quick start guide
QUICK START GUIDE
Please note that it is necessary
The instructions below will guide
complete
the following steps in order to install your new NI product.
THE ACTIVATION
1PleaseSTART
In addition to your new product you will be asked to install the SERVICE CENTER.
The NATIVE INSTRUMENTS SERVICE CENTER takes care of all product activations.
This Quick Start Guide will guide you through the product installation
and activation procedure. It will also help you to get the latest
updates and make some basic audio and MIDI settings.
For more detailed instructions and supplementary information
please read the SERVICE CENTER manual which is accessible from
the Help menu of the SERVICE CENTER. Additional information is
available from the Knowledge Base at the support section of the
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS website.
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INSERT INSTALLATION CD/DVD
WINDOWS:Viewthecontentofthedisc.Locatethesetup
fileanddouble-clickitinordertostarttheinstallation
procedure.
MAC OS X: Viewthecontentofthedisc.Locatetheinstallerfileanddouble-clickitinordertostarttheinstallation
procedure.
►Start the product you want to activate.
►Click Activate on the dialog to open the SERVICE CENTER.
FOLLOW THE ON-SCREEN INSTRUCTIONS
If your computer is not connected to the Internet, please skip to the section
PleasereadandaccepttheLicenseAgreementsbeforeyoucontinue.
ACTIVATE OFFLINE on this poster.
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LOG
IN INTO
YOUR NI USER ACCOUNT
START
THE PRODUCT
Aftertheinstallationisfinished,startthesoftware.
ProceedwiththeACTIVATEsection.
►IfyoudonothaveaNATIVEINSTRUMENTSaccountclickon
Create new account.Fillintheaddressform.Thepasswordwillbe
senttoyoubye-mail.
►Loginwithyoure-mailaddressandNATIVEINSTRUMENTSpassword.
www.native-instruments.com
Please note that it is necessary to activate your NATIVE INSTRUMENTS product in order to use its full functionality.
The instructions below will guide you through the online activation procedure.
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START THE ACTIVATION
►Start the product you want to activate.
►Click Activate on the dialog to open the SERVICE CENTER.
If your computer is not connected to the Internet, please skip to the section
ACTIVATE OFFLINE on this poster.
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LOG IN INTO YOUR NI USER ACCOUNT
►IfyoudonothaveaNATIVEINSTRUMENTSaccountclickon
Create new account.Fillintheaddressform.Thepasswordwillbe
senttoyoubye-mail.
►Loginwithyoure-mailaddressandNATIVEINSTRUMENTSpassword.
3
ACTIVATE THE PRODUCT
►TheserialnumberislocatedonyourproductCDcoverwhichis
includedintheproductbox.
►EntertheserialnumberintheNumber field.
►Click Activate to proceed.
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FINISH ACTIVATION
►SERVICECENTERconfirmsthattheproducthasbeen
activatedsuccessfully.
►Click the Update tabandmakesurethatthelatestversionofyour
softwareisinstalled.ProceedwiththeUPDATEsection.
We strongly recommend that you always install the latest updates. SERVICE CENTER provides the most convenient way to get these updates.
If your audio computer is not connected to the Internet, you should download them from the support section on our website.
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SELECT UPDATES
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GO TO YOUR DOWNLOAD FOLDER
►Start SERVICE CENTER and click the Updatetabtoviewalistof
availableupdates.
►Afterallfileshavebeendownloadedyouwillbeaskedtoopenthe
downloadfolder.
►Selecttheupdatesyouwanttodownloadbycheckingthecheckboxes
ontheleft.Werecommenddownloadingallpreselectedupdates.
►Click Opentogotothedownloadfolder.
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DOWNLOAD UPDATES
►AfterclickingDownload,theupdatesyouhaveselected
willbedownloaded.
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INSTALL UPDATES
►Launchthefirstinstallerfilefromthedownloadfolder.
►FollowtheinstructionsoftheInstallationWizard.
►Proceeduntilyouhaveinstalledallupdates.
If you have installed your NATIVE INSTRUMENTS product on a computer that is not connected to the Internet, you can
activate it using SERVICE CENTER’s offline mode. You will need a second computer that has an Internet connection.
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START THE OFFLINE ACTIVATION
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TRANSFER THE ACTIVATION REQUEST FILE
►Copy the Activation Request Filetoaportablestoragedeviceand
transferittoacomputerwithInternetconnection.
►Start the product you want to activate.
►OpentheActivation Request Filebydouble-clickingit.
►ChooseContinuewithoutInternetconnectionandclickOffline.
►FollowtheinstructionsontheSERVICECENTERproductactivation
webpage.AsanewNATIVEINSTRUMENTSuseryouhavetocreate
anewaccountbeforeyoucanlogin.
►OntheActivatescreen,clickCreate.
►TransfertheActivation Return Filebacktoyouraudiocomputer.
►Click Activate on the dialog to open the SERVICE CENTER.
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CREATE AN ACTIVATION REQUEST FILE
►TheserialnumberislocatedonyourproductCDcoverwhichis
includedintheproductbox.
►EntertheserialnumberintheNumber field.
►Click CreatetosavetheActivation Request File.
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OPEN THE ACTIVATION RETURN FILE
►Onyouraudiocomputer,startSERVICECENTERagainandchoose
Continue without Internet connection. Select the Activatetabandclick
Open to load the Activation Return File.
►SERVICECENTERconfirmsthattheproducthasbeenactivated
successfully.
RUMENTS product on a computer that is not connected to the Internet, you can
fline mode. You will need a second computer that has an Internet connection.
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In
order to use
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
product as a stand-alone application,
TRANSFER
THEaACTIVATION
REQUEST FILE
you need to make some settings regarding audio and MIDI interfaces. The
respective menu appears automatically during the first start of the stand-
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SAMPLE RATE
44.1kHzisthestandardsamplerateandfitsmostapplications.Higher
sampleratesdeliverbetteraudioqualitybutrequireagreatershareof
CPUpower.
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OUTPUT DEVICE
alone application. You can also change your setup later in the Audio and MIDI
►Selectthedrivercontainingthenameofyouraudiointerface.
Settings window, which is accessible from the application’s File menu.
►ForASIOclickASIOConfiganddecreasetheoutputlatency
justbeforeyouhearcrackles.
►ForDirectSoundorMultimediaadjusttheoutputlatency
withthefader.
►Decreasetheoutputlatencywiththefaderjustbefore
youhearcrackles.
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►Copy the Activation Request Filetoaportablestoragedeviceand
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transferittoacomputerwithInternetconnection.
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►OpentheActivation
Request Filebydouble-clickingit.
►FollowtheinstructionsontheSERVICECENTERproductactivation
webpage.AsanewNATIVEINSTRUMENTSuseryouhavetocreate
anewaccountbeforeyoucanlogin.
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MIDI
IfyouhaveconnectedaMIDIdevicetoyourcomputerbeforestartingthe
application,itwillappearintheMIDItab.ThereyoucanactivatetheMIDI
interfaceyouwanttouse.
►TransfertheActivation Return Filebacktoyouraudiocomputer.
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OPEN THE ACTIVATION RETURN FILE
MAC OS X
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INTERFACE
Forminimalaudiolatency,selectASIO.IfASIOisnotavailable,
selectDirectSoundorMultimedia.
►Onyouraudiocomputer,startSERVICECENTERagainandchoose
Continue without Internet connection. Select the Activatetabandclick
Open to load the Activation Return File.
OnMacOSX,youdonothavetoselectaninterfacesinceCore
►SERVICECENTERconfirmsthattheproducthasbeenactivated
Audiohandlesallaudioinputandoutput.
successfully.
For more information go to:
www.native-instruments.com/support
Macintosh OS X is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Windows XP and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
►ChooseBuilt-inoryourindividualsoundcard,ifavailable.
WINDOWS
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