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With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. The videos in this article walk through how to log into your akaipro.com user account, download the included software, and install it on your computer.
To download and install the Advance Software Package on your supported Windows operating system, follow the steps suggested in the video below.
To download and install the Advance Software Package on your supported Mac operating system, follow the steps suggested in the video below.
The drivers for the Advance and other VIP-enabled controllers will not install with the software package but can be found on your account page under the product downloads. This ensures that you will always receive the latest updated driver.
Yes, the VIP software package can be installed on as many computers as you'd like and can be authorized on up to two (2) computers simultaneously. Authorizations can be moved from one computer to another offering endless authorization possibilities. For instructions to do this, see our guide here.
If you need to authorize more computers, consider using an iLok dongle to store and transfer your license.
Yes! Use the Setup Options screen to change the location of the VST plugins (this includes VIP, Hybrid, Loom, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2). Note: we do not recommend changing the location of the VIP maps and factory content for the best results.
If this happens, the VIP Software Package can be run manually.
If Hybrid, Loom, Vacuum Pro and Xpand!2 only show one patch available, this usually means that VIP can't locate the maps and they may have been installed to a location it can't reach. While the VST plugins can be installed to a personal location, we recommend allowing the VIP maps and content to their default location for the best results.
Note: It is normal for third-party plugins to appear with only one patch if they're maps have not been activated yet.
VIP and the included plugins (Hybrid, Loom, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2) use iLok to authorize and store their licenses. You may get this error if the iLok services have not started automatically.
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