Over the years we have seen every type of user in Pro Audio. We have listened to publishers who have been in the industry for decades and have created some very compelling tools for the industry. Below are a few 'typical' users and some of the PACE products we have developed for their specific use case.
SOFTWARE SECURITY & LICENSING PLATFORM
FOR THE PRO AUDIO MARKET
We understand your market
Our publishers have been in business for decades and we have been with them every step of the way. We have been here since the beginning of the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
We understand your trials and tribulations, and can help you make the licensing and distribution portion of your business run smoothly, just as we have for the many hundreds of publishers that use our system.
Proud Sponsor of IMSTA FESTA
“IMSTA supports intellectual property and PACE iLok in particular, because it helps protect the music software industry around the world.” -
IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.
License with confidence
We offer every license type to fit your business model including: trials, perpetuals, subscriptions, rentals, and more.
Using the latest security methods, current and potential customers will benefit from a secure and seamless activation of your protected software.
We have experience against the best hackers in the world
Every day is a new fight, and we’re here to win
Today’s hackers are extremely clever and persistent. They will strip any copy protection you have, steal your unique code and distribute it for free online. We are poised to take them on because we understand their techniques and strive to make their lives difficult...not yours. Click here to learn about how we make hacking your product extremely difficult.
We have the strongest hardware protection in the business
The Third Generation iLok hardware device can safely store hundreds of licenses, is portable, and convenient.
Aside from the ease of use, the iLok is nearly indestructible. It has never been "cracked" or copied. It is by far the strongest and safest way to deliver your licenses to your customers. Professionals in the audio industry rely every single day on the ease of use and reliability of the iLok.
We protect desktop applications & these popular audio plug in formats
Fusion Supported Software
Fusion works by blending your binary with our protection, creating a unique per-product fusing. Every binary has its own custom and unique binary protection.
The hacking community hates the fact that the compromise of one binary would have no effect on the security of any other protected binary. When Fusion protection is combined with binary wrapping, your binary is at its most secure.
How does it work?
Our compiler proxy technology injects code into your sources at build time. We've created a mostly automatic system that you 'train' by running special builds. There are ample configuration options to allow you to balance security and binary performance.
While Fusion provides you with the absolute top-of-the-line protection, there may be a reason you do not want to use it on every product. PACE tools can also be used to create a protected version of your binary without requiring you to make changes to your code. Using our tools to wrap your binary and using the optional digital signing will still provide you with serviceable protection.
Digital content publishers need technological solutions to enforce their product licensing terms, but protecting digital content can be challenging. Unlike software, content generally does not have an executable component, so the content itself cannot enforce how it is used. PACE Eden Content Protection allows you to securely tie your content to an executable (a content player) and to protect both your content and your content player.
We are the licensing solution for Pro Audio
WHAT WE OFFER
Software security is an ongoing battle, and security and license management go hand in hand; you can't have one without the other.
PACE has been winning this battle for over 30 years.
Our sole focus is handling the security and providing the licensing platform so you don’t have to - you can focus on developing great products for your customers.
Flexible Security Design
We help you create the perfect level of protection. Apply unique protection per product - from low levels to high levels that haven't been broken in years. Require our secure iLok USB Smart Key, the iLok Cloud, or allow license activation to a computer.
Multiple Ways to Deliver
Deliver licenses to your customers quickly and easily with our generated activation codes. You may choose to use one of our trusted third party distributors. For trials, you can even include a trial license in your protected binary.
Licensing Models You Define
Use our design portal to make licenses for any business scenario. Want to offer Subscriptions? Perpetuals? Trials and Rentals? Need support for Network Based Licenses? We have you covered. You can even take over the complete activation flow to conceal the use of our services.
Licenses Users Can Manage
Once your customers get their license, you want them to be self-sufficient. They can manage their licenses using our free license management app, and that means less support for you.
Leave software protection and license management to us - that's what we do. Your focus can be on developing great products.
We put the control in your hands. Design your security and licensing model to work for your business.
Offer the type of licenses that meet your business needs: perpetual, subscription, network-based, trial, or timed.
You define when a license is required, and how it can be activated.
Expand your user base with a lower entry cost. Subscriptions are easy to distribute and manage.
Hook your customer at first launch - choose to allow a trial period and specify what the user's options will be once the demonstration period is over.
Fast, Secure Database
Speed and security are serious business - we take care of that for you, processing millions of license activations a week.
Securely sign your content - this service is available independent of software protection.
Our protection stands strong for years, not hours or days.
Our system uses encrypted channels to protect your software locally; you will never need to send us unprotected source files.
Our customers receive full documentation, quality support, and access to our engineering team.
Request and download custom reports - even track usage in real-time.
I love to play with the latest tech. But at the end of the day, I'm looking for simplicity and reliability!
I'm always reinventing myself. I need to stay up to date with the latest mixing and recording plug ins. I don't really like to be bothered with lots of set up, I just want to use the software immediately.
Host Computer Activation
Custom Activation Experience
Getting results is what I do. I don't like excuses, things need to happen right away. My clients and their time are extremely important, if we need to spend money, we will.
I need to set up several classrooms and recording bays. I'm looking for the biggest bang for my buck. I also can't afford to have licenses 'walk away'.
I don't have much money, but I should have access to everything. I know what's good and what sucks because I stay woke.
I have a home studio and I record at the studio. I LOVE to collect gear, but I gotta keep my spending "under the radar". I'm always on the hunt for a screaming deal.
I'm often on the road. I need to replicate the studio sound for live perfomance, I will not accept failure. Sometimes my tours keep me on the road for about a year, depends on the gig.
Zero Downtime with Theft & Loss Coverage
What Our Clients Say
We're not the only ones excited happy about iLok...
700+ customers in more than 100 countries use PACE Anti Piracy.