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The Mixing Bench 8 Installation Instructions

"Before You Download"

  1. Backup your existing Mixing Bench data files before installing any updates!

  2. *** Close The Mixing Bench program on your computer before installing updates.

  3. Read the installation instructions below.

Please Read The Installation Instructions

Download The Mixing Bench 8.4.1 .exe    Does Not Fit on a floppy disk!

Download The Mixing Bench 8.4.1 .zip    Does Not Fit on a floppy disk!

Watch Installation Video

ATTENTION FIRST TIME USERS!
The Mixing Bench is a "Try Before You Buy Program". It operates for 30 days from the date of initial installation. Please be sure you are completely satisfied with the program before purchasing.
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Installation Instructions
 New Installations 
 Upgrading From a Previous Version 
  
Archives (previous versions)  click here

New Installations

New Stand Alone
 
  • Click the Download Link above.
  • Select Save.
  • Select Desktop or choose a different destination. This can be your hard drive, a flash drive, network drive or any media large enough to hold the program. (Will not fit on a floppy disk.)
  • Close the Internet.
  • Double Click on the SetupTMBxxx.exe program you just downloaded.
  • Select Run if asked.
  • Setup will install the program and place an icon on your desktop.
  • Start the program clicking the Mixing Bench 8 icon on your desktop.
  • Register the program.
  • That's It!
New Peer to Peer Network Setup
 
  • Click the Download Link above.
  • Select Save.
  • Select a destination for the file. This can be your hard drive, a flash drive, network drive or any media large enough to hold the program. (Will not fit on a floppy disk.)
  • Select a computer to act as the main computer ("server").
  • Install and register The Mixing Bench on the server.
  • Allow network access by sharing the installation directory. This is normally ("C:\mixbench").   Set rights to "Allow network users to change my files".
  • On each workstation computer:
  • Map a drive to the shared directory on the server.
  • Install and register The Mixing Bench.
  • Start the Mixing Bench program.
  • On the Administrator Files screen, Administration tab, enter the path to the data directory on the server or use the select button to the right of the field.  (UNC is supported)
  • Restart The Mixing Bench to use the new data directory.
  New Dedicated Server Network Setup
 
  • On The Server:
  • Install the The Mixing Bench in a directory that will be shared. This will create the files necessary for network use.
  • If you plan to run The Mixing Bench from the server console you must register the program on the server. (After 30 days the program it will no longer run but the data files can still be shared on the network.)
  • Create a network share that includes the installation directory and give users all rights to the directory.
  • On each workstation computer:
  • Map a drive to the shared directory on the server.
  • Install and register The Mixing Bench.
  • Start the Mixing Bench program.
  • On the Program Options screen, Administration tab, enter the path to the data directory on the server or use the select button to the right of the field.  (UNC is supported.)
  • Restart The Mixing Bench to use the new data directory.

Upgrading From a Previous Version

Version Check
  Click Help, About.  If your version is prior to 8.0 contact Technical Support before attempting to upgrade.
  
Upgrading A Stand Alone
 
  • Install the new Mixing Bench program in the same directory as the previous version. The setup program will create an icon for the program under Start, Programs, The Mixing Bench. A program icon will also be placed on the desktop.
Upgrading a Peer to Peer Network
 
  • Install The Mixing Bench on the "server" in the same directory as the previous version. The setup program will create icons for the program and the data conversion utility under Start, Programs, The Mixing Bench. A program icon will also be placed on the desktop.
  • On each workstation computer:
  • Install The Mixing Bench in the same directory as the previous version.
  • Start the Mixing Bench. On the Administrator Files screen, change / verify the data path to the shared directory on the server.
Upgrading a Dedicated Server Network
 
  • On the server:
  • Install The Mixing Bench in the same directory as the previous version.  A program icon will also be placed on the desktop.
  • On the workstations:
  • Install The Mixing Bench in the same directory as the previous version.  The setup program will create icons for the program under Start, Programs, The Mixing Bench. A program icon will also be placed on the desktop.
  • Start the Mixing Bench. On the Administrator Files screen, change / verify the data path to the shared directory on the server.
  
Archives
 
  • To locate previous releases of The Mixing Bench click here.

 

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Updated 01/07/2015