Installation

The program is delivered as a standard Windows installation package. You download it from our website through a button (demo version) or through a link we provide with a mail (in case of purchase).

Once the package has been downloaded to your hard disk, just click on it to run the installer. You will be presented with a first dialog (see below) and then with a second dialog requiring you to specify the installation folder.

Software installer

Software installer

The preselected default should be OK for most cases, but you are free to change it. The installation program will ONLY write in that folder and will NOT touch anything else in your computer (except the launch icons placed on your desktop). Therefore to uninstall the software you just delete that folder and the launch icon(s) on your desktop.

Administrator privileges

This topic is for advanced users that know what they are doing. If you do not understand what the following explanation means, just ignore it and stick with the default.

The software during normal operations needs to write into its installation folder. If you choose the proposed default path (the one where all Windows programs are normally installed), the program must be run with administrator privileges. The shortcuts (icons) the installer creates on your desktop will automatically launch the program with the required privileges.

If you create new shortcuts or launch the program directly clicking on the exe file, you have to assure you are launching it with the required privileges, otherwise it will not run.

If you install the program in a different location (outside a system path), the administrator privileges might not be needed.

Minimum HW and SW requirements
  • Dual core CPU @ 1 GHz with SSE2 instructions set
  • Windows 7
  • Virtual machines NOT supported

Installing the license file

This chapter only applies to paid versions of the software (Standard, Pro, Platinum). The Demo version does not require any license file.

Once you have purchased the software you will receive an email with two download links:

  • The software installer
  • The license file

Proceed with both downloads and install the software as explained in the previous chapter (see earlier this page). Remember that the software can be licensed (activated) only on one PC: the one you used to obtain the machine ID you entered in the purchase checkout form.

Then copy the license file into the installation folder, as shown here:

License file

When you launch the program, the splash screen should show your user id and email.

Limit the number of DSPs to those actually provided by your hardware

Depending on the version you have bought and the keyboard you have, the software might support more DSPs than those actually available in your keyboard. See here for a more in-depth explanation.

To limit the number of DSPs the program let you use to match the number of those actually provided by your hardware, you have to launch the program with an appropriate switch. We initially provide an in depth explanation for advanced users; normal users can ignore all this and just click on the right icon (as explained later).

The supported switches (to be passed to the command line) are:

  • /TYR
  • /PSR

These will respectively limit the number of selectable DSPs to those available in Tyros and PSR keyboards.

Use the one appropriate for your keyboard.

If you launch the program with no command line switches, it will automatically use the maximum number of DSPs supported by your license (Platinum, Pro, Standard).

 To automate all this machinery, the installation program provides the appropriate shortcuts (icons) for all possible cases: 
  • Demo and Standard. Only one icon is created. The program will use max 4 inserts DSPs, which can be handled by all supported arrangers (PSR, Tyros, Genos).
  • Pro. Two icons are created. One appropriate for Genos and Tyros (7 DSPs supported, the maximum allowed by this software version), and one for PSR (max 4 DSPs allowed, to match the hardware).
  • Platinum. Three icons are created. One appropriate for Genos (16 DSPs supported), one for Tyros (max 7 DSPs allowed, to match the hardware), and one for PSR (max 4 DSPs allowed, to match the hardware).

The shortcuts (icons) with an artificially reduced number of selectable DSPs are marked with “Tyros” or “Psr” in their name.

If you attempt to run the program addressing more DSPs than those actually provided by your hardware, you might not hear the DSPs you select on the user interface. This is because the hardware, even if asked to, cannot play DSPs it does not actually have.

So do not blame Groovyband Live!, but stick with the correct launch icon.

Uninstallation

To completely remove the program from your computer, you simply have to delete the installation folder (and the desktop icons). Nothing else has been written on your system.