SINE Player FAQ

Where do I get SINE, how do I install it and how to I download?

see the SINE Installation Guide.

Does SINE replace Kontakt? Can I continue to use my Kontakt collections?

SINE is our custom-built platform that houses new OT Collections (beginning with JXL Brass). It comes for free with any collection that uses it. We plan on porting all existing collections to it, with existing customers receiving free crossgrades to the SINE versions of their collections. Your Kontakt-based collections will continue to work as usual.

Why is OT creating a new player instead of just creating nice libraries for Kontakt?

Simply put, SINE offers us the chance to innovate. The legato maps, the á la carte instrument downloads, the mixer and the mic merging – SINE makes all these things possible. As such, SINE is more than just a new player engine.

What is the copy protection? Do I need a dongle?

SINE uses its own copy protection system. You do not need any kind of dongle. Collections are licensed to your account any you can install any purchase on up to three machines.

Does SINE need to be always-online? What about offline machines?

SINE needs to get online once after installation to activate. It also needs an internet connection to download instruments, though you can download instruments on whichever machine you like and transfer them to another machine (even cross-platform). After SINE has been activated, you never need to go online again if you download your instruments on another machine. We however recommend letting SINE online at least sporadically so you can benefit from updates.

Does SINE phone home? Will the online functionality impact my sequencer?

No, SINE just updates Metadata content from our servers when it is started (and of course only if it is online). It does not transmit any other information. Apart from an online check when loading ("yes/no"), no actions are performed unless you deliberately open the Store View or MyLicenses. The store components do not get loaded until you actively engage them.

Can I import my existing OT libraries into SINE?

Yes. To begin with, only Junkie XL Brass is set up for SINE. But we’ll be adding all the other OT libraries over the next few months.

How many machines can I install JXL Brass on?

You can install on 3 machines, provided you are the sole user.

Does SINE work in Vienna Ensemble Pro?

Yes you can. We’ve done some testing on VE Pro and everything works OK.

Is Download a-la-carte available with SINE?

Yes, currently only with Junkie XL Brass. But as soon as we add other libraries to SINE you’ll be able to start using these features too. We are making other libraries available over the coming months, and we’ll let you know as soon as we do. To keep updated on these, sign up to our newsletter and look out for more SINE related content.

When will I be able to buy Single Instruments?

You’ll be able to buy individual instruments from Junkie XL Brass soon – probably sometime in January 2020.

Does the SINE player work in Pro Tools?

At the time of release, SINE player will only be offered in VST/AU format.
We hope to have AAX compatibility in the future. If you want to use the SINE player in Pro Tools, you could use it with VEP.
If you have any issues with SINE Player, or have questions about it, do not hesitate to contact us at sine@orchestraltools.com! This address is monitored by our dedicated Customer Support team and we will be happy to help!

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