AKAI VIP 3.0 released

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krabbencutter
KVRist
353 posts since 12 Jul, 2013

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:05 am

Hi all,

Akai has released version 3.0 of their VIP Software:

http://www.akaipro.com/products/new-products/vip
http://www.akaipro.com/pages/vip3.0-release-notes

If you're owning one of the following keyboards, you can get VIP 3.0 free of charge from your AKAI/M-Audio User Account:

Akai Advance
Akai MPK2 Series
Akai MPK88
Akai MPKmini
Akai APCkey25

M-Audio CTRL49
M-Audio Code Series
M-Audio Oxygen Series
M-Audio Axiom air mini 32
I build stuff for REAKTOR, just in case anyone cares :party:

Windy23451
KVRist
58 posts since 14 Jul, 2017

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:24 am

I was looking for MPK mini. This might make me pull the trigger!

DarkStar
KVRAF
8590 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:26 am

Make sure you get (have already got) an iLok:)

More seriously, if I had bought some hardware with its supporting software and the manufacturer released some updates with such a change in protection I would be a tad annoyed.
DarkStar
Interesting, if true ...

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jasco
KVRist
206 posts since 25 Aug, 2002 from Leeds

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:47 am

A trial version would be nice. Looks like it's cheaper for me to buy an M-Audio Axiom air mini 32 than buy the software alone.

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krabbencutter
KVRist
353 posts since 12 Jul, 2013

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:59 am

DarkStar wrote:Make sure you get (have already got) an iLok:)

More seriously, if I had bought some hardware with its supporting software and the manufacturer released some updates with such a change in protection I would be a tad annoyed.
- you only need the License Manager, no need for a hardware iLok
- all the instruments and effects, that have been included with Akai/M-Audio Hardware for some time now, already required iLok. So chances are most of the userbase is already using iLok anyway
- it also makes sense for inmusic to have a unified licensing scheme for all their individual software companies

On a personal note: as an owner of an M-Audio Code 25 I was happy to see that I was eligible for a free license, increasing the value of my purchase, whereas the old VIP 2.0 wasn't even available for my keyboard :tu: I've been also using the whole range of AIR instruments for quite some time now and never had a single issue with iLok. And as I now have a pretty diverse collection of plugins, authorising most of my stuff with one click via iLok is a breeze and I prefer this method compared to installing a separate software licensing software from each and every manufacturer.
jasco wrote:A trial version would be nice. Looks like it's cheaper for me to buy an M-Audio Axiom air mini 32 than buy the software alone.
You can get a 7 Day trial at pluginboutique.com :tu:
I build stuff for REAKTOR, just in case anyone cares :party:

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jasco
KVRist
206 posts since 25 Aug, 2002 from Leeds

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:14 am

krabbencutter wrote:
You can get a 7 Day trial at pluginboutique.com :tu:
Good spot - cheers!

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Doc Brown
KVRist
423 posts since 13 May, 2012 from Minnesota

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:21 am

ILok?

Gross. I'll pass and go with Komplete Kontrol and hold the iLok nonsense.

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Numanoid
KVRAF
25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:24 am

krabbencutter wrote:Akai MPKmini
Looks like I am included then :)

SLiC
KVRAF
2949 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:33 am

Doc Brown wrote:ILok?

Gross. I'll pass and go with Komplete Kontrol and hold the iLok nonsense.
If you don't use any form of iLok (soft or hard) you will be missing out on some of the best software available...(I don't mean VIP3, but soundtoys, eventide, UVI etc)
i7 Win 10 + Surface, BWS, StudioOne 4, X32 Desk. Rubicon R8s, DM12, P8, Virus TI, Syst1m, 500hp Eurorack, Elektron A4, RYTM, OT, Heat, Digitone, MPC Live, OP-Z, Mother+DFAM, Drums, Guitars, Basses and Amps

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Numanoid
KVRAF
25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 am

Please, let's not turn this thread into another iLOK battle :pray:

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krabbencutter
KVRist
353 posts since 12 Jul, 2013

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:36 am

Doc Brown wrote:ILok?

Gross. I'll pass and go with Komplete Kontrol and hold the iLok nonsense.
Have a look at this:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=490833
:party:
Numanoid wrote:Please, let's not turn this thread into another iLOK battle :pray:
:tu:
I build stuff for REAKTOR, just in case anyone cares :party:

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Doc Brown
KVRist
423 posts since 13 May, 2012 from Minnesota

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 am

No battle for me. I just don't care. I just find it absurd that essentially a midi keyboard is locked down by software / hardware. It seems like an ultra foolish business plan but to each his own. Again, doesn't really matter as I will be going with the Komplete Kontrol mkii and not be tethered to any software or dongle just to play my keyboard. :tu:

SLiC
KVRAF
2949 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:52 am

Doc Brown wrote:No battle for me. I just don't care. I just find it absurd that essentially a midi keyboard is locked down by software / hardware. It seems like an ultra foolish business plan but to each his own. Again, doesn't really matter as I will be going with the Komplete Kontrol mkii and not be tethered to any software or dongle just to play my keyboard. :tu:
I think the point is AKAI VIP is not tethered to hardware or a dongle (ilok is also a software authorisation to the PC, same as NI's own method).
i7 Win 10 + Surface, BWS, StudioOne 4, X32 Desk. Rubicon R8s, DM12, P8, Virus TI, Syst1m, 500hp Eurorack, Elektron A4, RYTM, OT, Heat, Digitone, MPC Live, OP-Z, Mother+DFAM, Drums, Guitars, Basses and Amps

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sbangs_air
KVRian
576 posts since 9 Jun, 2014 from UK

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:06 pm

The ilok method on this is silent unless you want to benefit from a free account to move your licences no special hardware is required.
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KVRist
79 posts since 7 Dec, 2004

Re: AKAI VIP 3.0 released

Post Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:17 am

So when I purchased my M-Audio Oxygen a while back it did not come with VIP.

I logged into my M-Audio account last night and saw that VIP 3 was listed as a download under my products !
Very cool of M-Audio/AKAI/inMusic ! :clap:

I mean they could have offered it for sale with a discount (which was honestly what I expected), but to include it totally free on previous purchases was very cool indeed !

Thank you M-Audio/AKAI ! :tu:

- Jay

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