Plugin Subscription with an Offline Computer

A lot of users have been asking for help with making a workflow for a Gobbler plugin subscription using an offline computer. Having a computer that you use for production that stays offline is a common practice amongst producers that protects the work machine from a virus that could be downloaded by accident.

This workflow is also useful for Gobbler users who have not upgraded their studio Mac’s operating system and are currently running an OS later than 10.8. The Gobbler application currently only operates on the following system requirements:

Windows Minimum Requirements

Windows 7 SP1

1 GHz or faster 64-bit processor


20 MB available hard disk space


OS X Minimum Requirements

OS X 10.8.5


150MB available storage


OS X Recommended Requirements

OS X 10.9


150MB available storage


To begin, open the iLok License Manager (you can download it here), log in, and move ALL of your subscription licenses to your iLok2 USB that you should have connected to your computer.

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Next, you will need to download your plugin installers. You can access all of the Slate Digital plugins to download (here) and you can access all of the Flux Audio plugins (here). You will also need to install iLok License Manager on your offline computer.


Now, all you have to do is run the plugin installers on your offline computer. Plug in your iLok2 USB, and you're ready to go!

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Make sure that you keep the iLok License Manager application installed on your online computer. If you have a subscription for the plugins, you will need to connect your iLok2 USB to the online computer and launch the iLok License Manager within seven days of the expiration date to have the updated expiration date added to the iLok2 USB. After that, you can continue using the plugins on the offline computer until the next billing cycle.