or the program will stop running . You can authorize by pressing he "Click to Authorize" button at the upper left of the Synful Orchestra Control Panel -- see PurchasingAndAuthorizingSynfulOrchestra.htm

  14. If you have installed the trial version of Synful Orchestra it will run for 15 days. At any time during the 15 days you can see the remaining time available at the top of the Synful Orchestra Control Panel.

Mac - Installing Synful Orchestra Version 2.3.2

This section will guide you through the installation of the Synful Orchestra software on a Mac. The installation process installs all the files you need automatically. It installs both AU and VST versions of Synful Orchestra. If you use only AU or only VST the installation will still install both versions.

FREE TRIALS: If you are installing the free trial version of Synful Orchestra for the first time and have not purchased a license then it will run for 15 days. You DO NOT NEED TO AUTHORIZE -- just install and run. If you would like to test Synful Orchestra 2.4.1 and have previously installed a Synful Orchestra demo on your machine then please download version 2.4.1 and it will run for 15 days.

  1. Mac OS X  10.2.8 or  higher including Tiger (10.4.x) or later is required for running Synful Orchestra. 10.2.8 is a later version of Jaguar. The earliest version of OSX we have tested is 10.3.5. If you are using an earlier version of Jaguar (10.2.x) then you can download a free upgrade from Apple. Go to the Apple Menu in the upper left hand corner of the screen and select Mac OS X Software. The apple download website will come up. Under "All Categories" on the left hand side select Apple. At the bottom of the page select next page. Keep going until you find Max OS X Update 10.2.8 . Download and install it.  If you are using any version of Mac OS X 10.1.x or earlier you will need to purchase an upgrade from Apple which will bring you up to the latest release -- Tiger 10.4.1 at the time of this writing.

  2. If you have not already done so, download the SynfulOrchestra.zip. The file can be downloaded from http://www.synful.com. When the zip file arrives on your system it will automatically be converted to the file SynfulOrchestra.pkg. If you have already downloaded the free-trial version and installed it and are ready to purchase a Synful Orchestra license or have already purchased a license and received a Activation Code from Synful,  you do not usually need to download and install the full version again. Just go to Mac - Purchasing and Authorizing Synful Orchestra.

  3. Double click on the Synful Orchestra.pkg to begin the installation.

  4. The Welcome to the Synful Orchestra Installer dialog pops up. Click "Continue".

  5. The ReadMe file for the current version comes up. You can read this in detail now or read it after installation where it can be found at /Application/Synful/Synful Orchestra/Documents/ReadMe.rtf. For now click "Continue".

  6. The Synful License Agreement pops up. Read this and click "Continue".

  7. Click "Agree" if you agree to the terms of the license.

  8. The Select a Destination Dialog pops up. Click on the Macintosh HD icon to select it as the install destination. Then click "Continue".

  9. Depending on whether you are logged in as an administrator or not you may be asked to provide an Administrator or Your Own machine password. Enter it and click OK.

  10. The Easy Install on "Macintosh HD" dialog pops up. Click "Upgrade" or "Install" whichever button appears. WARNING: Do not change the location of the installation from "Macintosh HD" and do not move any of the installed files after the installation.

  11. The install progress bar appears.  

  12. The message "The software was successfully installed" appears. But wait!! You are not done yet.

  13. Another "Authenticate" dialog box appears with the title "Interlok Extensions install.app requires that you type your password. You are about to install the PACE Interlok Extensions which manage the copy protection for Synful Orchestra.

  14. Enter your password and click OK.

  15. The InterLok Extensions Install.app Read Me appears. Read it and Click "Continue".

  16. The License page appears. Read it and Click "Continue".

  17. Click "Agree" on the popup.

  18. Click "Install" on the Easy Install box.

  19. The Installing progress bar comes up.The Finish Up page comes up. Click "Quit".

  20. "The Software was successfully installed" page comes up. Click "Close".

  21. Now you can launch your sequencer program and begin using Synful Orchestra. To see how to begin using Synful Orchestra open the Synful Orchestra Help. To open Synful Orchestra Help browse to /Applications/Synful/Synful Orchestra/ in the Finder and double click on Help.htm. Select one of the Tutorials -- XXXX Setup of Synful Orchestra -- where XXXX stands for your sequencer. If there isn't a tutorial for your sequencer then watch one of the tutorials anyway since much of the material is independent of the sequencer.

  22. If you have purchased a license and received and Activation Code then don't forget to Authorize or the program will stop running see Mac - Purchasing and Authorizing Synful Orchestra.

  23. If you have installed the trial version of Synful Orchestra it will run for 15 days. At any time during the 15 days you can see the remaining time available for the demo by browsing in the Finder to /Applications/Synful/Synful Orchestra and double clicking on SynfulOrchestraAuthorizer. You will not see any warning or NAG screens until the very end of the demo period. At any time during the demo period if you are ready to purchase Synful Orchestra then see Mac - Purchasing and Authorizing Synful Orchestra.  

 

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