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Steve Aoki Caught Using Pirated Software



It wouldn’t surprise me if in the near future trials of cyber crimes are decided by a jury of reddit users as nothing seems to get past the eagle eyed gaze of the websites online community and now they’ve caught out international DJ Steve Aoki using pirated software. Viewers noticed something was amiss after Linkin Park shared a preview video of their new single ‘A Light That Never Comes’ when Steve’s copy of of Lennar Digital‘s popular Sylenth 1 VST clearly shows a Team ArCADE code.


For those of you not familiar with Team ArCADE, they are a well known cracking group commonly used by many amateur producers who pirate software. What is unbelievable about this though is this isn’t a bedroom producer yet to make any money from his work but an international superstar of the industry who reportedly made a staggering $12 million last year alone. Thus asking the likes of Steve to support developers and pay the retail price of $215 doesn’t seem too much to ask and whilst we understand why people pirate software we would always suggest to users that if you like the software you’ve pirated then go out and buy it to show the developers some support as it’s the only way they can continue providing you with the tools you and the electronic music scene need to thrive.

As for Steve well he may soon be in hot water with Lennar Digital as Reddit users have reportedly notified them of his copyright infraction and we wonder how the EDM star will move to diffuse the situation. Might we suggest sitting down and discussing the matter over a slice of cake?

You can check out the video below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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