[List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:18 pm

replicant X wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:06 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 pm
EnGee wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm
So with D16, after buying their plugin, can you install it offline then activate it offline?

It's difficult for me to decide, but if we follow the criteria, can we install it and activate it offline if we have the serial/keyfile?
Yes, but there's a 72 hour time limit after downloading (see above).
It means it needs an online activation.
And that does not match with the conditions of this list.
Unfortunately yes! I need a "future proof" list, so if the Company/developer is no more in the business, we still can install and activate this instrument/synth offline.

I'll update the list now.

!jC
KVRist
74 posts since 17 Feb, 2008 from toronto, canada

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:23 pm

Forgot these from my previous post

Seaweed Audio Fathom - password protected zip file. No other C/P currently
https://www.fathomsynth.com/

Wusik - no copy protection
https://www.wusik.com/w/

Hy Plugins - serial
https://hy-plugins.com/

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:00 pm

Thank you !jC :tu:

PointOfDeparture
KVRist
80 posts since 22 Feb, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09 am

GForce serial
Fuse audio labs serial https://fuseaudiolabs.com

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muki
KVRist
200 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am

PointOfDeparture wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09 am
GForce serial
already listed afaik

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3515 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 pm

I am using a keyfile from 2015 that still works fine with phoscyon from D16 and i have used it since i bought it so that they use C/P is new to me.
And yes i do use the latest version.

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm

I had LuSH 101 but I sold it. I really don't remember how the activation worked! I only remember it was easy and when selling the license was super easy!

I think it's better to ask their support to be sure. I'll update the list if there is no time limit for the serial/keyfile activation.

Update:
No need to send them email. Everything is written here:
https://helpdesk.d16.pl/knowledge_base/article/161

It is as thecontrolcentre said, the serial must be used within 72 hours, so there is no meaning for backing up the serial because it is useless after 72 hours of the issue's time.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26671 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:30 pm

EnGee wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm
I had LuSH 101 but I sold it. I really don't remember how the activation worked! I only remember it was easy and when selling the license was super easy!

I think it's better to ask their support to be sure. I'll update the list if there is no time limit for the serial/keyfile activation.
Their older plugins are keyfile activation without a time limit. The newer ones can be activated online or by a keyfile which expires after 72 hours. I posted a link to the info earlier in the thread.

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm

Thank you thecontrolcentre :)

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3515 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:58 pm

EnGee wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm
I had LuSH 101 but I sold it. I really don't remember how the activation worked! I only remember it was easy and when selling the license was super easy!

I think it's better to ask their support to be sure. I'll update the list if there is no time limit for the serial/keyfile activation.

Update:
No need to send them email. Everything is written here:
https://helpdesk.d16.pl/knowledge_base/article/161

It is as thecontrolcentre said, the serial must be used within 72 hours, so there is no meaning for backing up the serial because it is useless after 72 hours of the issue's time.
Ok. So the older products are ok then like Phoscyon but newer ones need redownloading if they are not activated within 72hours.

Weird and a shame that they went away from the friendly Key option that i like.

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:19 pm

Maybe I should write them in the list but only mentioning the older products (instruments and synths) that not in the FAQ article.

ztrauq
KVRist
206 posts since 13 Dec, 2004 from USA

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:24 pm

!jC wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forgot these from my previous post

Seaweed Audio Fathom - password protected zip file. No other C/P currently
https://www.fathomsynth.com/

Wusik - no copy protection
https://www.wusik.com/w/

Hy Plugins - serial
https://hy-plugins.com/
The developer of Fathom has stated that certain upcoming versions will have a one-time-per-machine challenge-response type of mechanism. That being said, he has also publicly stated that there will be a "failsafe" mechanism so that if the company can no longer operate, a version will be released that no longer has online activation. References for that are... somewhere in that very long Fathom thread...

rasmusklump
KVRian
977 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:30 pm
EnGee wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm
I had LuSH 101 but I sold it. I really don't remember how the activation worked! I only remember it was easy and when selling the license was super easy!

I think it's better to ask their support to be sure. I'll update the list if there is no time limit for the serial/keyfile activation.
Their older plugins are keyfile activation without a time limit. The newer ones can be activated online or by a keyfile which expires after 72 hours. I posted a link to the info earlier in the thread.
But they are c/r now nevertheless
A reason I don't buy any more of their products

rasmusklump
KVRian
977 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 pm

ztrauq wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:24 pm
That being said, he has also publicly stated that there will be a "failsafe" mechanism so that if the company can no longer operate, a version will be released that no longer has online activation. References for that are... somewhere in that very long Fathom thread...
Every company says that and not a single one kept their promise. And I had three of such cases already.

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:13 am

Just two notes:
1. Regarding Fathom, I will remove it from the list when it become a challange-response type whatever the promises are.
2. d16 and Xils-labs and some other developers have some products that "future-proof", so I only mentioning those products that the criteria apply on :)

What do you think all?

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