iLok is the platform that we use for distributing Soundtoys licenses. Your Soundtoys account has to be hooked up to a valid iLok user ID, which you can create for free at iLok.com. When you get a Soundtoys product (either from promotion, demo, or purchase), we deposit the license into your iLok account.
What is an iLok USB key?
It’s a small plastic USB key that plugs into your computer’s USB port and holds the authorizations for your Soundtoys (and other brands') software. Either the iLok 2 or the original iLok will work for our products. iLok USB keys are OPTIONAL for all version 5 Soundtoys products.
Where can I get an iLok USB key?
Either directly from iLok.com or from one of the many iLok dealers, such as Amazon or Guitar Center.