ACME Opticom XLA-3 is a powerful and flexible optical compressor. The plugin was developed in close collaboration with Brainworx.
Magnificent sounds of pipes and an optoelectric atmosphere, covered with steel components of the military class. Slip it onto the drum case for a firm and seamless alignment in the style of LA-2A. Spend vocals through the entrance to add grain and a touch to a weak double.
Q) Did the plugin alliance change the protection?
A) The first big change happened between All Bundle v3.0 and v3.1. Before
v3.1, there are no antidebug, antitamper, antirebuild things. There were
just C & R protection using SHA256 / RSA2048 / RC4 / BASE64.
From v3.1, PA adopted protector which we call PA-Layer. (To be honest we
do not know the protector. It looks different from the
popular cross platfrom protectors like VMProtect).
* Packer (Section Encryption)
* Code Obfuscation + Virtualization
* Anti Debugging
* Anti Tampering
We’ve been developing custom PA-Layer loader and released in short
term (v3.1, last PA full bundle for public till now). But PA updated
Anti-Anti PA-Layer protection. Anyway, it is just a
small change. Maybe they would update the protection again after a while.
Q) Why did some plugins continue to be cracked?
A) PA-Layer is adopted to the plugins developed by Plugin Alliance
(Brainworx) self. 3rd party plugins like Lindell, Unfiltered are not
protected by PA-Layer.
Q) What is the bad point of PA-Layer? Is it removed from R2R release?
A) Slow loading time, performance affection. If you want to compare the
performance, compare all with the PA All Bundle v3.0.
Load many plugins -> Save Project -> Close DAW -> Reload It!
You can notice the big difference between them.
Unlike our full rebuilt iLok releases, PA-Layer
Enjoy the unprofessional behavior of the professional plugins!
Q) Why did the AAX got cracked and appeared beside the VST version?
Is AAX protected weaker than other plugin platform?
A) Yes, AAX is protected much weaker. While core protection (C & R related
crypto) is still obfuscated / virtualized in AAX. We guess
AAX needs digital signature by Avid, and some integrations of PA-Layer
conflict with it.
NOTE: AAX Crack by VR will crash randomly due to bad bomb dealing.
It delays the crash but it still crashes
(time64) and working time.
Q) How long does it take to crack all plugins?
A) Just imagine yourself –
Generate, Test custom loaders for VST2 / VST3 / x86 / x64, for 90 products.
Q) I thought R2R was paid by the Alliance to stop cracking.
A) We thought you were paid to complain R2R.