NI Installer Patch Released for Mac OS X Leopard

NI has released the installer patch for Leopard.  [url]http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=freeupdates[/url]
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2074.msg21257#msg21257 date=1308176119]
You won't see Virtual Drumline 2.5 under Playback Devices. You'll simply use Kontakt Player. Once you've activated an instance (or more) of Kontakt Player, you'd assign VDL within the ";Sound Set"; column.

How you're going about this may depend on whether you're using a template. If you're using a VDL Template for Sibelius there are some instructions on how to get this all setup in the ReadMe file that came with the template. It's possible you haven't copied the sound set (XML file) to the right location yet, in which case, you may not see it.

For assistance with implementing VDL templates, The Write Score is now handling these. You can visit their forums at:
http://www.thewritescore.com/forum/
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Thanks for the info. I figured it out myself just before I read this message.

You guys are very helpful as always.
[quote author=gbass598 link=topic=2074.msg21256#msg21256 date=1308175644]
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2074.msg21253#msg21253 date=1308171437]
gbass598,

If all you're doing is installing VDL 2.5 on your Macbook, instead of using the general NI Leopard Patch (which was a quick fix when it first came out), use the Leopard installer specific to VDL which you can find here:
https://www.tapspace.com/Downloads-Updates-p-2.html

Be sure to read the installation steps since there's a tiny bit of manual dragging of files involved.

Also, there's a link on that same page so you can download an installer for NI Service Center application. You'll need to use this program to activate your VDL license once you've installed VDL.

Congrats on your new machine!
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Are there any tricks I should know to get the 2.5.1 and 2.5.2 upgrade applied? I've downloaded and applied the upgrade files for both but Sibelius is still showing Virtual Drumline 2.5 under the playback devices for the Kontakt Player. The installs have gone rather smoothly but I feel like I'm missing something so far
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Actually, I think I got it. I hadn't installed the xml file for the soundset and the template yet in the sibelius directory.
You won't see Virtual Drumline 2.5 under Playback Devices. You'll simply use Kontakt Player. Once you've activated an instance (or more) of Kontakt Player, you'd assign VDL within the ";Sound Set"; column.

How you're going about this may depend on whether you're using a template. If you're using a VDL Template for Sibelius there are some instructions on how to get this all setup in the ReadMe file that came with the template. It's possible you haven't copied the sound set (XML file) to the right location yet, in which case, you may not see it.

For assistance with implementing VDL templates, The Write Score is now handling these. You can visit their forums at:
http://www.thewritescore.com/forum/
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2074.msg21253#msg21253 date=1308171437]
gbass598,

If all you're doing is installing VDL 2.5 on your Macbook, instead of using the general NI Leopard Patch (which was a quick fix when it first came out), use the Leopard installer specific to VDL which you can find here:
https://www.tapspace.com/Downloads-Updates-p-2.html

Be sure to read the installation steps since there's a tiny bit of manual dragging of files involved.

Also, there's a link on that same page so you can download an installer for NI Service Center application. You'll need to use this program to activate your VDL license once you've installed VDL.

Congrats on your new machine!
[/quote]

Are there any tricks I should know to get the 2.5.1 and 2.5.2 upgrade applied? I've downloaded and applied the upgrade files for both but Sibelius is still showing Virtual Drumline 2.5 under the playback devices for the Kontakt Player. The installs have gone rather smoothly but I feel like I'm missing something so far
Thanks for the information, it seems to have installed correctly once I applied the other pending upgrades and patches to the system. Everything seems to be up to date now.
gbass598,

If all you're doing is installing VDL 2.5 on your Macbook, instead of using the general NI Leopard Patch (which was a quick fix when it first came out), use the Leopard installer specific to VDL which you can find here:
https://www.tapspace.com/Downloads-Updates-p-2.html

Be sure to read the installation steps since there's a tiny bit of manual dragging of files involved.

Also, there's a link on that same page so you can download an installer for NI Service Center application. You'll need to use this program to activate your VDL license once you've installed VDL.

Congrats on your new machine!
[quote author=Keith Anderson link=topic=2074.msg10615#msg10615 date=1194373485]
NI has released the installer patch for Leopard.  [url=http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=freeupdates]http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=freeupdates[/url]
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Thhis might sound dumb but how do you install the patch? I'm clicking the link for the patch but its trying to make me select a directory where the installer is but I don't see an option to select anything while I attempt to install from the disc.

I just got my first macbook today so the world of macs is completely new to me.
The patch went off without a hitch for me.  Thanks again for posting this.
NI has also released a Leopard update and bug fix for Absynth4. If you're really looking for some creative sound design options Absynth is it.

Ted Boliske
Just keep in mind that the installer patch needs to be run on any and every NI application you use, including ServiceCenter
Sweet, I had to roll back to Tiger because of this--which was quite a buzzkill for my shiny new leopard purchase. :P

Well, Jim, I wish I was that smart.  I edited my earlier post.
Ah - of course! I didn't think to check on the version you were using. Glad to hear you've sorted it all out Keith. Back to work now! :)
I believe I resolved my issue.  Apparently it was my lack of knowledge of the browser menu.  :(  Man that's humbling.

I'm just gonna go hide in a corner now.  lol
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2074.msg10626#msg10626 date=1194391965]
Were you successfully able to load KP2 instrument banks when you were running Tiger? Banks in KP2 have a few limitations as opposed to the full version of Kontakt, but this functionality should be fairly straight ahead if you're doing it correctly. Assuming you've already been able to do this, i wonder if running KP2 in Leopard has introduced a glitch. I don't have a Leopard machine to test with, so if this is the case, I'd suggest submitting a support request with NI to see if they might be able to look into it for you.

And to piggyback on what Hugh mentioned, using instrument banks within Sibelius 5 won't be necessary, so that should be another thing to look forward to!
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I just upgraded to 2.5.  I never got the chance to work with KP2 in Tiger.  I am running the full version of Kontakt2 in Leopard without this issue.  I can drag instruments into a multi with no problems.  For now I can run everything through Kontakt2 and still get things done.

And as for Sibelius 5, I'm not gonna take that plunge until the templates are ready.  Also, I've got enough to handle right now, and I'm only 1/3 of the way through my indoor show.  Once the templates are out, I'm sure I'll upgrade once my current project is done.
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