How to upgrade from SSD 5 to SSD 5.5 on macOS

This guide is meant for those upgrading from SSD5 to 5.5.

Note: New users (those who purchased SSD after the release of 5.5) should refer to this link: (For New Users) 

Those who previously installed SSD5 should note that the installation process for SSD 5.5 is a lot simpler than that for SSD5, and has been streamlined down to fewer steps.                                                                                                           


New Slate Audio Center application is the only file needed to install SSD, as this app installs both the SSD library AND plugin file.

New installation process does away with Slate Pack files, and SSD_Sampler file.

Once the Slate Audio Center app is open, users will log in with the credentials to their slate accounts, and will see every product that they have registered to their account, including expansions.                                                                                                       

Upgrade Steps: 

1. Log into your Slate User Account, then click on "SSD5". Download the new Slate Audio Center app. 

2. Double click on the downloaded file
 Drag Slate Audio Center into the "Applications" folder                                                                                                             

3. Open the app from your "Applications" folder. Then log in using the credentials for your Slate User account.


With the "SSD 5.5" button selected  click "REINSTALL" next to "Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Sampler Beta". This will install the SSD5.5 Plugin file, and update the SSD library, which will give users the updated library, that comes with the newly re-released OG One-Shots, and updated Grooves.  

OG One Shots


On the next page there will be two prompts that can be checked, by clicking the circle. New users will need to make sure the top prompt is checked (so the SSD 5.5 Plugin file installs), as well as the bottom prompt. After checking both prompts, hit the "Select" button, to select the destination for your SSD5 Library folder.    


Upon successful installation, users will get the message "Successfully Installed". Now exit the app and and open in the DAW and confirm all the libraries are linked. 




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