Installing is very easy:
- Install Gnaural for Windows
- If you are running MacOSX 10.5 or higher, Install Gnaural for MacOSX. For early
versions of MacOSX try Gnaural for Tiger 10.4
- The Gnaural download page provides a deb for the latest Ubuntu, both 32-bit Gnaural and 64-bit Gnaural
- For Ubuntu's official version: Gnaural for Ubuntu
- Here's Fedora's: Gnaural for Fedora
- Puppy Linux has
a .pet installer for ver. 5.2 (meaning you can now
run Gnaural from a LiveCD!)
- If Gnaural isn't pre-built for your distro, simply download the source and compile it using the instructions here
- If really in a bind, here's a very outdated but mostly static-linked precompiled executable: Gnaural
Optional Presets ("Presets" are
customized sound files that you can run in Gnaural)
Pick and choose from the Presets Archive
presets are divided in to two categories: "Mindstates" targetting
mental states, and "Soundscapes"
that are strictly sound compositions.
- If the preset you've chosen opens as a page in your browser instead of downloading, simply "Save Page As" from the File menu
- If you have created a preset that you feel might benefit others, submit it to: gnaural [at] users.sourceforge.net
- Someone apparently has made an "SBaGen to Gnaural File Converter" for Windows.
- LINUX: Gnaural can be found natively within these distributions: Fedora, Ubuntu, SuSE, Gentoo, ArchLinux. Contact your package maintainer if the version is not up to date. If you don't have an installer available to you, simply download the source code (the ".tar.gz" file), extract and compile it. The latter should be as easy as typing "./configure" then "make" from a terminal in the root of the extracted directory. If it compiled, you'll find gnaural in the src directory. If it didn't, you're probably just missing a few dev libs (likely PortAudio and SndFile); install them using your distribution's package manager then try again.
- WINDOWS: There is also a very useful GTK+ Preferences Tool available at the gtk-win site, allowing you to customize the look of GTK+ applications.
- WINDOWS: If you are running a version of Windows BEFORE Windows 2000, you will need this older version of the GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment.
- MacOSX: I know that your Gnaural seems a bit "un-Mac-like" in regard to menuing, keyboard shortcuts, and needing right-button mouse-clicks (use Ctrl-click to simulate). No, I'm not favoring windows (I'm not a Windows user myself). The problem is simply that the libraries Gnaural depends on to be multi-platform are still in development for MacOSX - very stable for use but still trying to figure out how to include the uniquely Mac aesthetic in to the general shemes it adopted to cover both Linux and Windows.
- EVERYONE: If any of the links above don't work (or for any reason you can't get what you need), first see if you can find what you need at the main Gnaural site, and if you can't, then post in the Forum. True "bugs", on the other hand, should go to the Tracker.
latest stable source code can always be found (as a ".tar.gz" file) here,
current working code snapshot in CVS here. To
download from CVS, simply put this in a command line:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/gnaural co -P gnaural
Assuming you have all the development libraries needed (including PortAudio and SndFile), then all you need to do is type these lines to compile and run: