Download the following from the SSD5 Free Page found in https://ssd5-free.dl.drumclassroom.net/:
-SSD5 Free Sampler Win
-Slate Pack 1 & 2
-SSD Install Manager Win
Double click on the SSD5 Free Installer
-Click "Finish" when the installer has finished.
Double click on the SSD Install Manager
-Follow on screen prompts and click "Finish" when the installation has finished.
Open SSD Install Manager from your "Desktop" or check on "Run Steven Slate Drums IM" (from the install) and click "INSTALL" on the Steven Slate Drums 5 Full Library
-Select the location path in which your Slate Pack files were downloaded
Note: This location is most likely your "Downloads" folder
-Select the location destination in which you'd like your samples to be installed
Note: The samples can be installed on your internal hard drive or an external hard drive
Note: Do NOT select system folders such as Program Data or hidden folder.
Click "Install Product", then "FINISH" when the installation is done
Select Base Directory
- When loading an instance of SSD5 for the very first time, the plugin window will be empty. You will need to select the "Base Directory" in order to link the library to the plugin. The Base Directory is your SSD5Library folder.
- In order to select the "Base Directory", click "Settings" and navigate to your SSD5Library folder.
IMPORTANT: The path must end in "/SSD5Library" as shown in the image above. Special characters and certain international symbols are not allowed.
- Next, go to "Construct Kit" and click the Refresh button to populate the plugin library.
SSD5 Free is now ready to use!