Basic FAQ

1.  Where is the Spectrasonics program located?  

Our instruments operate as both standalone programs/applications and as plugin instruments designed to work inside of a DAW/Sequencer/ Host.

On an Apple computer, you'll find the standalone application in your Applications folder. On Windows, you'll find the standalone shortcut on your desktop or in your STEAM folder. You can also use your DAW/Sequencer/Host to open Spectrasonics instruments.

2.  What is a DAW/Sequencer/Host?

A DAW is a Digital Audio Workstation, also referred to as a Sequencer or Host; example: Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, Ableton Live, etc.

3.  I have a DAW/Sequencer/Host.  How do I open my Spectrasonics Instrument?

We have made convenient step-by-step tutorials for using our instruments in most major DAW/Sequencer/Hosts.

To access them, go HERE

4.  What is a User Account, and why do I need one?

The Spectrasonics User Account system allows quick access to your Spectrasonics products and information.  This way, you'll have access to the latest instrument Updates, as well as the Authorization area, where you can authorize your computer to use your new instrument.  If you don't have a User Account, start by creating one HERE.

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