PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. iLok

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Average Score:2.4( 2.4/5 based on 12 reviews )
 3 reviews25 %
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Poor

moosers's review

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. iLok
The Digidesign iLok is a simple device that is designed to prevent piracy with plug-ins and other software. You will need one of these to run most plug-ins in Pro Tools and in other DAW's. I've had one ever since I got Pro Tools a number of years ago, as it's absolutely necessary unless you're not going to run any outside plug-ins, which isn't going to be many people. You sync the iLok up with an online account that has all of your plug-in licenses on it. The iLok itself doesn't contain any software information other than the license itself, so if you want to use a plug-in on any given system that you have an authorization for on your iLok, you're going to need to install it there. I say this because it's not like you can just bring your iLok from place to place and run the plug-ins, as the software needs to be installed on any system where you want to use it. Generally I use my iLok with my lap top in my home studio, as I don't think I've ever used it on another system. Having said this, it's definitely possible to use it in different studios if the plug-ins you have are installed on there, but if they already are, chances are that the plug-in is already authorized with another iLok on site. The iLok costs about $40 US dollars, which isn't too bad I guess, but it's not really something that you have a choice in buying if you want to run plug-ins that require this, which is really the vast majority of plug-ins out there. There are a few companies that don't require you to use an iLok account, but all of the major ones do. If you're looking to get into the plug-in game, having an iLok is the first step...

soccerplayer25's review

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. iLok
I've had my iLok for a few years now. Its really more of an essential than a necessity as it is required for most of my plug-ins with Pro Tools 7 LE. Its great to have all of my authorizations in one spot and to be able to carry them around with me from my studio to other studios. However, if I were to lose it it would certainly be a hassle to be without my plug-ins for that amount of time. Its also a bit of a hassle to register and to set up all of the plug-ins with the iLok, but once it is done, it is done. There are no other models of the iLok that I know about, as Digidesign really sort of has a monopoly on it. Its pretty cheap and is definitely worth the money if you have a bunch of plug-ins that you need to travel with, or if it is required with plug-ins that you purchase. I couldn't function without mine simply because I need my plug-ins whenever I am doing work.

nicko97's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" does its job"

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. iLok
I use it for one year, included in the pack protools, stock licenses done its job.
beautiful design compared to the old version