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MuLab App System Requirements

  • Windows Vista and up.
  • MacOS 10.9 up to MacOS 10.14.x.
  • Good soundcard/device with good driver and with at least 1 stereo output.
Not necessary but recommended:
  • Powerful multi-core CPU.
  • Minimum graphics space of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Installation

Download the MuLab App zip package and unzip it to a new folder on your harddisk or USB device.
Please make sure that the complete folder path towards the MuLab Plugin folder does not contain any special characters, except for plus, minus (hyphen), underscore, round brackets and square brackets.

After you have extracted the MuLab package, double-click the MuLab application file to launch it.
On Windows that's MuLab.exe, on MacOS that's MuLab.app.

MuLab App comes as a portable and self-containing folder.
It does not install anything on your system outside this folder.
You can move the MuLab App folder after you have installed it.
You can even put it on a USB stick and carry your MuLab App with you.

Windows

On Windows 7/8, it may be better not to install the Mulab App folder under the 'Program Files' folder, but rather in a non UAC protected folder like C:\Applications\Music\Mulab. This is to avoid access problems caused by Windows' UAC mechanism. Alternatively you could try to run MuLab with "Run as administrator". To do so right-click the MuLab exe file.

The reason for this is that MuLab stores your user settings in a couple of files in MuLab/User/Settings. The good thing about that is that your MuLab installation is easily movable, and can be put on your USB stick for example. Another advantage is that you can have multiple independent MuLab installations on the same system, for example different versions of MuLab. Therefore it's best that the user settings are store inside the MuLab folder and thus this folder must be writable.

If you have Microsoft SmartScreen enabled, choose "More Info" + "Run Anyway".

MacOS

If you get the alert "MuLab can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer", then control-click or right-click the MuLab.app icon and choose "Open". More info on MacOS GateKeeper on this page.

MacOS Sierra and up:

Due to some new security "feature" in MacOS Sierra called 'GateKeeper Path Randomization' it may be that on launching MuLab it alerts "Can't find app sub-folder" or "Folder is not writable". This is because MacOS Sierra and up heavily distrusts 3rd party apps and MacOS Sierra puts all extracted files from a downloaded zip package into quarantine by default. Nothing wrong with MacOS trying to be secure but at least it should give the user an easy way to bypass it when the user wants so but MacOS doesn't do that.

To solve this MuTools has made a little tool called "Quarantine Remover" to remove that default Apple quarantine.
The Quarantine Remover is included in the downloaded zip package.
How to use it:

  • Launch Quarantine Remover, eventually via right-click -> Open
  • Drag-drop the MuLab.app file onto the green window area
From now on, MuLab can be launched normally.

 

Insert Your User Key

See Insert User Key

Updating MuLab

See Updating MuLab

Uninstallation

Simply delete the MuLab folder.
MuLab does not put any data outside the MuLab folder.

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