so i bought these expensive little plugins through "waves" and then i found out i needed to buy this other little 40 dollar device that Waves requires to validate their plugins. now i've been using these plug ins for a while now, i use them on every single session because they sound way better than the stock compressors and eqs and verbs. now the problem i ran into is that, my ilock was plugged into the front of my mac pro, and at some point when the band was leaving, my chair or something pushed into the ilok and bent it to the point where the usb part pretty much came off. now i attempted to resolder everything to get it back to normal, (because i didn't want to pay another 40 bucks for this IMO useless piece of plastic), but i plugged it in and it blinked about 3 times and then went off. and wouldn't recognize. so i'm like, $*^t, i've got to go waste another 40 bucks, and at this point today, spending that 40 bucks doesn't seem all that bad when i ended up finding out how much $*^t i've got to go through just to get this damn ilok thing back up. so i take the trip to guitar center, buy my new ilok, go out to eat, then come home, plug it in, go to ilok's sight, then look to see how i can get my already purchased waves bundle on the new unbroken newly purchased ILOK. come to find out i can't just buy a new ILOK, i've got to send the broken ilok to "PACE" to make sure i really did have the same plugins that i bought on that broken ILOK before i could do anything. "so tell me what that means johnny" well that means i'm royally ^#$%ed i have to send the ilok to that place, then they need to send it back to me, while i've got sessions that need to be mixed, need to be recorded, and have deadlines. this is such a bunch of crap, it really is. i can go online to waves and see in my account that i have purchased the bundle, and i can see that i authorized my original ilok months ago. sooooo why can't i just put the authorizations on my new ilok and make the broken ilok void or something, no they've got to make it all complicated and $*^t. i can't open any projects that have any waves plugins being used on it. so that mean every project can't be opened. Does anyone know how to get around this to the point where i just want to open up the session to work on the song, i don't care if the plug-ins don't work, but at least let me open the session. i use digital performer 5.13 on a mac, oh, and does anyone know any good plugins that don't use an ilok??? i need AU's and i need a good reverb, compressor, limiter, and eq. thats all. i bought drumagog and didn't have to deal with this $*^t. i don't see why i've got to suffer through all this mess when i've got proof from registering my product, i could even get my receipt with the authorization code on it to show that i bought it. if i knew it were going to be this much trouble, i would have looked around to get other plugins that sound good but didn't have so much hassle involved, even installing and downloading the waves plugins was a pain in the ass, since i've got a new mac pro and the newer version of digital performer and they a beta wave enabler or something.