Pro Tools Tip Of The Day: Sell/Buy Used Plug-ins


People spend a lot of time bashing iLok. Sure they fail all the time, and people bemoan the site’s structure and the pains of getting plug-ins from them. That being said, the security the iLok provides give all of the plug-ins much more value. This enables easily selling and buying of used plug-ins. Every year around the first of July and January, I go through my plug-in list and start finding what I haven’t used in the last 6 months. If I find a plug-in I haven’t used I immediately get it online and sell it so I can buy one of the many plug-ins on my wish list. There is no use in keeping these plug-ins when there are plenty you can buy that you will use everyday. As well, people are selling used plug-ins for cheap. If you get plug-ins on eBay you now have a licensed plug-in you can upgrade and buy something whose quality doesn’t degrade like most used gear. Happy shopping.

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