I don’t condone stolen music, but DAW software on the other hand…
Torrented Ableton Suite Live 10
This is a litte funky.. Long story short I needed the torrented file to run in Windows to generate a key for an offline copy of Ableton. I couldn’t get the app to run in Catalina. Security, Art thou a wonderfule bitch.
This was a little weird. I ended up using my windows boot originally, but the second go around I ended up having to use Wine in a Linux Server to run the Keygen application.
From the Macbook Pro (workstation)
From my Macbook Pro, I had to turn on my XPS machine and update the
ssh -X xpsAfter updating wine I rsync’d the
.exefile across the local network to my “server.”
rsync -avrx? jack@xps:/home/jack/Documents/Ableton ./AbletonCrackFolderOnce the
.exeapplication was on my server, I ran it with wine in an X11 session from my Macbook..
And Viola, the application ran in wine and generated an offline hardware key for me to use in Ableton Suite 10.
Ableton Suite 10
Unfortunately I have to keep reinstalling the cracked version of Ableton Live 10 because it keeps updating itself from Mac because its a valid version of Ableton. This will be annoying until I decide to buy the software. Until then I dont see the need to spend $749 on DAW software.
I didn’t look at the internals of this application at all, but it managed to update itself from my Mac so I decided I needed to add firewall blocks to prevent it from updating itself when on the network.
Essentially I went to Apple Support and this guided me through blocking Ableton from getting out. All I had to do was change some privacy settings and I was back at it.. Mixing and creating.
Back to a recent post..
Touching on another topic, My XPS server changed DHCP addresses from the router and I was a little peeved I had to change my SSH config. I really need to implement the wireguard VPN and just set the middle IP layer (if that makes sense) to something on 10.0.1.0/26 or something.. It really just needs an IP on a private network where it can be reached.
Disabling Ableton Automatic Updates
You will probably need to disable the automatic updates.
File > Preferences > License Maintenance > Get Automatic Updates: OFF