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How do I install Alkane?

1. Close all open instances of your DAW or music creation applications.

2. Open the downloaded macOS disk image and double-click on the Alkane Installer package to begin the installation process. Follow the on-screen prompts.

3. After installation, open your chosen DAW application. Note that there may be a delay while your system detects and verifies Alkane for the first time.

4. In most cases, an iLok activation prompt will automatically be displayed on your screen*. Follow the prompts to activate your trial or full license using the code sent to your email.

*Some DAW applications may not show an iLok activation prompt until the first time the plugin is manually selected for use in your project. If you do not see an automatic prompt in Step 4, simply add your new plugin into your DAW’s workspace and open its interface to trigger the activation prompts.

If you have purchased an activation code while a trial is still active, open the iLok License Manager application installed on your system and click on Licenses from the top toolbar, followed by Redeem Activation Code. Follow the on-screen prompts to activate a full Alkane license.

What are the system requirements for Alkane?

Alkane is an audio plug-in that works inside of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and many others. Currently Alkane is Mac only, Windows support is coming soon.

  • The Alkane macOS installer includes Apple Audio Unit (AU), Steinberg VST3, and Avid AAX plugin formats.
  • Alkane requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater. Intel (x86_64) and Apple Silicon (arm64) platforms are supported natively.
  • Kalifornia Dynamic plugins require an iLok user account in conjunction with an installation of the iLok License Manager software application. To sign up for a free iLok account or to download the management software, please visit the iLok website.

Which plugin formats do you support?

Kalifornia Dynamic currently offers Mac OS plugins in the following formats:

  • Avid AAX
  • Apple Audio Unit (AU)
  • Steinberg VST3

How do I purchase Alkane?

Go to the product page and click on Buy Now.

What is your return/refund policy?

Since we provide a free 14 day trial of Alkane to help inform your purchase decision, we do not allow returns or refunds on any software purchases.

Can I run your plugins on my Windows PC?

While Kalifornia Dynamic currently offers plugins exclusively for macOS platforms, we are actively developing Windows versions which will be announced very soon.

Are Kalifornia Dynamic plugins compatible with every DAW?

Kalifornia Dynamic develops plugins in line with the strict requirements of Apple, Avid, and Steinberg frameworks. While we always perform extensive testing across multiple DAW applications, we cannot guarantee compatibility with every single host. We strongly recommend registering for a free trial to confirm functionality with your chosen DAW.

How do I uninstall Alkane?

Close all open instances of your DAW or music creation applications. Open a macOS Finder window and click Go on the upper toolbar followed by Computer. Then:

  1. To uninstall the Avid AAX version of Alkane, navigate to Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/ and delete (move to Trash) KD Alkane.aaxplugin.
  2. To uninstall the Apple AU version of Alkane, navigate to Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ and delete (move to Trash) KD Alkane.component.
  3. To uninstall the Steinberg VST3 version of Alkane, navigate to Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/ and delete (move to Trash) KD Alkane.vst3.

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