iLok accounts are still required for upgrade orders and EDU orders placed through our website, and orders placed through third party dealers.
With the release of version 5.3.0, an iLok account is not required to purchase individual products or the Soundtoys bundle! Soundtoys products can now be activated with an Activation Code and no iLok account. We do still include the iLok software in the Soundtoys installer, since Activation Codes still use the iLok software for licensing.
Adding a license to an iLok account will get you a few benefits, including license management (being able to move it between computers and iLok USB keys, as well as license retrieval in the event of a theft or damage to your computer), a second available activation, and upgrade options from your Soundtoys account.
If you don't have an iLok account but you would like to take advantage of the license management features that iLok offers, you can create an iLok account for free at iLok.com. You can activate your licenses from your iLok account to your iLok USB key or computer using the activation prompt that you see when you start your DAW after installing Soundtoys plug-ins, or using the iLok License Manager application on your computer.
For full authorization instructions, please click here.