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How do I download and install my SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 software?

If you’re having trouble downloading and installing your SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 software, follow along with this guide to get your software up and running. Please note that Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 is a virtual instrument plug-in and requires a DAW to use. It will not run as a standalone application.

Before you begin the installation, please locate the e-mail you received from your Sweetwater Sales Engineer with the subject “Sweetwater Software Activation Instructions.” This e-mail will contain an “activation code” that you will need later on.

  1. Go to http://sonivoxmi.com/products/details/eighty-eight-ensemble-2.
  2. Click “Buy Now” and choose your operating system (Mac or Windows) from the menu. Please note that you will only be able to get installers for one operating system.

  3. On the next page, you should see Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 in your shopping cart with a quantity of 1.
  4. Locate the box labeled “Promo Code,” enter the “activation code” from your Software Activation e-mail, and click Apply. The price of the software will change to $0.00.
  5. Underneath the Promo Code entry, there is a place to enter your information for your SONiVOX account if you have one. If not, skip that section and fill in the rest of the information, then click Continue.
  6. On the next page, verify that you are purchasing the correct product and that all of your information is correct. Then, click “Submit Order.”
  7. You will be taken to the download page. You will see your Order Information, a number of download links, and your Serial Number. Please make note of your serial number. You will need this later in order to activate Eighty Eight Ensemble 2. You should also receive an e-mail from Digital River containing your order information. This e-mail will also contain your serial number, but it will be listed as a “Digital Rights” number.
  8. Click on each download link and be sure to save each one to the same place on your computer. The reason there are so many downloads is because the installer is broken up into several parts due to the large size of the sample library. One of the downloads is also the product documentation.
  9. Once each file is saved, go to the location to which you saved them and run the first part of the installer. For Mac, this will be called EightyEight 2.dmg. For Windows, it will be the part1 file. The installer will automatically pull the other parts together, so you will only need to run the first part.
  10. Once you’ve installed Eighty Eight Ensemble 2, find the application called EightyEight Authorizer and launch it. You will be asked for the serial number. Once you enter that, your product will be activated.
  11. To open Eighty Eight Ensemble 2, launch your DAW and insert in on an instrument track. Enjoy!

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