iLok USB License Activation

iLok is a portable USB device that handles software authorizations and can be purchased separately. Besides the Machine Activation, our plug-ins run with a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device which must be plugged into your workstation if you choose this authorisation method. When plugged into your workstation, our software will recognize your license and you can work with it.

Note: iLok is NOT required to work with our regular BOOM Library Sound FX packs.

How does authorizing with iLok work?

  1. When purchasing our plug-ins, you will – in a separate email – receive a license activation code that you have to link to your iLok account and to your iLok device. If you do not already have an iLok account set up, visit to create an account and your unique iLok-ID (scroll down for a tutorial video).
  2. The licenses on your iLok device are managed through a free app called iLok License Manager. Download and install the free app from the manufacturer website at
  3. Plug your iLok USB device to your computer and start the iLok License Manager application mentioned in step 2.
  4. Within the iLok License Manager app, select the menu entry Licenses -> Redeem Activation Code or click the code icon in the upper right corner (next to the search field).
  5. If you’re not already logged in, a popup window will appear asking you to login.
  6. Copy and paste the TURBINE license activation code to activate it (a 30 numeric character code (i.e. 1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-12)). You will find the activation code in the email with the subject “BOOM Library | License Key for Order #[your order number]
  7. Select your iLok USB device as the activation location to immediately activate the license on this iLok and confirm the location (scroll down for a tutorial video).
  8. Have fun using BOOM Interactive plug-ins 🙂

What if I don’t have a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device?

If you don’t have an eligible iLok, you can use the Machine Authorization. If you prefer the iLok USB device authorization, an iLok device can be purchased directly at or – if you want to purchase from outside the USA – here. Additionally, you can get an iLok device from any music or audio software retailer.


Creating an iLok Account

Redeeming an Activation Code