Pro Audio

PACE provides plug-in licensing solutions that allow publishers to sell their products securely. PACE is the maker of the iLok.

Protect and Sell Your Application or Plug-in

Customize the security and licensing models for your application or plug-in.

Level of Security

Apply your own protection per product - from easy to implement code signing and license checks on launch, to best in class code obfuscation and white-box cryptography. 

License Types

Offer the types of licenses that work for your customers: perpetual, subscription, rent-to-own, multi-seat, trial, NFR, or time-based.

Distribution

Choose which locations to allow your customers to activate to, including: iLok USB, iLok Cloud, or machine (CPU).

Marketplace

Use our built-in activation code system to create and distribute licenses on any standard e-commerce plaform, or connect directly to our API. 

Protect your plug-in

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 understand their techniques and strive to make their lives difficult. 
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Multiple Platform Support

VST & VST 3

Apple Audio Units

AVID AAX

iLok and JUCE are better together

The leading framework for multi-platform audio applications
JUCE is a standard toolkit for building cross-platform pro audio applications. JUCE supports Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It also supports the development of plug-ins: VST, AU and AAX. Run your desktop applications on mobile! One-click deployment to Android and iOS (requires Android Studio and XCode). Adjust the user interface of your application with the Projucer live coding engine. Use the best audio performance available on iOS and Android.

Software Security For Everyone

Level 1 Protection

PACE offers a lightweight, easy to implement method for protecting a version of your binary without requiring you to make changes to your code. Using our tools to wrap your binary and using the optional code signing will provide you with serviceable protection as well as the ability to offer multiple license types to suit your business needs.

Level 2 Protection

For top of the line protection of your intellectual property, upgrade from the standard Level 1 protection to Fusion. 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. How does it work?
Our compiler proxy technology injects code into your source code at build time. We’ve created a unique system that you ‘train’ by running special builds. There are ample configuration options to allow you to balance security along with binary performance to prevent any undue latency.

Content 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.

Services and Tools Available

Protection

Apply your own protection per product - from easy to implement code signing and license checks on launch, to best in class code obfuscation and white-box cryptography. 
Protection Levels:
Code Signing
Level 1 (Wrapper)
Level 2 (Fusion)
Content Protection

Cloud Signing

Our latest service which allows for AAX code signing for Cloud-based CI build systems without the need for a physical iLok USB. Complete the code signing process to build a validated AAX plugin with full automation.
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Consultative Approach

Navigating licensing options can be tricky
I am always excited to speak with clients about their personal journey and to understand what inspired them to create their own software. Many developers have been working on their software for years, so being able to provide the technology to protect that hard work, while empowering them with tools to generate revenue for their creation, is the most rewarding part of what I do.

Derek Heimlich

Director of Sales, Pro Audio
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Why Choose PACE

PACE Anti-Piracy created the software and technology behind the iLok Licensing Platform - the trusted leader in audio application and pro audio plug-in licensing. Our flexible, fully-hosted solutions offer different licensing options to publishers, ensuring that each customer receives the right combination of security, flexibility, and functionality.

We have over 36 years of experience protecting Mac and Windows desktop applications. Our tools integrate with your build system using Xcode or Visual Studio. The result is a binary with customized security, and licenses that can be delivered using our built-in activation code system or through our APIs.

Platform Features

Strong Security

Software protection and license management are what we do. Let us protect your binary so you can focus on developing your next great product.

Multiple License Types

Offer the type of license that works for your customers: perpetual, subscription, rent-to-own, multi-seat, trial, NFR, or time-based.

Trial at Launch

Offer customers a trial license immediately after launching your software for best-in-class user experience.

Encrypted Communications

Our system uses encrypted channels to protect your software locally so you will never need to send unprotected source files.

Proven Track Record

Our protection stands strong for years, not hours or days.

Customer Support

Our customers receive full documentation, quality support, and access to our engineering team.
Reporting

Extensive Reporting

Access custom reports for each product and license type for complete transparency.

Subscription Support

Expand your user base with a lower entry cost. Subscriptions are easy to distribute and manage.
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Features

Strong Security

Leave software protection and license management to us - that's what we do. Your focus can be on developing great products.

Custom Settings

We put the control in your hands. Design your security and licensing model to work for your business.

Multiple License Types

Offer the type of licenses that meet your business needs: perpetual, subscription, network-based, trial, or timed.

Flexible Activations

You define when a license is required, and how it can be activated.

Subscription Support

Expand your user base with a lower entry cost. Subscriptions are easy to distribute and manage.

Demo at Launch Time

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.

Encrypted Communications

Our system uses encrypted channels to protect your software locally; you will never need to send us unprotected source files.

Reporting

Request and download custom reports - even track usage in real-time.

Customer Support

Our customers receive full documentation, quality support, and access to our engineering team.

Proven Track Record

Our protection stands strong for years, not hours or days.

Industry Leader

PACE Anti-Piracy is the maker of the iLok Licensing Platform. iLok is a trusted leader in audio application and Pro Audio plug-in licensing. Our flexible, fully-hosted solutions offer different licensing options to publishers, ensuring that each customer receives the right combination of security, flexibility, and functionality.

We have over 30 years of experience protecting Mac and Windows desktop applications. Our tools integrate with your build system using XCode or Visual Studio. The result is an executable file with strong security features and licensing built in. Deliver licenses to your customers with custom activation codes or through our APIs.

We understand the challenges of bringing a product to market, and can help make the licensing and distribution portion of your business run smoothly. We have worked with hundreds of software publishers with over 100 million licenses deployed.

Customizable

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.

Protection is Key

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.

The Great Mix of the Best Features

Licensing Platform

Choose to offer multiple license types from perpetual, trials, subscriptions, rent-to-owns based on your target audience and business model.

License Distribution

Use our built-in activation code system to distribute licenses on any standard ecommerce platform. For high volume and more complex license types such as subscriptions, connect directly to our EdenRemote API for complete control of how and when you distribute and refresh licenses for your customers.

Easy Activation

Your customers can activate their licenses using the included Activation Experience or with iLok License Manager, a free application available at iLok.com. For a customized experience, you can create your own activation software using our SDK and the Activation Agent (EdenRemote API access required).

Location Control

As a software publisher, you choose any combination for where you will allow licenses to be activated: iLok USB, iLok Cloud, or machine (CPU).
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