21. Activating the MP Controller on other computers

Modified on Thu, 06 Jun 2024 at 01:16 AM

You will need to generate a new mph.license file if you plan to use the MP Host on another computer, but you don’t need to enter the controller serial again.

To generate a new mph license for another computer you need to follow the original guide for generating a license. This mean to upload the new hardware.id file and download the mph.license file. Then place the mph.license in the ~/MP/Host folder.

Open your DAW and load the Single FX or Instrument MP Host plugin. See video

Open the plugin and click on the Control & Display button. 

Right click on the main black area of the big window

Select Presets > Show Presets Folder and it will open the MP/Host folder see here

In that folder you will find the hardware.id file. Note that on the new computer if the hardware.id and mph.license are present, ie have been copied via time machine or hard drive transfer) delete the hardware.id and mph.license files  

Then run the MPH plugin in the DAW to generate a new hardware.id file. (remove and reload the MP Host plugin in the DAW if it is already loaded)

Then login in your account and upload the new hardware.id to the server to get the new mph.license

For every new computer you need to upload the new hardware.id file generated when you run the MP Host plugin the first time and then download the mph.license file. 

(Do not reuse the same hardware id file on another computer)

There is a limit on the activation server for 5 different computers.  If you need activation for more computers, please send us an email at hi@mpmidi.com.


If you see the message “License not found, Controller Not connected” see here.


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