Before you begin:

Download the correct installer for your Operating System and licensing type.  The S-GEAR download page provides details of the currently supported Operating Systems.  For your security, all S-GEAR installers are digitally signed by Scuffham Amps.

For iLok based licensing, first download and install the ilok-tiny iLok License Manager software.

 

win4Installing on Microsoft Windows:

  1. Close all applications and double click the setup file to launch the S-GEAR installer.
  2. The S-GEAR Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation process. Click Next to move forward through the setup screens.
  3. The End User License Agreement is displayed.  It is important that you read and accept the terms of the license agreement.  If you do not agree to the terms then click Cancel and do not install S-GEAR.
  4. Continue through the installation steps.  It is recommended to keep all default installation settings.

S-GEAR will use standard install locations for your plug-ins unless you choose otherwise.  Keeping the default VST plug-in locations will avoid potential problems when you come to upgrade S-GEAR in future.  S-GEAR default VST plug-in folders are as follows:

C:\Program Files\Scuffham Amps\S-Gear_VST\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Scuffham Amps\S-Gear_VST\       (32bit plug-in on a 64bit Operating System)


Installing the 32bit VST plug-in on Windows 64bit systems:

On 64bit Windows systems, the 64bit VST plug-in is always installed and an option is provided to install the 32bit VST plug-in.  The option is selected by default.  You will need the 32bit VST plug-in only if you are running an older 32bit DAW on your 64bit Windows system.

 

apple-bwInstalling on MAC OS X:

  1. Close all applications and double click the package file to launch the S-GEAR installer.
  2. The S-GEAR Installer will guide you through the installation process. Click Continue to move forward through the setup screens.
  3. The End User License Agreement is displayed.  It is important that you read and accept the terms of the license agreement.  If you do not agree to the terms then click Disagree and do not install S-GEAR.
  4. Continue through the installation steps.  It is recommended to keep all default installation settings, however, you can choose to exclude certain plug-in formats by clickng the Customize button and deselecting plug-in formats that you do not wish to install. It is mandatory to install the Standalone Application and AudioUnit plug-ins.

 

Running S-GEAR for the first time:

Once installed, click the S-GEAR icon to run S-GEAR for the first time (on Windows the S-GEAR icon appears on your desktop, on MAC OS X S-GEAR can be found in your Applications folder).  If you have not previously run an S-GEAR trial, you will have the option to start a 15 day trial.  See the Product Activation pages for mode details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about S-GEAR installation.
Troubleshooting Guide for S-GEAR installation.