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The new player for your favourite instruments.

v1.0.6 What's new? System requirements

On your phone? No download here because SINE will only run on your computer.

Getting started in SINE is just 3 steps...

Launch SINEplayer, and download an instrument from My Licenses

Select an instrument, or a sound, from your Library and drag it into the list on the right

Play the instrument, make music

And then you can start to explore. Have fun!

Your next steps in SINE

We designed the SINEplayer around the typical composer workflow. There are loads of ways to manage and adjust your instruments in SINE, but here are the most important ones.

How to load an instrument

Just drag an instrument to the Articulation List on the right. You can load instruments or articulations—drag and drop.

How to manage articulations

Instruments have multiple articulations—different playing styles and sounds. You can arrange them as you like to suit your music and playing style.

How to download more instruments

When you need more instruments, head to My Licenses and download what you need. Or check the store to get new collections and instruments.

Benefits of using SINE

Just download what you need

Relax about your disk space: Just download the instruments and mic positions you need—no need to download the entire collection at once. Same goes for the shop, too: You can buy single instruments instead of full collections if you prefer.

Easy to customize

Some people like working with keyswitches, some people don’t. No problem—you can customize SINE to match your workflow. The articulation list is really powerful, and there are loads of advanced options under the hood.

Detailed control when you need it

From total control over dynamics and round robins to multiple legato options, when you want pin-point control, it’s there. But it won’t get in your way when you don’t need it.

Mix and merge

Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Great sounds included, totally FREE

The SINEplayer includes an array of useful instruments—piano, strings, percussion, and more. This is our free SINEfactory library, and it’s constantly growing. Take a look under My Licenses, and download what you need.

SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion
SINEfactory collection Dynamo
DynamoFree drums and percussion
SINEfactory collection Strand
StrandFree acoustic guitars
SINEfactory collection Crucible
CrucibleFree church organ
SINEfactory collection Rotary
RotaryFree big band horns
SINEfactory collection Ratio
RatioFree grand piano
SINEfactory collection Helix
HelixFree string ensemble
SINEfactory collection Gearbox
GearboxFree studio percussion

FAQ

Why do I need to use a player?

It makes a lot of things easier. For example, on a basic level it means you have a consistent workflow across all your OT collections. This is key—we created SINE originally because we felt that the tools available at the time weren’t really suited to a compositional workflow. And advanced users can get even more out of SINE—being able to build combination patches with instruments from multiple collections, or the detailed dynamics control, for example. On a practical level, it saves us from putting the same features in every collection we release.

Does SINE include any sounds?

Yes! SINE itself is a player engine and an instrument store, so you can get sounds, or instruments, from within SINE: Start out with our free SINEfactory instruments—you’ll find a free piano, strings, percussion, and more under My Licenses. Then head to the Store to pick up our free orchestral chords collection, Layers.

Is it really free? What’s the catch?

Yes, it’s really free, and there’s no catch. All you need to do is set up an OT account. We treat your account data with the utmost care—it’s secure and it’s not shared anywhere. And we recommend that you sign up for our newsletters. Our marketing mails are optional, but if you’re subscribed, you’ll get to hear about new product releases and special offers, and maybe get a free gift for the holidays…

Does it work in Pro Tools?

As of the latest SINE update 1.0.6, yes. It took us a while to make it AAX compatible, so you might see some old comments here and there. But it’s working now—sorry to all you Pro Tools folks who had to wait, it was a tough nut to crack.

Does it work in FL Studio?

Yes, it does. There were some issues with early SINE versions, but they’re solved now.

I’ve heard it’s buggy… what’s up with that?

While we’re highly confident in SINE as a platform, we’re still in the early stages. In previous versions, we've encountered unforeseen bugs and issues, and we’ve worked hard to identify and fix these issues as quickly as possible. And now, SINE is standing firm and stable, and it will continue to get stronger with each future update.

v1.0.6 What's new? System requirements
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What’s new in SINE v1.0.6

AAX Support

Now you can use SINE as an AAX plugin in Pro Tools

Mic merge update

Mic merging is overhauled, for better overall results

UX improvements

From a new virtual keyboard to a new download setup: More flow!

System requirements

Mac
  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • Intel Core i5 or similar
  • 8GB RAM (16GB+ recommended)
Windows
  • Windows 10 64bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar
  • 8GB RAM (16GB+ recommended)

General Notes

A lower number of higher-clocking cores are better than a higher number of lower-clocking cores.

A base frequency of 3.6 Ghz or higher works best.

If your CPU is from before 2012, please first check with the free Layers collection if your CPU supports SINE Player! First generation Intel Core CPUs, AMD Phenom II, and similar older CPUs from earlier than 2012 might be missing specific instruction sets.

We strongly recommend SSD drives over regular HDD for the best performance results.

Formats

  • Standalone
  • VST
  • AU
  • AAX

What's new?

Version: v1.0.6

Changes in this version:


New features:

  • AAX Support! SINE Player is now available as an AAX plugin for Pro Tools.
  • Mic Merge improvements: Mic Merge has been optimized with better support for different merge configurations and will now use all available processing power of your machine. We strongly recommend to only use Mic Merge in standalone mode or while playback is stopped.
  • New Store/My Licenses framework: The Store and My Licenses sections now use a new framework, using your OS's native renderer.
  • Variations can now be set per loaded articulation when dragging the slider with the mouse. This allows for crossfading vibrato styles in a Polymap, for example. Changing variations via MIDI CC will continue to affect all variations on that particular MIDI Channel.
  • SINEplayer now supports the auto-sustain functionality (an upcoming free content update for Metropolis Ark 1's guitars is required for this to work).

Re-designed virtual keyboard with optimized playable range and keyswitch range controls:

  • The virtual keyboard has been re-designed and features a clearer color scheme that will show used/unused black keys.
  • The active keyswitch is now highlighted, as are keyswitches when hovering.
  • If the playable range has been adjusted in either direction, a thin line above the keys will show the extended/recorded range.
  • If the playable range has been shifted, a +/- indicator next to the drag arrows will show the transposition.
  • The keyswitch logic has been improved; now, keyswitches will intelligently move out of the way.

UI Improvements:

  • It is possible again to switch off the sustain pedal in the Articulation Options.
  • If an articulation has more than nine velocity layers, the DYN tab in the Articulation Options will now show a scroll bar.
  • The re-designed virtual keyboard brings optimized UI performance when making changes to ranges.
  • The keyboard arrows will no longer vanish when no instrument is loaded.

Performance and reliability improvements:

  • SINE Player now reliably works with hosts requiring variable buffer sizes, such as FL Studio.
  • Fixed a small and very rare memory corruption issue with the progress bar.
  • Changes to the Controller Map will be saved in presets and dutifully reloaded.
  • If the drive containing actively loaded instrument loses connection, SINE will no longer freeze.
  • Deleting a collection from disk and then entering My Licenses will no longer make SINE crash.
  • If a variation was selected with the mouse (instead of via MIDI CC), upon re-opening a sequencer project, this variation will now play correctly (instead of playing the default variation until the SINE UI was opened).
  • Saved sampler states will now correctly show empty keys in the playable range.
  • If an instrument's MIDI channel is set to 'Omni', it will now correctly react to all channels after reloading the project, not just to channel 1.
  • If you switch legato styles within one articulation, unused styles will now be unloaded and reloaded correctly.
  • SINEplayer now reacts to CC123 ('All notes off') and reacts better to stopping playback in the middle of a note.
  • Windows: The installer will now remember your install locations and chosen plugin formats when updating.