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 ARTA Install

To get working ARTA software follow these steps:

Download software.
Order and get ARTA license key.
Install software on PC computer with Windows OS.

Download software

Here you can download installation program for ARTA software. Installation program contains programs ARTA.EXE, LIMP.EXE, STEPS.EXE,  and html-help files ARTA.CHM, LIMP.CHM, STEPS.CHM.  Optionally, you can download user manuals in Adobe *.pdf format.

 

Download installation program for Windows XP/Vista/Win7/8/10:

  ArtaSetup1941.exe    (10.6 MB)

 Current version 1.9.4.1 published on August, 29, 2021.

 

Download user manuals in Adobe .pdf format

  Arta-user-manual.pdf (4.2 MB)

  Limp-user-manual.pdf (1.1 MB)

  Steps-user-manual.pdf  (1.2 MB)

 

No part of software or user manual pages may be copied, reproduced or anyway re-used separately without the written permission of the author. 

The ARTA software is not patented, and does not contain technology constrained by existing patents. However, ARTA contains technology developed by other authors, that is described in their publications. ARTA user manual contains list of papers and standards that were used in a development of the ARTA Software.

ARTA software uses ASIO drivers. ASIO is trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

 

Order license key

ARTA Software is classified as "shareware". To use it you have to pay for the user license key.

If you have no license key, you can freely use ARTA software in a demo mode. The demo mode of programs is fully functional except loading and saving of files are disabled.

There are two types of licenses:

1. The personal license enables the single user personal use of the ARTA Software. The price for the personal license is 79 euros.

2. The commercial licence enables the institutional and multi-user use of the ARTA Software. In large firms and universities one license covers one of its institution/department. The price for the commercial license is 149 euros.

License key is vallid for all versions 1.x.x.

You can order and pay the licence key by using international electronic payment service ShareIt (My Commerce). 

Here are links to the ShareIt web pages:

   Order Personal license key

   Order Commercial license key

 

Install ARTA software

Installation of ARTA software is easy, just execute program ArtaSetupXXX.exe (XXX denotes version of software).

It will install programs ARTA.exe, STEPS.exe, LIMP.exe and Help files in Folder "ProgramFiles(86)\ArtSoftware". You can make shortcuts to these programs.

When you start these programs for the first time you will be asked to enter ARTA license key. If you don't have one just proceed to work in demo mode.

The license key is the same for ARTA, LIMP and STEPS programs, and must be entered for each of them.

For user name you may enter arbitrary registration name.

 

Requirements to use ARTA software

Minimal requirements to use ARTA software are:

  • Operating systems: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10.
  • Processor class Pentium, clock frequency 600 MHz or higher.
  • Memory requirement for Windows XP is 256MB, and for Vista / Windows 7/8/10 is 2GB.
  • Full duplex soundcard with synchronous clock for AD and DA converters.
  • WDM Windows soundcard driver or ASIO driver (ASIO is trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH).

ARTA software has been successfully used with following soundcards:

  • RME Fireface UFX, UC, UCX, BabyFace Pro, Fireface 800, RME Fireface 400, RME HDSP
  • M-Audio Audiophile 2496, USB Transit, Mobile USB Pre, Firewire Solo
  • Axys D-AudioCard (mixer does not work on Windows 8/10)
  • Echo Gina24, Echo Layla 24, Echo Indigo I/O (notebook)
  • EMU 1820M, 1616M, 0204USB, 0404USB (*), EMU USB Tracker Pre (*)
  • Motu M2, M4
  • Roland Rubix22, Duo and Quad Capture USB audio interfaces
  • Marian Trace Alpha, Terratec EWX 24/96 (*)
  • Focusrite Scarlett USB serie
  • Steinberg UR-22Mk2 USB audio interface
  • Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2 USB audio interface
  • Digigram VxPocket 440 (*) - a notebook PCMCIA card
  • TASCAM US122L, US-2x2, DR-40X
  • Infrasonic Quartet, Sound Devices USBPre2
  • Creative Soundblaster X-Fi (works on all sampling frequencies in sound creation mode)
  • Creative Soundblaster Live 24 (*) and Extigy-USB (*), Audigy ZS laptop, but only at 48kHz sampling frequency,
  • ESI Juli, U24 XL, ESI Quatafire 610, EgoSys Waveterminal 24 (*)
  • Turtle Beach Pinnacle and Fuji (*)
  • Soundcards and on-board audio with AC97 codecs,

* For this older cards driver does not work in Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Full setup of interface to soundcard drivers on various operating systems is described in User manual.

Notice for Windows 10 users:

  •  On Windows 10 you should make clean install of ARTA. If you have updated from earlier version of Windows 7 / 8 please first uninstall and then install ARTA software again.
  •  Some sound card drivers needs update (i.e. Steinberg UR22 needs version 1.92). Some souncards works with old drivers (i.e. M-Audio USB Transit, and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2).

Notice for Windows 7 users:

  • On Windows 7 / 8 and Vista it is recommended to use ASIO drivers.
  • For Windows 7 / 8 - 64bit OS it is recommended to use computer systems with chipsets for the i3/i5/i7 Intel processor family.

Notice for Linux and Mac OS X users

  • Arta can be used on computers with Linux and Mac OS X operating systems by using Windows emulator programs: Wine on Linux, and Crossover (version of Wine) on Mac.
  • First install Windows emulator program, then install ARTA software using regular ArtaSetupXXX.exe program.
  • Before starting ARTA, in Wine Configuration Dialog a) set default sound input and output devices and b) set frame of windows to have the Windows native look.