Manually Installing A TuneLing

Manually installing a Tuneling is easy, but TuneLings purchased from the TuneLings Store automatically install themselves correctly, so you will only need these instructions in unusual situations. Feel free to ignore this page until that happens.

Where TuneLings Live (for the moderately Mac-Savvy):

If you are comfortable with navigating in the MacOS Finder to locate specific files or folders, or move them around, here’s what you need to know:

  • All TuneLings data files and folders live in the com.LEG.TuneLings subfolder of your Application Support subfolder, of your Library folder, in your own user folder. Normally, the entire Library folder is “hidden”, meaning you must take special steps to see it in the Finder. But it’s easy to get to, by doing this:

In the Finder, type SHIFT-COMMAND-G, or select “Go To Folder…” from the Go menu. In the little window that opens, delete any existing text (if present), then type the following exactly (you can copy it from here, and paste it there):

~/Library/Application Support/com.LEG.TuneLings

(The leading tilde character – the squiggly thing – is important!) This will open a Finder window showing you the TuneLings files and subfolders.

  • TuneLingLibrary is the subfolder containing the TuneLings you’ve obtained from the TuneLing Store. If you need to install a TuneLing simply to play it, drop it into this subfolder. 
  • TuneLingStudio is the subfolder containing TuneLings during the process of authoring. If you’re installing  for authoring purposes, drop it in this subfolder.
  • Audio Files can live anywhere, but the TuneLing needs to know where they are. To connect audio files to TuneLings, see the “Connecting Audio and TuneLings” section of the “TuneLings and Audio Files” page, under this app’s Help menu, or click here. We recommend you keep your audio files in iTunes, or within the TuneLingLibrary subfolder – that’s where they’ll go initially, if you purchase them with TuneLings.

Start, or quit and re-start the TuneLings App if you make any changes to these files/folders, to see their effect.

Alternate method for the less Mac-Savvy:

  • To place the TuneLing file where it needs to be, open the TuneLings App, and in the Library on the leftmost (navigation) panel of the app’s window, click on the name of the demo song that came with the app (probably “Slow Jam Track in G”). If that’s not there, you can click the name of any other TuneLing you have purchased (unless you’ve manually moved its audio file).
  • In the TuneLing overview that then appears in the main View of the app, click the Reveal Audio File button, and watch your Mac screen! It will open a Finder window, showing your existing TuneLings, and (probably) their audio files.
  • Drag your new TuneLing from wherever it is, into that folder. (The TuneLing file’s name will be a long string of letters and numbers, ending in “.tling”).
  • Quit, then restart the TuneLings app. You should now see the new TuneLing in your TuneLing Library (left-side panel), but it will probably have a gray icon beside its name.
  • When you click the new TuneLing’s name, the app will complain that there’s no audio file for it.
  • Connect the audio file to the TuneLing by following the instructions in the “Connecting Audio and TuneLings” section of the “TuneLings and Audio Files” page, under this app’s Help menu, or click here.