Computer System Requirements

Important note on licenses: Normal licenses of ODEON are meant to work only locally, with the same PC that operates the software. This means that server installation or remote desktop control is not possible. For multiple-user operation within the same Company or Institution we offer extra licenses (dongles) at a discounted price. Since Autumn 2020, special remote-desktop licenses are available. Please see our price list for all options. 

Save your files locally: Due to the nature of ODEON (writing many files during simulations) saving room files on a server hard disk is not recommended. Calculation speed can significantly be reduced and the whole process can get stuck usually due to limited network capacity.

Operating Systems: Odeon is a 32 bit Windows® application running on Windows® 10 (32 bit version as well as 64 bit version), Windows® 8 (32 bit version as well as 64 bit version), Windows® 7 (32 bit version as well as 64 bit version) and Windows®Vista (32 bit version as well as 64 bit version).

Installation on OSX systems is not supported. ODEON can in principle run on OSX using a Windows emulator or installed on a Windows partition. Many users choose this option instead of a PC, but since possible system instabilities may occur, such a use is solely responsibility of the user.

RAM: recommended 2 GB.

Free Disk Space: Minimum 20 GB, recommended 300 GB. ODEON is a fairly light program, consuming small space in temporary (RAM) memory, but it needs a generous space on Hard Disk. During calculations it creates files that are written to the hard disk, releasing the temporary memory (RAM). Both simulation and auralisation files can be quite large, their size depending heavily on the type of room/project. So, managing the disk space is up to the user.

CPU: Minimum 1 GHz Intel Pentium® recommended. Multi core processors (such as i7) are recommended for fast parallel calculations.

Graphics card: SVGA graphics display/adaptor.

Sound card: Sound card (for surround loudspeaker playback the sound card should typically support multiple channels e.g. 4.1, 5.1 and 7.1 – up to 50.1 supported).

Ports: USB port for plugging in the Dongle.