Cypher2 and Strobe2 can either be authorized using FX License Manager or from your ROLI account in the cloud. Licenses bought on use License Manager, whilst all other licenses use your ROLI account. 

Click on the store from where you bought the license below to go to the method.

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If your license was bought on or another third-party vendor, click the Login button and use your ROLI account details.

If you bought the software on or a 3rd party and have a serial number, you will need to redeem this on your account before you can download and authorize the software.

To redeem the software, download ROLI Connect and click the serial registration button.
For a full guide, see How to redeem your software serials Once downloaded, authorise it using the Login button as per the steps below.

Step 1: Click Log in

If your license is in your ROLI account, launch the FXpansion software from your Applications (Mac) or Program Files (Windows) folder and click Login. 

Step 2: Give your Mac permission for the keychain

If you are on a Mac and see a pop-up asking for your "login" keychain password, please enter your Mac's login password (not your ROLI account password). This will authorize your Mac to get your ROLI password stored in its memory. Once the password is entered, click 'Allow'.

If you are on Windows or don't see this pop-up, skip to the next step.

Step 3: Enter your password and click Log In.

Once your password is in the Password field, click Log In. Wait a few seconds and the software should be authorized, showing the software's main view. 

Step 4: Can't authorize?

If clicking on the Log In button does nothing, double-check your password and try again. You may need to reset your ROLI password if you continue to have this issue or get in touch with ROLI Support if you need any more help. 

Any licenses bought on require FX License Manager to be authorized. Please follow the steps below to authorize using FX License Manager.

This also applies to all legacy FXpansion products, e.g. Geist2, DCAM Free Comp etc.

If you have Cypher2 and Strobe2 and would like to convert it to a ROLI license, please get in contact with our Support Team


Step 1: Install FX License Manager

Login to your FXpansion Account then download and install FX License Manager.

Step 2: Unlock 

Once installed, open your FXpansion software from your Applications (Mac) or Program Files (Windows) folder and click the Unlock button. FX License Manager will launch.

Step 3: Authorize the software

In the pop-up that appears, highlight the license which needs authorizing and click 'Authorize'.

Step 4: Authorization complete

After a few seconds, you should see a pop-up indicating the authorization was successful. If you do not, please get in touch with our Support Team.

For more help authorizing and redeeming your software, please see the links below:

How to redeem your software serials

Authorization file issues

Offline authorization