Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle?

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2011/12/19 14:19:51 (permalink)

Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle?

I need to buy a Steinberg Key dongle, will this work with the new Sonar upgrades, or do I need to have an ILok as well?
 
I'm new to dongles...

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    A1MixMan
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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/19 14:32:53 (permalink)
    Thanks Scott!
     
    He's so good he answered and he didn't even know it...
     
    "The iLok and Steinberg Key are NOT the same. They are different products that provide the same purpose - copy protection. They are not interchangeable though.

    You need to purchase an iLok, which is then supported by the www.iLok.com site.

    The Steinberg Key is an eLicenser product...
    http://www.elicenser.net/en/home.html

    Most USA companies use iLok and most European companies use eLicenser.

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/19 14:33:46 (permalink)
    I don't think so... I just got a VSL key, which is basically a syncrosoft dongle, works for Steinberg and a few others I think iLok is different but I'm not 100% sure


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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/19 15:19:11 (permalink)
    Damn! I'm good... 


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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/19 18:51:56 (permalink)
    VSL usb can be used with Steinbeg products?? that would be good news, I might take another look at halion sonic

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/19 21:49:55 (permalink)
    They absolutely are different and if you try to buy Nexus2 it requires the Steinberg dongle and they explicitly say on their site that it is NOT the same or compatible with the iLok dongle. Refx at least supplies the Steinberg dongle if you buy their product.

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/20 03:34:53 (permalink)
    Threw my ilok in the back of the drawer...waste of money.  Can't get it recognised on their web site and their 'help' is no help.

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/20 04:25:56 (permalink)
    Skyline_UK


    Threw my ilok in the back of the drawer...waste of money.  Can't get it recognised on their web site and their 'help' is no help.


    Interesting....I had the same problem with Syncrosoft key to run a trial for Cubase. I worked with Steinberg support for a day and never succeded in getting the license on there - this for running a trial. It's insane....

    Good to know - then I know iLok is no better....can cause more problems than it's worth going through.
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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/20 05:56:33 (permalink)
    I still have a Emagic dongle.... What could I do with that?

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/20 08:29:19 (permalink)
      if your ilok isnt being recognized, try changing browsers. I experienced problem and, had it confirmed by other users that Firefox updates sometimes cause conflicts. not sure if that may be a current issue, bit worth a try.

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/21 00:10:11 (permalink)
    Yes I seen that having the right browser is needed. Safari was said to work good.

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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/22 08:23:59 (permalink)
    The Steinberg Key is an eLicenser

     
    and it has been cracked for ages - useless protection. Steinberg just makes it a pain for the honest customers.
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    Re:Is the ILok dongle the same as the Steinberg Key dongle? 2011/12/22 08:56:23 (permalink)
    but as far as i know, cubase 6 and/or any other steinberg products (New Ones) hasn't cracked yet!?
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