FAQ: LUNA for Free & LUNA Pro

As of November 9, 2023, LUNA is now available for free to all macOS users. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions on this topic, as well as the LUNA Pro bundle.

How do I get and install LUNA for free?

Navigate to this page and sign up to get LUNA. LUNA is installed and authorized via UA Connect. For LUNA's system requirements, click here.

Is this the full version of LUNA? What do I get with it? 

Yes! The LUNA license offers the full, unabridged LUNA Recording System experience – no functionalities are removed or changed.

The following LUNA extensions are also included:

  • ARP Arpeggiator
  • Oxide Tape Extension
  • Shape Toolkit Instruments

In addition, 30-day trials for the Neve Summing and LUNA Pro bundle are also included and will automatically start when you redeem and activate LUNA in UA Connect. These trials will end after the 30-day period. Note that any trials previously activated cannot be restarted.

For more information on how to use LUNA, click here to read the manual and additional documentation.

What other requirements are there?

To download and install LUNA, the following requirements are necessary:

  • A free Universal Audio account, which you can create in UA Connect.
  • A free iLok account, which will be created when you log into UA Connect if you don't already have one. It can also be manually created here.
  • A computer running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer. For more information on LUNA's system requirements, go here.
  • UA Connect and the iLok License Manager must be installed on your computer. When you install UA Connect, it will also install the iLok License Manager automatically.

What about Windows users?

Currently, LUNA is available as an open beta for Windows users. For more information, read this page.

How do I activate my LUNA license?

To authorize your LUNA license, install and launch UA Connect, then log in to your UA account. For new users starting November 9, 2023, the LUNA license will support activation to iLok USB and host computer with up to three simultaneous locations. If you already have a LUNA license, nothing has changed. Over the next several months, existing licenses will be transitioned to support iLok USB and host computer authorization, and three (3) simultaneous locations.

I've authorized my LUNA license to three locations already. What if I buy a new computer and need to re-authorize LUNA on that fourth location?

If you've used all three licenses already, you can deauthorize a previously authorized computer in the iLok License Manager app to make a license available. After you receive your new computer, you can then activate your LUNA license on that new machine.

If you don't have access to the computer the LUNA license was previously authorized on, request a machine reset by following the steps in this iLok article.

What is LUNA Pro?

LUNA Pro is a bundle of LUNA Extensions and UAD plug-ins designed to provide an enhanced LUNA experience. It includes the following plug-ins and Extensions:

  • Ampex ATR-102 (& LUNA Extension)
  • API 2500 (& LUNA Extension)*
  • API Summing LUNA Extension*
  • Studer A800 (& LUNA Extension)
  • API Vision Channel Strip (& LUNA Extension)*
  • API Preamp*
  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • PolyMAX
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection

Note: The products marked with the asterisk (*) make up the API Vision Console Emulation.

How much can I get LUNA Pro for?

LUNA Pro is currently available for US $399.

I already own some of the products in the LUNA Pro bundle – can I get a discount?

There are no discounts available at this time if you already own products included in the bundle.

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