Windows - Purchasing and Activating the Synful Orchestra Software
(Version 2.3.1 or lower)
FREE TRIALS: If you are evaluating Synful Orchestra as a free trial you DO NOT NEED TO ACTIVATE. Just use the program for 15 days. You will see the Activation Dialog box when you first install the trial version and each time you load the program. Just click on Activate Later. After 15 days the program will stop running. If you are ready to purchase go to Purchase Synful Orchestra.
NEW CUSTOMERS: You MUST ACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE or it will stop running after 15 days. The trial version is identical to the purchased version so if you have downloaded and installed the trial version YOU DO NOT NEED TO DOWNLOAD AGAIN -- just follow the instructions below to activate your software.
CURRENT CUSTOMERS: If you are an existing customer and have just downloaded an update to Synful Orchestra you do not need to reactivate. You only need to authorize if you are installing on a new machine or have reformatted your hard disck or made other major hardware changes. If you need to (re)authorize then follow the detailed instructions below.
If you have not already installed Synful Orchestra on your machine then see Installing Synful Orchestra for Windows.
If you have not already done so, you can purchase a Synful Orchestra Activation Code by going to Purchase Synful Orchestra. Follow the directions to finalize your purchase. After a few hours you will receive a confirmation letter by email including a Synful Orchestra Activation Code.
After you have received the Synful Orchestra Activation Code then you need to bring up the Activation Dialog. This dialog box automatically appears every time you open Synful Orchestra in your host Sequencer or when you first install Synful Orchestra.
Select Activate Now in the Activation Dialog. You will see a choice between Automatic Internet and Manual Email activation. If the computer you are installing on is connected to the internet then select Automatic Internet this is the easiest method. If not then skip to the next step. For Automatic Internet a new dialog appears prompting you to enter your activation code. Entering the code unlocks Synful Orchestra on your computer and it can then be used indefinitely without the Activation dialog appearing again. Save the activation code in a SAFE PLACE since you may need to use it again in the future. Do not share it with friends or distribute it in any way. Once Synful Orchestra has been activated on a computer the program can be uninstalled and reinstalled on that computer any number of times without having to reactivate. You can also activate Synful Orchestra on two additional machines (a total of 3 activations) using the same activation code. This is to allow you to install on a desktop and a laptop machine or other personal machines, or to upgrade to a new machine. After these activations you must contact Synful at
to justify further activations. Some major hardware changes on a machine may also require a new activation. We will be happy to provide you with additional activations if you as an individual user require them for additional personal machines, machine upgrades etc.
If you select Manual Email activation you will see a screen with a challenge code and blank spaces for a response code. Copy down the challenge code. Email the challenge code and the activation code you received in the confirmation email to
with the subject "Email Activation". In a few hours you will receive a "response code" via email. Enter the response code in the space provided. In between sending the challenge code and receiving the response code you can shut down the Synful Orchestra program or go back and continue using it in trial mode. Simply return to the same place in the activation process once you receive the response code. Entering the response code unlocks Synful Orchestra on your computer and it can then be used indefinitely without the Activation dialog appearing again. Save the activation code in a SAFE PLACE since you may need to use it again in the future. Do not share it with friends or distribute it in any way. Once Synful Orchestra has been activated on a computer the program can be uninstalled and reinstalled on that computer any number of times without having to reactivate.
Activating Multiple Machines. Upgrading Machines
You can authorize Synful Orchestra on more than one personal machine. For example, a desktop and a laptop or a PC and a MAC. The Synful Orchestra license is considered to be for one person. However, we will support as many machines as you have within reason. 2-3 is normal, 10 is way too many! Do not share your Activation Code with friends or colleagues. It identifies you as the only person who can receive authorizations for your personal Synful Orchestra License.
If you use Automatic Internet activation then after 3 activations you may need to contact Synful Orchestra by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request further activations. Certain kinds of hardware upgrades and sometimes reformatting of the hard disk will require a re-authorization. Simple follow the steps described in the previous section to re-authorize.