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Creating an iLok account and downloading iLok License Manager

In order to use Neural DSP plugins, you will need an iLok account and have the iLok License Manager software installed on your computer.

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In order to use Neural DSP plugins, you will need an iLok account and have the iLok License Manager software installed on your computer. iLok is completely free to use.

You do not need the iLok USB device to use Neural DSP plugins.

iLok is a software licensing system used by many audio software companies. It allows you to manage your software licenses in one place and transfer them between different devices, providing a secure way of protecting intellectual property for software developers. iLok also ensures that only authorized users can access and use the licensed software, preventing piracy and unauthorized usage.

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to create an iLok account and install the iLok License Manager software.

    How to create a free iLok account

    Step 1 - Fill out the account registration form

    Go to iLok's account registration page and fill out the required fields in the registration form. Click the “Create Account” button to finalize your registration.

    Step 2 - Verify your email address

    A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided during registration. Open the confirmation email from iLok and click on the verification link provided. This will verify your email address and activate your iLok account.

    Step 3 - Log in to your iLok account

    Return to the iLok website and sign in using your email address and password. 

    How to download and install iLok License Manager

    Step 1 - Download the installer file

    Go to iLok's License Manager page and download the free iLok License Manager software. iLok License Manager is available for both Windows and macOS. Select the appropriate version for your operating system by clicking the corresponding download button.

    Step 2 - Install the software

    Locate the downloaded installer file on your computer and run it to begin the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions until the installation process is complete.

    Step 3 - Launch iLok License Manager

    After the installation is complete, you can launch iLok License Manager by searching for it in your computer's start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (macOS).

    Step 4 - Sign in to your iLok account

    Once iLok License Manager is open, sign in using your iLok account email address and password.

    Next steps

    Now that you have created an iLok account and installed iLok License Manager on your computer, you can start using Neural DSP guitar and bass plugins.

    All our plugins have a 14-day free trial, giving you the opportunity to try them all out and discover which one is the perfect fit for your sound. Make sure to check out our guide on downloading, installing and activating plugins.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, our support team is always here to help. You can contact us by emailing

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    Download a free trial of any of our guitar or bass plugins and take your tone to the next level.