Answers TO

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I work offline with Rewind?

Yes you can! Simply select host when you authorize Rewind. That way you don't need a physical iLok dongle or have to be online with iLok Cloud.

What are the system requirements?

macOS 10.15 Intel or Apple Silicon, Windows 10 64-bit Intel systems or newer. Supported plug-in formats: VST3, AudioUnits, and ProTools AAX. Licensing through PACE iLok, 2 licenses per user, host computer and iLok Cloud supported, a physical dongle is not required.

How does Rewind work exactly?

Rewind works like a conveyor belt. It records up to the last 30 minutes of what you put in it, both audio and MIDI. After 30 minutes the oldest parts of the recording falls off the belt to make room for new material. Basically like you would have a 30 minute memory max in your brain!

My DAW has MIDI capture, why do I need Rewind?

Great question! There are a couple of reasons why Rewind is better than the MIDI capture function in your DAW:

1. You can't accidentally undo it. With DAWs it only takes a wrong shortcut to wipe out the capture forever.
2. Rewind also works when you don't have a DAW running.
3. Rewind also records audio. There is no audio capture facility in any DAW!

Is Rewind a heavy app for my processor?

Rewind has a light impact on your computer, even if you let it run for days on end (yes, we tested it!)

Will Rewind convert my audio to MIDI?

Unfortunately that is one of the things it can't do for you, there are plenty of other apps/plugins out there who can help you do that!

The Rewind audio driver does not play nice on my computer

On OSX we install an additional audio driver that handles the switching between external and internal sound inputs. When you switch between System and external audio input (on OSX) the system audio output device you have selected in the OSX preferences menu will temporary be set to Rewind. Once you switch back to External mode or close Rewind your original audio routing will be restored.‍

If you run into any issues, report those back to us asap!‍

If you wish to delete the driver you can find it in the following location (please replace

<YOUR HD> with the name of your hard drive):‍<YOUR HD>/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/Rewind.driver


Do you offer educational discounts?

Yes we do, we were students once too! 😃 Send us your proof of enrollment and we will give you a 30% discount.

How can I install Monkey© plug-ins on a computer without internet?

When you log in to your user area on you can download your license file for offline installation

My DAW has MIDI capture, why do I need Rewind?

OSX: AU: Go to: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components and drag Rewind.component to the trash

VST3: Go to: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3 and drag Rewind.vst3 to the trash

AAX: Go to: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plugins and drag Rewind.aaxplugin to the trash

Standalone: Go to: /Applications and drag Rewind to the trash

‍On how many computers can I install Rewind?

You get two license activations for Rewind, which means you can install it on both your laptop and computer at the same time!