List of instruments that do not limit activations?

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noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:24 pm

I have 3 computers and regularly update their hardware. Managing activations is a pain. I do not want to visit every company's website or email their support team when I update.

What is the point of limiting activations when concurrent usage can be monitored?

I am prepared to purchase every single instrument in existence that does not limit activations. On my list is everything by u-he, melda and xfer records. Reaper is my main daw.

What else do I need?

*edit*

updated buy list:
Channel Robot
Cockos
E-Phonic
Illformed
Klevgr
Loomer
Madrona Labs
Melda
Parawave
Renoise
Reveal Sound
Sonic Charge
Tone2
u-he
Xfer Records

no-buys:
Arturia (5)
Cherry Audio (5)
Glitchmachines (2 computers)
IKMultimedia (10)
kv331audio (5)
Plugin Alliance (3)
StillWell Audio (2)
SugarBytes (2)
Synapse Audio (3)
Togu Audio Line (5)
UVI (3)

unsure:
AudioRealism
FabFilter (two? don't like the license wording)
Gforce Software
QuickQuak
Reason 11 (unlimited computers if you use the login method, i think...)
Sonic Academy
Last edited by noxxle_ on Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:31 pm, edited 11 times in total.

replicant X
KVRist
237 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:46 pm

AudioRealism
BlueCat Audio
Cockos
DDMF
E-Phonic
FabFilter
Gforce Software
Melda Production
MuTools
QuickQuak
Renoise
Reveal Sound
SugarBytes
Sonic Academy
Sonic Charge
StillWell Audio
Togu Audio Line
ToneBoosters
u-he
ValhallaDSP
Voxengo
Xfer Records
I’m majoring in REAPER at Kenny Gioia University.

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Touch The Universe
KVRAF
4015 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:27 pm

Synapse audio
High Quality Soundsets for Lush-101 | Hive | Electra 2 | Diversion | Halion | Largo | Rapid | Dune II | Thorn | and more.

noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:22 pm

replicant X wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:46 pm
AudioRealism
BlueCat Audio
Cockos
DDMF
E-Phonic
FabFilter
Gforce Software
Melda Production
MuTools
QuickQuak
Renoise
Reveal Sound
SugarBytes
Sonic Academy
Sonic Charge
StillWell Audio
Togu Audio Line
ToneBoosters
u-he
ValhallaDSP
Voxengo
Xfer Records
Thanks, but i’m only interested in instruments, not effects. Also many of the companies on your list have activation limits. For example Sugar Bytes is two computers and togu is five.

I’ll add renoise redux and SonicCharge to my list though.

noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:22 pm

Touch The Universe wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Synapse audio
Their eula limits to three computers.

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Touch The Universe
KVRAF
4015 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:26 pm

Its just a serial though, right?
High Quality Soundsets for Lush-101 | Hive | Electra 2 | Diversion | Halion | Largo | Rapid | Dune II | Thorn | and more.

noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:28 pm

Touch The Universe wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Its just a serial though, right?
I dont know but I use in accordance with license agreements.

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Touch The Universe
KVRAF
4015 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:30 pm

Maybe they switched the registration method.
High Quality Soundsets for Lush-101 | Hive | Electra 2 | Diversion | Halion | Largo | Rapid | Dune II | Thorn | and more.

kv331
KVRAF
5921 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 pm

SynthMaster
SynthMaster One
SynthMaster Player
Works at KV331 Audio
SynthMaster voted #1 in MusicRadar's "Best Synth of 2019" poll
SynthMaster One voted #4 in MusicRadar's "Best Synth of 2019" poll

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Lind0n
KVRist
126 posts since 2 Feb, 2005 from UK

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:32 am

Channel Robot - we use a simple serial number authorisation - no call homes, no limits on the number of computers (tho they have to be your computers).
VST/AU Developer for Hire

noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:23 pm

kv331 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 pm
SynthMaster
SynthMaster One
SynthMaster Player

https://www.kv331audio.com/synthmasterfaq.aspx

Limited to five.

ElVincente
KVRist
43 posts since 22 Jun, 2019

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:10 am

Glitchmachines are unlimited too

electro
KVRAF
4646 posts since 6 May, 2002

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:21 am

Always give support to the developers that make activations easy. Hornet, DDMF, U-he, DMG Audio are a few examples.
Intel Core2 Quad CPU + 4 GIG RAM

Ploki
KVRAF
2295 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:09 am

noxxle_ wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Its just a serial though, right?
I dont know but I use in accordance with license agreements.
the problem is when you can't...
i.e.: Antares license agreement is 2 computers.
I have two computers.
but laptop is dualbooted.
The second boot counts as a third computer, despite the fact that it's not.
The point of the second boot is live performance, so stripped down to bare bones and most of the time disconnected...
To use the license on that second boot, i'd need to purchase another one. :D

Things like these really piss me off.

noxxle_
KVRist
36 posts since 6 Jan, 2020

Re: List of instruments that do not limit activations?

Post Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:21 am

ElVincente wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:10 am
Glitchmachines are unlimited too
https://glitchmachines.com/legal/

Limited to two computers.

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