iLok totally sucks - no?

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iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by milfhuntr » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm

I recently bought Antares Auto-Tune. I did not know it needed iLok. It is an additional expense to me of $49.00.

I totally understand and support the right to protect intellectual property and I hate crackz. However, Antares could simply provide a dongle in the box - problem solved.

I think the whole thing sucks and I had trouble logging in and getting an iLok account. It was buggy as hell.

Your experience?

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by ramangill » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:57 pm

milfhuntr wrote:I recently bought Antares Auto-Tune. I did not know it needed iLok. It is an additional expense to me of $49.00.

I totally understand and support the right to protect intellectual property and I hate crackz. However, Antares could simply provide a dongle in the box - problem solved.

I think the whole thing sucks and I had trouble logging in and getting an iLok account. It was buggy as hell.

Your experience?
Don't most products come with the eLok now? The electronic version of the iLok? I have 2 things that have the eLok...works like a charm
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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by polyslax » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 pm

milfhuntr wrote:Your experience?
Been using iLok for 5 years or so. Haven't had any technical issues using plugins, adding licences, transferring licences. Handy when you want to change computers. I like it.
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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by Neon Breath » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:19 pm

I'm with milfhuntr on this. Thought I understand its purpose I think iLok is obsolete and belongs to another era.

I already used an iLok for my plugin licences (had no choice back at that time) and I really hated it, although I never had problems with it. Updating the iLok, taking care of it, not forgeting it anywhere, etc. I also hated to have to plug the thing into one of my usb ports everytime I wanted to use just one single plugin, even for just a little session. No iLok, no access to my plugins. Not my thing, I sold it and use registred licences instead, and I'm a happy guy since!

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by Khazul » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:28 pm

polyslax wrote:
milfhuntr wrote:Your experience?
Been using iLok for 5 years or so. Haven't had any technical issues using plugins, adding licences, transferring licences. Handy when you want to change computers. I like it.
+1 - unlike that fucking aweeful system satanberg came up with / use that sometimes randomly decides to pretend to have forgotten *all* of your licenses when you add a new one - Grrrr.

Yeh - I know now you have to uninstall and reinstall the damn thing and that usually fixes it - still hate their flakey junk.
Nothing to see here - move along!

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by pc999 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:54 pm

Dont know I refuse myself to use one.

Also on laptops USB port are few and hub are another problem...

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by Neon Breath » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:10 pm

pc999 wrote:Dont know I refuse myself to use one.

Also on laptops USB port are few and hub are another problem...
Exactly why it was a probleme for me!

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by anybody human » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:28 pm

I've never had a problem with iLok. The last thing I'd describe it as is buggy. It takes a USB slot yes, that is quite annoying when playing live, at home I just use a USB hub. Any inconvenience for me is probably offset by the fact that I'd like to get a new computer soon, and re-authorizing all of my software will be a nightmare, except for the ones that use iLok.

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by vladimotor » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:54 am

Yeah, when are they gonna realize that more and more musicians are using laptops with limited USB count??? And hubs don't help of course.
I had to buy a docking station and still can't have all my USB devices hooked up. I need to hook up MIDI interface, Guitar Rig controller, APC40, Samplitude dongle, a mouse, external harddrive, and access to USB Flash drives, all that to my two USB ports(well, four with a docking station).
And that is the reason i never bought Korg Legacy Collection.
This protection method is stupid. But, at least Magix include their dongle with their software.

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by Ben_Binary » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:50 am

iLok can suck a hairy turd. Sorry but dongles suck anus.
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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by twisted-space » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:52 am

vladimotor wrote: And that is the reason i never bought Korg Legacy Collection.

Just FYI, the legacy collection doesn't use a dongle (or pace software) anymore.

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by vladimotor » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:19 pm

Great news, but now i have too many softsynths:)

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by necho » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:21 pm

Dongles are evil.

Evil evil evil evil evil.

I will never, ever use software that requires one again.
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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by twisted-space » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:52 pm

vladimotor wrote:Great news, but now i have too many softsynths:)
Sorry, I don't understand. How is this possible? :lol:

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Re: iLok totally sucks - no?

Post by necho » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:05 pm

IMO

Too many = greater than one

(but then I don't count Reaktor as a soft synth :lol: )
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