How to Install SoundFlow

Installing SoundFlow should be quite simple.Please go to downloads to download the latest installer.

Before installing

How to install SoundFlow

  • Please quit Pro Tools.
  • Download the installer from here
  • Run the installer and follow the instructions on screen. You can read a walk through of the entire process later in this document.

Known issues

  • If Pro Tools is running while installing SoundFlow, Pro Tools will ask you to re-insert your iLok and you may lose any unsaved work. This is because SoundFlow installs PACE drivers and so Pro Tools will lose it's connection to the PACE services during the install. We're working with PACE to remedy this.

Walkthrough of the installation process

When you run the installer, it will walk you through the following steps.First the installer will ask you for your macOS password (if you have admin priveleges) or ask for an administrator's password. This is standard for all macOS installers, since we need admin access to write to the /Applications folder. If you don't have access, please ask the person owning the system on how to get administrator access.
The installer will install the SoundFlow app into the Applications folder on your system drive. It will also install the PACE drivers needed to run SoundFlow.
When the installer is done, it will launch SoundFlow automatically in the background. SoundFlow is the little round icon with two parallel waves up by the system clock. It automatically starts with your system so you don't need to worry about starting it every time.

Granting SoundFlow access

If this is the first time you've installed SoundFlow on this computer, it will open up this screen:
This is because SoundFlow needs to be allowed to access your computer in the System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility section.
Click the Open System Preferences button:
This dialog now pops up:
Again, choose Open System Preferences. You are now directed to the System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility section:
Now click the lock:
Enter your admin password:
Scroll down to find SoundFlow and make sure it is checked:
Close the system settings window.
Coming back to SoundFlow, if the window is still open you can click the Continue button, or maybe you need to open SoundFlow again from the Applications folder.

Logging in for the first time

Now SoundFlow will ask you to log in to your SoundFlow account:
If you haven't yet logged in to either soundflow.org or to the SoundFlow app before, simply choose which one of the 3 login methods you prefer (Google, Facebook or email/password). If you don't already have a user, a new user is automatically created for you, so don't worry about that the buttons all say "Sign in".

Starting your trial

If you don't already have an active subscription or trial with SoundFlow, the app will now ask you to choose which type of subscription you'd like to try (never mind the ugly beta design):
The first 30 days of each subscription is a free trial. There are 3 options; SoundFlow Cloud Free (which is completely free), SoundFlow Cloud Indie and SoundFlow Cloud Pro. Read more about the different subscription types here.
Once you've chosen the subscription type you'd like to try, you'll be prompted to enter your details. Note that your subscription can be cancelled or changed at any point in time via your user control panel or in the My Account page in the SoundFlow app. If you have any questions or problems with your subscription or trial, feel free to reach out at info@soundflow.org or in our forums. Or read more about starting a trial or managing/cancelling subscriptions.

SoundFlow is now installed

Now that you have set up SoundFlow's system access, created a user and started your subscription, the SoundFlow gui (graphical) app will start.