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Sonic beacon offers a 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64)
collection of virtual instruments in the Windows Installer format.
are two methods that you can use to determine whether you are running a
32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8. If one method does not
work, try the other method.
Method 1: View the System window in Control Panel.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if
you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and
then click Search. Type system in the search box, and then tap or click
Settings. Tap or click System. If you are running a 64-bit version of
Windows 8, 64-bit Operating System is displayed in the System type field
under the System heading. If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows
8, 32-bit Operating System is displayed in the System type field under
the System heading.
Method 2: View the System Information window. Swipe
in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are
using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then
click Search. In the search box, type system information. Tap or click
System, tap or click System Information, and then click System Summary.
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows 8, x64-based PC is
displayed in the System type field under the Item heading. If you are
running a 32-bit version of Windows 8, x86-based PC is displayed in the
System type field under the Item heading.
find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of
Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following.
Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties. Under System, you can view
the system type.
your computer is running Windows XP, do the following. Click
Start. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. If you don't
see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit
version of Windows XP. If "x64 Edition" is listed under System,
you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.
Double click the desired download below and press the Save
File button on the Opening xx Bit Sonic Beacon dialog. After the file has
downloaded double click the “.msi’ file in the Downloads dialog, press
Run in the Open File – Security Warning dialog and follow the installer’s
instructions. Press the Yes button in the User Account Control dialog
when it appears. If a lower version of sonic beacon is already present
the installer will prompt you to uninstall it. To remove sonic beacon
manually go to Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel, right
click sonic beacon and select Uninstall from the pop-up menu that
Bit Sonic beacon.msi Version 126.96.36.199
Bit Sonic beacon.msi Version 188.8.131.52
To install the sonic beacon
application software on a Windows based computer; you need the following
hardware and software:
with Intel® x86-32 or 64-bit based microprocessor. This application
requires at least a 1 GHz processor in order to play audio in real time.
The more modules in a process stream the higher the performance of the
processor must be in order to achieve real time throughput. Real time
throughput is not required to measure the performance of audio
q 4 GB
RAM. Performance of the application at large FFT sizes can be severely
degraded if memory to disk swap files must be accessed.
device and monitor capable of displaying 1024x768 pixels and 256 colors.
Disk with 20MB of free space for installation. Additional space is
required to save audio and additional calibration files. A sound card
calibration file for 32768 FFT size is 3.2 Mbytes.
compatible sound card: Sixteen bit duplex card is absolutely required for
audio component measurements.
and Two Button Mouse. A central wheel is not required.
display screen is not required as sonic beacon runs on the desktop in
or DVD-ROM is optional.
adapter is optional.
Beacon has been tested and was found to be fully functional on Microsoft
Windows 8 (64 Bit), Microsoft Window 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) and Windows
32 bit XP Professional. Note that sonic beacon is not tested but may
operate on Windows XP 64 Bit Edition 2003, Windows Server 2003,
Microsoft Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional, Windows
XP Professional x64 Bit Edition, Windows Fundamentals for Legacy
PCs, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows Vista
Ultimate, Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Home Server
2011, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT or Windows 8.
Sonic Beacon uses the a version of the Windows Application Installer that
is not compatible with pre XP versions of Windows.
Sound Card drivers (supplied with Sound Card hardware). Duplex drivers
are usually available on manufacturer’s web sites for older hardware.
MMSYSTEM support is required. It is always included in any of the
aforementioned operating systems. DirectX support is not required.
Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure
introduced with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. It aims to
improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting application
software to standard user privileges until an administrator authorizes an
increase in privilege level. In this way, only applications that the user
trusts receive higher privileges, and malware should be kept from
receiving the privileges necessary to compromise the operating system. In
other words, a user account may have administrator privileges assigned to
it, but applications that the user runs do not also have those privileges
unless they are approved beforehand or the user explicitly authorizes it
to have higher privileges. Depending on Windows UAC settings the Sonic
Beacon application may have to be "Installed as Administrator"
or "Run as Administrator" in order to write to
the registry and files in the Program Files directory. Right click
the application icon and select "Run as Administrator"
from the pop-up menu that appears. UAC may be disabled by
clicking Start...Control Panel...User Accounts. Uncheck "Use User
Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer and press OK. Sonic
Beacon will then run without administrative privileges.
Version 4.5 Microsoft .NET framework is included in the Windows 8
Installation. For versions of Windows prior to 8, Microsoft .NET
framework Version 3.5 or later is required or the application will not
beacon.exe is built with Microsoft Common Language Runtime Support
support is not required.
beacon.exe is statically linked to Microsoft C Runtime and Microsoft
Foundation Class Libraries. There are no dependencies on Windows SxS