PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. releases new iLok USB Smart Key

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PACE iLok

PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. has announced the release of a new version of the iLok USB Smart Key.

The iLok was redesigned from the ground up with usability considerations and performance in mind. The new iLok holds over 500 software license authorizations; five times the number of software licenses than the previous iLok.

Design improvements include the security loop on the end of the iLok so that two iLoks may now be placed side by side in adjacent USB ports, a stronger USB connector, and a new solid body making the iLok more durable than ever. The second generation iLok is fully compatible with the original iLok.

New iLok USB Smart Key

  • Smaller: two iLoks now fit side by side in adjacent USB ports.
  • Stronger: sturdier USB connector and solid body makes it one tough iLok.
  • Higher Capacity: holds over 500 software license authorizations.
  • Customizable: add a custom label under the protective sleeve – no more guessing which iLok is which.
  • Hip: sleek black design and cool blue LED.

The 2nd generation iLok is available to purchase for $49.95 USD.

More information: iLok

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Short links for April 7th, 2010

Cadeli Drum Machine

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Cadeli Drum Machine, a Drum Machine for Andoid:

  • You got 8 patterns of 8 tracks each.
  • Design drum patterns in a matrix, add accents to notes.
  • Pitch and Volume control on each track.
  • Tempo control.
  • Export drum patterns as wav files (mono/22khz).
  • Automatic electro/techno style pattern semi-randomly generated.
  • 3 drumkits included (jungle, electro, accoustic)

# Help Us Fight Copyright Violations

Kid Nepro writes:

So I’m sitting at home, minding my own business when I get an e-mail from someone (I can’t say exactly who) that goes on to tell me that there is an auction happening on ebay that has some of my sounds for sale. The e-mail went on to ask me if I knew anything about it.

Air Harp

# The First Round of iPad Apps Is Here: Updated Round-up, More Thoughts

Peter Kirn takes a look at music apps for the Apple iPad:

I’ve completed my round-up of some of the most compelling music creation applications coming to iPad at or near launch: iPad Apps for Music Making: What’s Coming, The Bigger Picture

The revised post includes some new videos and apps introduced over the weekend, so check out the full line-up. My thinking was that putting everything in one place makes it easier to find, and to get a sense of the … well, the bigger picture.

# Roland MC-307 “HipHop East” Loops

Cyberworm posted some new free samples:

45 loops (12 construction kits) sampled from Roland MC307. 65-93 BPM. wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 62 mb

… and some more Roland samples, this time from the MC-303

# Dan303: Drums By 303. Free drum samples.

Clean and Vocoded one shot drum samples. The drums were taken from the roland MC303 groove box and vocoded using the built in vocoder on the Korg Microkorg.

protrekkr

# protrekkr v2.0 released

ProTrekkr (formerly known as NoiseTrekker by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius aka Arguru) is a tracker program combining a software synthesizer together with a traditional samples tracker which can be used to create electronic music (like psytrance, trance goa, hard acid, IDM, chip, techno, etc.) for small sized intros, demos or games.

Currently the tracker is supported on Windows, Linux, AmigaOS4, AROS and Mac OSX.

# MOON8 – 8-bit version of Dark Side of the Moon.

Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?

THE PROTODECK

# THE PROTODECK, a midibox-based MIDI controller for Ableton Live 8 with Max For Live.

THE PROTODECK controller features:

  • 87 potentiometers
  • 90 buttons
  • 81 rgb leds
  • 2×20 LCD
  • 2 PIC 18F4620 (20MHz RISC processors)
  • fully custom rgb led drivers
  • fully custom firmware
  • 2 MIDI IN/OUT interface
  • power supply unit included in the box
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Short links for January 30th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on January 30th, 2008:

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Short links for January 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on January 23rd, 2008:

Wiimote SiimpleSynth
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Should copy protection schemes like iLok and PACE be boycotted?

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PACE logo

There seems to be a never ending discussion about PACE/iLok and copy protection in general.

Some people dislike these methods so much that they will not even consider buying a product anymore if it has one of these protection schemes.

Adam from Audio Damage is one of them.

He writes on his blog:

PACE doesn’t stop piracy; any copy-protection system can, and will be, defeated. What PACE does do is prevent legitimate users of software products from using products which they’ve paid for.

Very similar to Microsoft’s WGA; it fails to stop piracy, but causes lots of problems for legitimate users…

So, are you going to keep buying products with PACE/iLok, or are you going to (as Adam puts it) “keep doing business with companies that assume you’re a criminal and treat you as such”?

Peter Kirn posted about this at CDM as well. Check the comments there and at Adam’s blog for more opinions.

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Short links for November 18th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 18th, 2007: Piracy isn’t that bad and they know it – Eric D. Wilkinson, producer of the independent film Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth explains … read more

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