I’ve understood dongles, because so many plugins and DAWs are so expensive and they don’t want their software pirated. However, this is 2019. Can we just stop with the dingle dongles now?
Back in the day, I had a dongle for Logic Pro 7… It broke, and so I had to have it replaced, for 130 euros. Then, it broke again, and I had to replace it again…
A few years ago, I bought a few plugins that required an iLOK, and I have that thing with me still, but I still really dislike it.
I’ve basically stopped using all of my plugins that require dongles, because I hate the little monstrosities and would rather use the many other fantastic dongle-free plugins that are available over dealing with dongles. A part of me hopes that some of the people who deal with software marketing/licensing will come across this thread and stop with the dongles.
The only reason I started using Logic again is because it cut it’s price down to a fifth of what it used to be and stopped with the dongle farce.
If anyone has a list of popular soft synths that still require dongles that they could share with me, I’d appreciate it so that I can boycott those when I purchase my next plugins. Thanks!