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Old 13th November 2011
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by blue monk View Post
Spectrasonics? Ableton?
Native Instruments was mentioned who don`t use dongles and seem to do well.
Dude, none of those were on your list of the top 10 companies you posted as evidence. I think it's safe to say Ableton cannot hold up sales numbers in the same area code as Steinberg.

For me Native Instruments has a worse form of protection than a dongle and you are stuck using it on one machine because of the system ID generation unless you deactivate it first. The NI control center is very intrusive and if you need a new code from NI you are in trouble. If you keep your studio DAW offline the process is worse. With all that said it helps them reach their sales numbers and keeps them thriving.