Getting started

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The ViennaKey

The ViennaKey is the USB protection device which will hold the license for your Vienna Imperial. Instead of the ViennaKey, you can also use another eLicenser (e.g., USB protection devices by Steinberg or Arturia) to store your license. You can register your key with us, so that you are safe in case of damage (the first 6 digits of the key are important, as shown on the screenshot).


Situation 1 (with Activation Codes): In case you have received an email with Activation Codes , your purchased products are already registered and assigned to your account (your products were registered at purchase online or in your music-store).

You don't need to register any Serial Numbers! Simply paste the Activation Code(s) into the eLicenser Control Center to download your permanent licenses (click "Enter Activation Code" in the upper left corner of the eLCC User Interface).

Situation 2: You have received a Serial Number from your dealer. In this case, please register this Serial Number inMyVSL. You will see your Activation Code immediately; an e-mail containing this code will be sent to you as a backup.


If you haven’t done so already, please use these Activation Codes to download your license(s) as described in the chapter eLicenser Control Center below. You need an internet access to download your license(s).

You will download and install your Download Instruments with the help of the Vienna Download Manager , available inMyDownloads.

We have prepared Video Tutorials showing the registration and installation routine on screen; you can find them at our website’s Quick Start Guides. Moreover, Video Tutorials are available which highlight the features of your Vienna Imperial!

eLicenser Control Center

The eLicenser Control Center manages your licenses. Please make sure that you are using the latest version, available at

Downloading your license is simple: Make sure your ViennaKey is inserted, launch eLicenser Control Center , click on Enter Activation Code and paste your Activation Code into the respective field. You will be guided through the rest of the procedure. An Internet connection has to be available for this process. You can of course download your license on any Internet computer, in case your music computer is not connected to the Internet.