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What OS does DIN run on?

Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.

Is DIN a plugin or a standalone application?

DIN is a standalone application.

How is the Evaluation version of DIN different from the Licensed version?

In the Licensed Version:

  • You can save settings.
  • You can save recordings of your DIN performance as sample accurate, uncompressed .WAV files.
  • You can make drones orbit each other.
  • You can launch drones like rockets!
  • You can make drone meshes.
  • You can warp gravity.
  • You can play with as many balls as you like in Mondrian!
  • You can make as many binaural drone pairs as you like!
  • You can turn regular polygons, star polygons, rose curves, spirals, lissajous curves and superformula curves into shapeforms
  • You can make fractal waveforms
  • You can morph waveforms into each other
  • You can turn maps of 245 countries into shapeforms!
  • You can turn unique bit patterns of alpha-numeric characters, billions of numbers and 16.7 million colours into unique waveforms, shapeforms, envelopes and modulation patterns. Go further with bit operations like Flip, Left & Right Shift with or without bit rotation.
  • You wont see a startup screen that reminds you to buy a license to use DIN Is Noise and
  • You get personal support from the author of DIN Is Noise via E-mail, Facebook Chat or Twitter.

If you want to use DIN for free, you can use the GNU/Linux version.

How do I install DIN?

On Mac OS X, download and open the DIN Is Noise disk image. Drag the DIN Is Noise application to your Applications folder and double click on the DIN Is Noise application to start DIN.

On Windows, download and unzip the DIN Is Noise zip file. Enter the DIN Is Noise folder and double click on DIN Is Noise executable.

On GNU/Linux, you have to install from source code.

How do I start DIN?

On Mac OS X, double click on the DIN Is Noise application in your Applications folder to start DIN.

On Windows, enter the DIN Is Noise folder and double click on DIN Is Noise executable to start DIN.

On GNU/Linux, at a terminal type:dinand press ENTER.

Is it possible to do a factory reset of DIN?

On Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux click on the Reset to Factory Settings! button on the Settings page of DIN. And restart DIN.

Does DIN support MIDI?

Yes. Click on Settings and choose the MIDI device from which DIN will get its MIDI input. DIN supports MIDI control change, program change, note on & off and pitch bend messages. DIN also automatically syncs FM, AM, gater & octave shift modules to the MIDI clock when it gets a MIDI clock and/or MIDI start message.

Can I play notes on the MIDI keyboard?

Yes. Click on Settings and choose the MIDI device from which DIN will get its MIDI input. When MIDI input is available, DIN draws 13 dotted crosses in the middle of the keyboard-keyboard. Each cross represents one note of the chromatic scale. You can see an octave's worth of crosses. If you play a white note on your MIDI keyboard, a white box will appear. If you play a black note, a black box will appear. In both cases, you should hear the note. If not, choose a different MIDI device.

How do I save the sounds I'm making in DIN?

Just press the Record button at the bottom of your screen. DIN starts recording the sounds you are making. To finish recording, click on the Record button again. A Menu comes up and you can save the recording to an uncompressed .WAV file on your desktop. The recording can be as long as you want and the file can be as large as you like. Please note you can only save recordings in the Licensed Version of DIN Is Noise. This doesnt apply to the GNU/Linux version.

What sort of a mouse do I need to play DIN?

Any mouse with a sensitivity of 400 DPI. Most older mice are fine. Newer gaming mice can be too fast for playing DIN as a mouse / bow instrument - they operate at 800 DPI or more. But thanks to certain kinds of guns in shooting games, many of these mice support on-the-fly DPI switching down to 400 DPI.

However, the sensitivity of your mouse does not matter if you plan to use DIN to work with just drones & Bezier curves.

How do I enter DIN's command mode?

Press the TAB key. Press the TAB key again or the ESC key to leave the command mode. From DIN's command mode you can invoke DIN commands or run Tcl scripts that contain DIN commands that can change various parameters of DIN.