I recently purchased Arturia's MiniLab as an affordable way to test out Arturia's license system. From reading this forum, I have learned the following:
- Soft eLicenses, once downloaded, cannot be transferred - period.
- If your computer is stolen or dies, your only method to continue to use Arturia software synths is with a hardware dongle.
- The Jupiter synth (and at least one other synth in the V Collection) can ONLY be used with a dongle (!)
- If you DO use a dongle, your soft eLisense will no longer work. Instead, you are required to use the dongle on ANY computer you wish to use.
Please correct me if any of the above observations are incorrect.
Given the difficulties that many users are reporting here, I am sorry to say that I am seriously considering NOT purchasing the V Collection at all.
If Arturia supported an easier way to transfer the soft e-License -- one which guaranteed that I would not wind up stuck in the way other users are describing after having their computer stolen, I would not be so hesitant.
I am definitely someone who will need to be able to work on two computers (separately, at different times) without having to carry a dongle back and forth *every single time* between them.
Unfortunately, the dongle system in its current form turns me off from wanting to own the V-Collection at all. I will get as much as I can from MiniLab, while I wait to see if Arturia improves its license system.
No matter how good these synths may be, if the license system is an obstruction to using them freely, I don't want to own them.