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Copy Protection FAQs

Do Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments use copy protection? 
Yes, we have our own system. Once you've installed and opened the plugin, you'll need to authorize the plugin on our web site, via your User Account. It's fast and easy, and you'll get your Response Code for your computer immediately. You don't have to use your music computer to do the web authorization.

Do Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments use an iLok or any kind of dongle for Copy Protection?
No. All Spectrasonics products use a custom-developed Challenge/Response system. This system allows you to install and authorize 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, with our system, you aren't limited to using them on only one computer. Since all Spectrasonics instruments have a "single-user/multiple-computer" license, you can install and use them on as many computers that you own and will be using yourself.

Does this mean I can use my Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments on more than one computer at a time?
Yes. This is no problem as long as you are the only user.

What if I need more than one install for laptop use, if my hard drive crashes, or if I get a new computer?
Not a problem! Our web site is available around the clock to handle these situations immediately. It's very easy to do it online and you'll always be able to get the authorizations you need from Spectrasonics.

I'm concerned about what would happen to my Spectrasonics Virtual instruments if the company were to go out of business? Would I be still be able to authorize them?
Absolutely! At Spectrasonics, we believe it is essential to guarantee to our users the ability to get lifetime authorizations for the Spectrasonics instruments they purchased. In the unlikely event that the company were to go out of business, we would provide for all registered users to get continued authorizations. In fact, we already have a system in place for this contingency. However, the good news is that this event is highly unlikely - we’ve been in business for a long time and we plan to be around for many years!

 


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