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What are the system requirements for Ethno Instrument 2?

System Requirements for MOTU Ethno Instrument version 2

MOTU Ethno Instrument version 2.0 has the following system requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 GB of RAM is required. However, since Ethno Instrument loads samples (or a portion of the samples) into the computer's RAM add as much RAM as possible to your computer; at least 2 GB is highly recommended. Ethno also allows samples to be streamed directly from disk thus freeing up RAM.
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 100 GB) with enough space to hold the 21 GB soundbank files. See below for Mac- and Windows-specific hard drive requirements.
  • iLok USB key which must be purchased separately. iLok NOT included.
  • An available USB port for the iLok USB key. If you have multiple products which use iLoks for authorization you can consolidate multiple authorizations onto a single iLok; see this tech note.
  • A CD/DVD disk drive for installation.

For Mac OS X:

  • Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5, or 10.4; v10.4.11 or later is required.
  • PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster CPU (including PowerPC G5 CPUs and all Intel processor Macs). Multi-processor or multi-core PowerMac G5s or Intel processor Macs are recommended.
  • The hard drive containing the Ethno 2 soundbank files must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (also known as HFS+). Journalling can be on or off.
  • A digital audio workstation program or other program that hosts MAS, AU, VST, or RTAS instrument plug-ins. As Ethno has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application.

For Windows:

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP; for native 64-bit operation, a 64-bit version of Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista is required.
  • Pentium 4 1 GHz or faster CPU; for native 64-bit operation, a 64-bit CPU is required. Multi-processor or multi-core PCs are recommended.
  • The hard drive containing the Ethno 2 soundbank files must be formatted as NTFS.
  • A digital audio workstation program or other program that hosts VST or RTAS instrument plug-ins. For native 64-bit plug-in operation, a 64-bit VST host application is required. As Ethno has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application.
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