EDIT: Turns out I am not too sure what I am doing but digging around is solving the problem little by little. The below questions are still valid, but I am now close to getting iLok Cloud working. Your thoughts on the value of the V3 USB is still one I’d like to hear about.
My system has largely been the same for maybe 8-10 years besides picking up plugins here or there. BUt it is starting to show signs so I will be looking to build a new PC and upgrade hardware which is no longer as compatible as it once was.
But my main question is regarding iLoks. I have a V1 physical iLok which has been fine until now as I have purchased Slate’s All Access Pass which has their plug ins (or at least the ones I have downloaded so far) requiring either iLok Cloud or an V2/3 iLok.
I did see that the iLok Cloud requires constant internet access or after a few minutes you will receive an error message. This seems very inconvenient, especially as I have no wireless in my studio and just the one wired point. Whilst it is almost always connected to my PC, sometimes I use my laptop or other devices and my studio PC at the same time… And that is without thinking about dropouts or disconnections for whatever reason.
So I am curious to hear what your thoughts are on the iLoks in general, the Cloud version and any issues you have had with either, or when activating plug-ins in this day and age, as I have not had to much at all in the last decade.
I am leaning towards getting a physical V2/3 one just for reliability, but not completely sold on it either. Thankfully, I actually subscribed to the Slate All Access Pass more for the Masterclasses in the short term anyway.
Any thoughts are appreciated.