VocAlign Ultra User Guide 1.0.9b
Installation and Authorization

Installation and License Overview


If you have not already done so, download the macOS or Windows VocAlign Ultra plug-in installer from or your DAW's specific pages

When you open the installer on your Mac or PC, it will install the following VocAlign Ultra plug-ins:

  • AAX (Audio Suite) for Pro Tools 
  • VST3 and VST3 (ARA) for Cubase, Nuendo, Studio One, Ableton Live and other DAWs supporting VST3 plug-ins

and, on macOS only

  • AU (Audio Units) and AU (ARA) for Logic Pro X and other DAWs supporting AU plug-ins

License Overview

VocAlign Ultra uses the iLok system described on to authorise your plug-in.

  • You can obtain Trial Licenses from or purchase Full (non-expiring) or rental licenses from  Synchro Arts or its resellers.
  • Rentals and Trial licenses will run the software fully-functional for the number of days stated in the information provided with the licence.
  • The license includes 2 activations that will go into your iLok account so you can activate two locations.
  • All licenses will authorise both macOS and Windows versions.

The locations which can be activated are: 

  •  iLok USB Keys  Version 2 or 3 (see details below)
  • Machines (i.e. computers)
  • iLok Cloud
  • iLok Network server (for larger organisations). Contact for details.

iLok USB Keys

You can only use the iLok 2 or iLok 3 USB Keys (pictured below). 

Note: These are often referred to as simply "iLoks" in many user guides. 

iLok Key 2

  • iLok USB Keys can hold licenses for a number of protected software products.
  • They can be easily moved from one computer to another to authorise iLok-licensed products.
  • You can have licenses from Synchro Arts and other software vendors on the same iLok.
  • iLoks can be purchased from or from most pro-audio product vendors.

How to Authorise your VocAlign Ultra plug-in

IMPORTANT: Before you can run VocAlign Ultra, you must do all of the following (if you haven't already done so).

Skip steps 1-2 if you already have an iLok account.

  1. Create a free account on .
  2. Go to, download and install the latest iLok License Manager on your computer.
  3. If you are using an iLok USB key, plug it into a USB port on your computer.
  4. Run the iLok License Manager and sign in to your iLok account.
  5. If you have a License in your account, the License Manger will display it and let you drag its name to one of the three destinations mentioned above:
    • An iLok USB key that is plugged into your computer.
    • The iLok Cloud
    • Your computer (machine)
  6. If you don't have a License but instead have received an iLok Activation Code in the form: 


(where X's are numbers).

you can redeem this code in the iLok License Manager to obtain your licence. This is described next.


If you already have installed a VocAlign Ultra licence in iLok cloud, or on your computer or on an iLok USB Key that is plugged into your computer, then you can run VocAlign Ultra and skip the next section on license authorization.

How to Redeem your iLok Activation Code

1. Open the 'Redeem Activation Code' window in the iLok License Manager.


2. Enter your Activation Code as instructed.

3. If the code is recognized, you will receive a VocAlign Ultra License in the iLok License Manager.

4. Once you have a License in your account, the License Manger will display it as VocAlign Ultra 1 with 2 Activations available and images of the 3 possible destinations.

5. You can now drag the license (name) to one of the three destinations mentioned above:

Information Clicking a license destination below will take you to the instructions for authorising that location.

Authorising using iLok USB Key

In the iLok License Manager, drag the VocAlign Ultra License name to the name of your iLok USB Key as shown in white letters below.

The License Manager will give instructions and tell you when you have successfully put the license in your iLok USB Key.

For further information on iLok, go to

Removing the iLok USB Key

If you remove the iLok and then try to run VocAlign Ultra without the iLok inserted into your computer, you will receive a warning message. Follow the instructions in the warning to reauthorize the software.

Warning         Do not remove the iLok from your computer while you are using VocAlign Ultra.  
If the iLok is removed VocAlign Ultra will allow you to save your session and then close.

Authorising using your Computer (Machine)

In the iLok License Manager Drag the VocAlign Ultra License name to the name of your Computer.

See image below showing an example of moving one Activation to a MacBook Pro computer.

For further information on iLok, go to


Authorising using iLok Cloud

If you have already redeemed your Activation Code and your VocAlign Ultra license is available in iLok License Manager, you can launch VocAlign Ultra and Open a Cloud Session by following these steps:

  • Start the iLok License Manager and log into your iLok account.
  • Then select the menu File -> Open Cloud Session

If you have a cloud session on another computer you will be warned that session will be closed.

The Cloud session should now be opened with the following message. 

When you OK the screen shown above, you should see this something like this and you can now use VocAlign Ultra. 


Warning If you are using a iLok Cloud session and your Internet connection is lost or interrupted, VocAlign Ultra will close.

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