Installing Cinematic Strings is an easy and painless process on both Mac and PC.
Purchase and Download
Once you've purchased Cinematic Strings 2.0 you'll receive an email from our system which contains your product serial number and a link to download the installer application that will handle the download and extraction of the large sample files. This serial number is also used to activate the download, so just copy (press Cmd+C on Mac, or Ctrl+C on Windows) to copy the serial number to your computer's clipboard, then download the installer app linked. Once you've unzipped the installer file and run the application, click the 'paste' button to automatically paste the 16 digit serial code into the download code box, and click the "Download" button. A window will pop up and ask you where on your computer you'd like to save the sample library files. Choose a suitable location, with at least 40Gb free space to ensure succesful download and installation. The download itself is around 20gb, so it will take a while, even on fast internet connections. You may wish to leave this going overnight.
Adding the library inside Kontakt
Once you've succesfully downloaded the library, you can open Kontakt in either standalone or plugin mode, navigate to the 'library' tab and then choose "Add To Library". A window will pop up and ask you to select a folder that contains a Kontakt Player compatible library. Navigate to your Cinematic Strings installation directory and click "Add". You should now get an option to activate the library via the service center. Clicking the activate button will open the service center inside Kontakt, and allow you to paste in your serial number and activate the product. Once activated, go ahead and open the 'Instruments' folder in the library tab and start making some music!
Cleaning Up Files
This is an optional step in case you like to run a clean ship, like we do. The installer, by default, will leave the downloaded RAR files on your computer in case you need to install a fresh copy of the library again. However, it's usually prudent to copy these RAR files onto an external disk, USB thumbdrive or similar as a backup, then delete the RAR files from your computer. By moving these RAR files, you've regained space on your hard dive and created a backup at the same time.