AKAI Installation Guide Area (VIP Plus)

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


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

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 Plus Installation

1. Download the Mac .zip folder from the AKAI VIP Download Area.

Notes: 

  • Scroll down the page to find your software download > select the Mac icon to initiate the downloading of your software
  • You can also download the Hybrid Expansion Pack software from the AKAI VIP Download Area.

2. Once downloaded, double-click on the .zip folder to extract its contents.

Note: If you wish to install the VIP Plus products individually, you can locate the separate within the sub-folder entitled 'AIR Music Technology' > double-click the folder to reveal the setup files and extra content .big files for Velvet/Xpand!2.

Click the hyperlinks below to navigate and follow instructions on how to install your single VIP/AIR software products

3. Double-click the 'VIPSoftwarePackage.Setup' icon to begin the installation process.

4. Click "Continue' and enter your computer's personal password if prompted to do so.

5. Read through the information > click 'Continue'.

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

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

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

9. Restart your DAW and rescan the plug-in selection to show the new installations (in the event they fails to appear).

10. The VIP and AIR 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 Plus Installation

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

Notes: 

  • Scroll down the page to find your software download > select the PC icon to initiate the downloading of your software
  • You can also download the Hybrid Expansion Pack software from the AKAI VIP Download Area

2. Once downloaded, double-click on the .zip folder to extract its contents.

Note: The 'VIPSoftwarePackage-3.0.0-262.part1.exe' installer file allows you to install the inclusive VIP and individual AIR instruments that are inclusive in this package (in one easy process).

Note: The 'VIPSoftwarePackage-3.0.0-262.part2' zip folder contains individual installer files for the inclusive AIR instruments, which are located within the sub-folder entitled 'subinstallers' > access this folder if you do not wish to install of the VIP Plus software simultaneously.

'Sub-Installer' Folder Content

Note: If you wish to install the VIP Plus products individually, you can locate the separate within the sub-folder entitled 'AIR Music Technology' > double-click the folder to reveal the setup files and extra content .big files for Velvet/Xpand!2.

Click the hyperlinks below to navigate and follow instructions on how to install your single VIP/AIR software products

Click the hyperlinks below to navigate and follow instructions on how to install your single VIP/AIR software products

3. Double-click the 'VIPSoftwarePackage.exe' file to begin the installation process.

4. Tick the 'I accept the agreement' box > click 'Next'.

5. Select the folders (VST and Factory Content) in which to install the Maps and Factory Content / 32 and or 64-bit versions of the inclusive software > you can also choose which particular products you wish/do not wish to install by using the tick boxes provided.

6. Setup is now installing the software that you have chosen to install > this process will take a few minutes to complete depending on the speed of your computer.

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

8. Restart your DAW and rescan the plug-in selection to show the new installations (in the event they fails to appear).

9. The VIP and AIR Software is now Ready for Use Within Your DAW!


  

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