The program is delivered as a standard Windows installation package. You download it from our website through a button (demo version) or through a link we provide with a mail (in case of purchase).

Once the package has been downloaded to your hard disk, just click on it to run the installer. You will be presented with a first dialog (see below) and then with a second dialog requiring you to specify the installation folder.

Software installer

Software installer

The preselected default contains in the folder name the edition and version number, and hence will allow you to install many editions/versions in parallel without interference.

The preselected default should be OK for most cases, but you are free to change it (see later). The installation program will ONLY write in that folder and will NOT touch anything else in your computer (except the launch icon placed on your desktop). Therefore to uninstall the software you just delete that folder and the launch icon on your desktop.

Administrator privileges

This topic is for advanced users that know what they are doing. If you do not understand what the following explanation means, just ignore it and stick with the default.

The software during normal operations needs to write into its installation folder. If you choose a path within a system reserved folder (i.e. the one where all Windows programs are normally installed: C:\ProgramFiles\), the program must run with administrator privileges. The shortcut (icon) the installer creates on your desktop does NOT launch the program with the required privileges. You have to edit it yourself and enable “Run as Administrator”.

Minimum HW and SW requirements
  • Dual core CPU @ 1 GHz
  • Windows 10 – 64 bits
  • Virtual machines are NOT supported

Installing the license files

This chapter only applies to paid versions of the software (Standard, Pro, Platinum). The Demo version does not require any license file.

Once you have purchased the software you will receive an email with two download links:

  • The software installer
  • The license files

Proceed with both downloads and install the software as explained in the previous chapter (see earlier this page). Remember that the software can be licensed (activated) only on one PC: the one you used to obtain the machine ID you entered in the purchase checkout form.

Then copy the license file “groovyband.lic” into the installation folder, as shown here:

License file

The other license file must be copied into the ROM folder.

When you launch the program, the splash screen should show your user id and email.

Limit the number of DSPs to those actually provided by your hardware

Depending on the version you have bought and the keyboard you have, the software might support more DSPs than those actually available in your keyboard. See here for a more in-depth explanation.

To limit the number of DSPs the program let you use, to match the number of those actually provided by your hardware, you have to launch the program with an appropriate switch.

The supported switches (to be passed to the command line) are:

  • /PSR
  • /SX7
  • /SX9
  • /SX9-2
  • /TYR
  • /GEN
  • /GEN-2

These switches can be specified by editing the shortcut (icon) created by the installation program on the desktop. Right click the icon and select “Properties” on the popup menu. On the panel that opens, select the “Shortcut” tab and edit the “Target” field.

It should contain something like “C:\Groovyband Live!\Groovyband Live! XG 21.05.03 Platinum\Groovyband.exe”. To pass a switch, edit the field and add it after the closing quotes. Here is an example, to let the program know that we want to use it with a Tyros:

“C:\Groovyband Live!\Groovyband Live! XG 21.05.03 Platinum\Groovyband.exe” /TYR

The switches /SX9-2 and /GEN-2 will select the configuration with 2 insert DSPs per part. If you launch the program with no command line switches, it will automatically default to /PSR.

If you attempt to run the program addressing more DSPs than those actually provided by your hardware, you might not hear the DSPs you select on the user interface. This is because the hardware, even if asked to, cannot play DSPs it does not actually have.  Even worse (due to the dynamic allocation), you might sometimes hear some of them randomly. 

If your license do not support all the DSPs of your hardware (as requested with the command line switch), it will automatically reduce itself to the maximum number allowed.

So do not blame Groovyband Live!, but stick with the correct launch switches. The shortcut created by the installation program will default to /PSR and hence will work correctly with every hardware, although possibly not using all its capabilities.


To completely remove the program from your computer, you simply have to delete the installation folder (and the desktop icons). Nothing else has been written to your system.