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Bypassing iLok Plugins
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jeckberg
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So, one of the things that I love about S1 is that I don't need an iLok to run the program. However, I recently picked up slate digital's VTM which requires an iLok. This isn't necessarily a big deal, but there are times where it would be nice to be able to throw together a quick mix on the fly without being tied to the dongle. For instance, I mix and export the sermon audio from my church service - no need for the VTM. Today I was trying to mix out that audio to be uploaded to our podcast, but when the program opens it asks me to plug in the dongle or to authorize the plugin. When I select "quit" or I close out the activation window it stops the process of opening S1. So I cannot open the program without my iLok.

Is there a way to simply pass over the activation of one plugin for a particular session? I don't want to remove it from S1 all the time (for obvious reasons), but I would love to be able to do some sessions without it. Is this possible?

Thanks all!

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LMike
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No idea. If I unplug my iLok I don't get that warning unless I try to load a plugin supported by iLok.

Maybe you should put your system specs in the report. I'm on PC and have no experience with iLok on Mac, or even know if the Slate plugs are cross platform.

Maybe someone else can help.

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markwindham
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Here's my method:

Click on link for advertisement of "awesome new" plug-in. See I-Lok required in system specs. Close tab.

I've spent a lot of $ on plugs. A lot... None of that $ has gone to an i-lok based plug.

Sorry I know I'm not any help but I'm trying to make a point to any plug-in devs that (probably won't) read this thread.
jeckberg
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Hey guys:
Thanks for taking the time to respond and to give me your thoughts.

Markwindham:
I'm predominantly a PT guy. I have been for years. Still LOVE that platform for tracking and mixing (I find it easier to work with, but that probably due more to familiarity than anything else). I switched over to S1 about a year ago mostly to do mastering. However, I fell in love with the ability to throw things down as demos in S1 because I didn't need to have my iLok present. I don't buy many 3rd party plugins, but due to my ties to PT, the iLok requirement doesn't phase me. I'm simply looking for the best sounding plugin for the parameters I'm needing. In this case, I found the VTM to be the best tape emulator for the stuff I do (to my tastes anyway).

LMike:
I'm running a 2011 MacbookPro, 2.4 GHz, 8G Ram, Mavericks OXS
The thing I'm really looking to do is to START the program without having to have my iLok connected for that particular plugin. I'm having no luck locating any settings or workarounds that will allow me to engage the iLok plugs for sessions that I want them on and to disengage them for session I don't. I'm also likely to add Slate's Virtual Bus Compressor in the near future, so I'd be having the same issue. As for your experience, I may be able to start up S1 and then remove the iLok (I haven't tried), but that doesn't help me with the fact that I like having an optional DAW that doesn't require me to have my iLok on me.
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On my rig, I have a handful of Antares and SoundToys plugs on an iLok. If any of the iLok plugs are used on a particular song or project, the warning will come up when I open it. I never get the warning when opening StudioOne or songs that don't use iLok plugs the other times.

Worst case scenario, you'll have to reset the blacklist after hitting "cancel" after the warning screen.

I hope that makes sense.

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LMike
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As for your experience, I may be able to start up S1 and then remove the iLok (I haven't tried), but that doesn't help me with the fact that I like having an optional DAW that doesn't require me to have my iLok on me.


That's what the last poster and I were saying, that we can remove the iLok before starting S1 and we don't get that message unless we try to open a song with an iLok plug or use and iLok plug.

Maybe the Slate plugs are different somehow. No idea.

Maybe try turning off "Scan at Startup" in Options and see it that stops it.

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jeckberg
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mrpicholas & LMike,

Thanks again. I see what you are saying now. I misunderstood what you were meaning. My apologies.

Strangely enough, I was able to work it just fine this morning. No idea what caused the issue on Saturday and Sunday, but I was able to open S1 without the iLok today. Wish I had an answer, but I do not.

Thanks again for your input and your help.
 
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