Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.
DIN is a standalone application.
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, look at the options available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.