Apple recently released their latest OSX 10.7 operating system, known as "Lion." Virtual Drumline is a library of sounds which requires the Native Instruments Kontakt Player (in standalone mode or as a plugin). Native Instruments has posted information on OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility. If using Virtual Drumline within Kontakt Player 2 (what it originally shipped with), we encourage you to update the free Kontakt Player to the current version, and stay up-to-date with upcoming maintenance releases as Native Instruments releases them.


If you're doing a fresh install of Virtual Drumline 2.5 on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

  1. Don't use the installer on your VDL DVD. Download the Leopard installer instead. Follow the instructions carefully, particularly the part about manually copying the .nkx files.
  2. Once you've finished step 1, download/install Service Center. Don't use the Service Center installer from you VDL DVD. It won't work on Lion. Once Service Center is installed, launch it to activate VDL.
  3. Update your VDL Library. Follow the instructions carefully.
  4. Install the latest version of Kontakt Player for loading VDL sounds.


Another word of advice:

Migrating to a new operating system can mean checking on software compatibility, as mentioned above. In a music production system, there may be other things to consider such as compatibility with your notation program, MIDI keyboard drivers, audio interface hardware drivers, and other plugins. Be sure to consult the manufacturer of each respective item for operating system compatibility.

As always, proceed with caution before diving directly into a new operating system. Sometimes there can be a period of compatibility uncertainty shortly after a new system is unveiled. Also, please stay involved in our User Forum where this topic will surely be continued to be discussed as new information unfolds.