So the groovy folks at Pace decided it was time for a new and even groovier version of License Manager. I suppose a new version was required because the old version was not quite groovy enough. So the groovy auto-installer thingy heads off to the internet to acquire this new super-groovy version but stalls and hangs… Task Manager is reporting an ever-so-groovy process grinding away at 13% which is great because 13 is my favourite prime number. After much meditation and green tea I decide to kill the process (not very Zen I know) and launch Cubase 7.5. because I believe I need to be punished for having murdered a poor defenceless process and I am certain that my groovy i-lok-incarcerated plugins will be happy to administer the lethal injection. I am not disappointed. Duly dispatched to ilok-plugin afterlife, including eulogies such as ‘Cubase has become unstable…’ and ‘You are using unlicensed i-lok stuff and you are not groovy…’ and ‘…Dandy dongle dead…” , I ascend to the next level of consciousness.
There I am, facing my maker… “… So, Casey… You killed a process and here you stand before me on this, the day of judgement…”. I respond defiantly “… Yeah and I’d do it again given half a chance… That bloody process killed my USB driver… it had it coming…” Noting my unrepentant and remorseless tone the great one sends me back to the land of the living charged with an eternal and thankless task and new moniker: Angel of iLok
I now wander the breadth of creation – homeless, penniless, friendless… Somehow I appear as an apparition to those suffering from iLok beasts (Bleasts) and Demons (iLock Mess Monsters) and do battle with these agents of inanity.
What a gig.
Cubase 8.0.5 Pro, Intel i7-5960x, Asus X99 Deluxe MOBO, 16GB DDR4, Windows 8.1 64, Lexicon PCM Bundle, RND Portico Bundle, Guitar Rig 5, RealLPC, RealStrat, RealGuitar,(really?), iZotope Ozone 5, Lynx AES16e x 2, Aurora Lynx 16 + 8, 2 x RND 5033, 2 x RND 5043, 2 x RND 5032, 4 x Neve 1272 (BA and Custom racked originals), 2 x Neve 1073 (Custom racked originals), Manley ELOP, JBL 4430, Urei 809, Yamaha NS-10, Spiral Groove Studio One, Mackie HR-824, JBL LSR 308 (yuck), CMCs: 4 x FD, CH,AI,PD,TP, Avid Artist Control, Mix and Transport, Bryston/Carver/Phase Linear amps, Central Station, somewhat indulgent mic locker, Tube Traps, 2 x Sytek MPX Pres (perpetually for sale), other old outboard gear kept in vain, unrealistic hopes of future 'vintage' value, various unremarkable guitars. http://www.vintagebin.ca