AKAI Installation Guide Area (VIP Standard)

Thank you for purchasing your AKAI product. Follow the installation guide below to get your software ready for use!

Mac OS X

Important Notes:

  • It is highly advisable to use the free iLok Licence Manager to authorise and activate your AIR Music Technology software (as opposed to the AIR Plugin Authoriser app icon that appears on your desktop, after completing the software installation) - if you do not already have this installed to your computer, please visit iLok Registration to create a free iLok account and follow the iLok Registration/Installation/Activation instructions that are listed below
  • If you already have a Free iLok account set up as well as the iLok manager installed to your computer, obtain your serial number from your User Account and redeem it via your iLok Licence Manager application before skipping to step 1 of the 'VIP Installation' process

iLok Registration/Installation/Activation

1. Visit https://www.ilok.com/#!registration to create a free iLok account

2. Enter the information that is denoted with an asterisk (*).

3. Select your privacy options > read and agree to the Terms of Use and click ‘Create Account'.

4. A message will be sent to your registered email address > click 'Continue'.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.

5. Open the email within your inbox (also check your Spam/Junk folder) and click the link provided.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.

6. You will then be directed to log into your account with your chosen User ID and password > enter your registered details and click ‘Sign In'.

7. You will then receive a message stating that your User ID has been activated. > click ‘Continue'.


8. Download your preferred Mac compatible iLok Licence Manager - https://www.ilok.com/#!home.

9. Double-click/open the .zip folder to extract and reveal its contents > select the .dmg file to launch the installer.

10. Double-click the 'Licence Support.pkg' file to begin the installation process.

11. Once the installer has opened, click 'Continue'.

12. Click 'Continue'.

13. Read through the important information and click 'Continue'.

14. Read through the Software Licence Agreement and click 'Continue'.

15. Click 'Agree'.

16. Review the installation and click 'Install'.

17. If required, enter your computer's unique user name and password > click 'Install Software'.

18. The installation of your software has successfully completed > click 'Close'.

19. Open the iLok Licence Manager from your Applications folder, and click 'Sign In'.

20. Enter your User ID and password that you previously created on registration of your account > click ‘Sign In'.

21. Once you are signed in, click the ‘Redeem’ icon which is located at the top-right corner of the iLok Licence Manager’s interface.

22. Copy and paste/manually enter the 30-digit code from User Account into the available Activation Code boxes, and then click ‘Next'.

23. Select your iLok account (shown as your User ID) and then click ‘Redeem'.

24. You will then receive a message stating that the redemption of your software has successfully completed > click ‘OK'.

25. Select a location to activate the VIP software to, which is located on the left side of the iLok Licence Manager > click 'Activate'.

26. You will be asked to confirm if you are happy for the licence to be activated to your chosen computer > click ‘OK'.

  

24. Your software activation has successfully completed > click ‘OK'.

25. Your software licence is now activated onto your computer. You can proceed to close the iLok Licence Manager.


VIP Installation

1. Download the Mac installer file from the VIP Download Area.

Note: Scroll down the page to find your software product > select the Mac icon to initiate the downloading of your software.

2. Once downloaded, double-click on the .dmg file to launch the .pkg application installer software.

3. Double-click the VIP.pkg icon to begin the installation process.

4. Click 'Continue'.

5. Read through the licence agreement > click 'Continue' then 'Agree'.

6. Review the installation and click 'Install' to confirm it.

7. The installation of the software has successfully completed > click 'Close'.

8. Locate and open the 'Akai Professional VIP' software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan the plug-in selection to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).

9. Select the MIDI device that you wish to connect to the VIP software.

                      The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


Windows PC

Important Notes:

  • It is highly advisable to use the free iLok Licence Manager to authorise and activate your AIR Music Technology software (as opposed to the AIR Plugin Authoriser app icon that appears on your desktop, after completing the software installation) - if you do not already have this installed to your computer, please visit iLok Registration to create a free iLok account and follow the iLok Registration/Installation/Activation instructions that are listed below
  • If you already have a Free iLok account set up as well as the iLok manager installed to your computer, obtain your serial number from your User Account and redeem it via your iLok Licence Manager application before skipping to step 1 of the 'VIP Installation' process

iLok Registration/Installation/Activation

1. Visit https://www.ilok.com/#!registration to create a free iLok account.

2. Enter the information that is denoted with an asterisk (*).

3. Select your privacy options > read and agree to the Terms of Use and click ‘Create Account'.

4. A message will be sent to your registered email address > click 'Continue'.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.

5. Open the email within your inbox and click the link provided.

Note: Check the Spam/Junk folder of your registered email if the message is not visible within your inbox.

6. You will then be directed to log into your account with your chosen User ID and password > enter your registered details and click ‘Sign In'.

7. You will then receive a message stating that your User ID has been activated. > click ‘Continue'.

8. Download your preferred PC compatible iLok Licence Manager (32/64-bit) from - https://www.ilok.com/#!home.

9. Once downloaded, double-click and open the .zip folder to reveal its contents > select the .exe installer file to begin the installation process.

10. If you receive the message below, click ‘Yes'.

11. Click ‘Next'.

12. Read through the Software Licence Agreement and click ‘Yes'.

13. Review the installation and click ‘Install'.

14. Click ‘Install'.

15. Once the installation has successfully completed, click ‘Finish’ to restart your computer.

16. After your computer has restarted, open the iLok Licence Manager from your computer’s Start Menu (located at the bottom left corner of your desktop). Once the application is open, click ‘Sign In'.

17. Enter your User ID and password that you previously created on registration of your account > click ‘Sign In'.

18. Once you are signed in, click the ‘Redeem’ icon which is located at the top-right corner of the iLok Licence Manager’s interface.

19. Copy and paste/manually enter the 30-digit code from User Account into the available Activation Code boxes, and then click ‘Next'.

20. Select your iLok account (shown as your User ID) and then click ‘Redeem'.

21. You will then receive a message stating that the redemption of your software has successfully completed > click ‘OK'.

22. Select your authorised software licence and click/drag it onto your computer icon, which is located on the left side of the iLok Licence Manager.

23. You will be asked to confirm if you are happy for the licence to be activated to your chosen computer > click ‘OK'.

24. Your software activation has successfully completed > click ‘OK'.

25. Your software licence is now activated onto your computer. You can proceed to close the iLok Licence Manager.

VIP Installation

1. Download the PC .zip installer folder from the VIP Download Area.

Note: Scroll down the page to find your software product > select Windows icon to initiate the downloading of your software.

2. Once downloaded, double-click on the zip folder to extract and reveal its content.

3. Double-click the .exe installer file to begin the installation process > click 'Run'.]

4. Click 'Next'.

5. Click 'Next'.

6. Click 'I accept the agreement' > click 'Next'.

7. Select the software format (s) i.e '32 and/or 64-bit' that you wish to install > click 'Next'.

8. If chosen, select the VST folder which to save the 32-bit version of the software to > click 'Next'.

9. If chosen, select the VST folder which to save the 64-bit version of the software to > click 'Next'.

10. Create/select a folder, in which to create a shortcut path for the new software installation > click 'Next'.

11. Review the installation and click 'Install'.

12. The installation of your software has successfully completed > click 'Finish'.

13. Locate and open the 'Akai Professional VIP' software within your DAW.

Note: Restart your DAW and rescan the plug-in selection to show the new installation (in the event it fails to appear).

14. Select the MIDI device that you wish to connect to the VIP software.

                        The Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!

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