The iLok system is an authorisation system that provides the protection we require in order to continue creating great plug-ins for you to use. The iLok website is the best place to read about iLok. It can authorise your plug-ins in multiple ways:

  1. iLok Dongle - This method comes in the form of a USB dongle which has to be plugged in to the machineĀ you're running your plug-ins from. It keeps our software secure and protects your purchase from being distributed illegally. Please note that Oxford range plug-ins must be authorised via this method.

    The latest versions of all Sonnox plug-ins, "G5", can only be authorised to iLok2 and iLok3 devices, and are incompatible with the original iLok1. Older plug-ins (G4 and earlier) can still be authorised to your iLok1 device.

  2. Machine Authorisation - This method allows you to authorise your plug-ins directly to your working machine. This method is less flexible than the iLok Dongle method, which allows you to authorise your licence on multiple machines, but it does mean you don't have to have the dongle plugged in to use your plug-in. Oxford range products are not compatible with this level of authorisation.

For more information about iLok devices, please read our iLok FAQs.