Registering energyXT2

When you first install energyXT2, it will be in Demo mode. To save projects, you need to purchase a license, either for energyXT2 Core (feature-limited version) or for the full version. Some Behringer hardware also comes with a version called energyXT2 Compact.

Demo Mode

The Demo is of the full version, so it does not have the limitations of energyXT2 Core. The only limitation in Demo mode is that you cannot save projects. You will know you are in Demo mode if it says “DEMO” in energyXT2's title bar.


You are allowed to install energyXT2 on any computer or portable drive that you own, as long as you only use one copy at a time. See the EULA included in the installation folder for more information. The same license file can be used for the Windows, Linux, and Mac versions, as well as the VST versions, and energyXT 1.4.1.

After purchasing energyXT2, you will receive the license key by e-mail. The license key is a file named xt.lck. To register energyXT2, simply place this file in the main energyXT2 folder. Also place it in the folder with the VST versions to register those.

Once the license key is installed correctly, you will see your name in the energyXT2 title bar instead of “DEMO” (if energyXT2 is already running, you have to close it and open it again to get out of Demo mode).

If you already have a massiva.key license file from energyXT 1.x, that will work too. Just put it in the energyXT2 folder. From the FAQ:

energyXT2.0 is free for all registered energyXT users. To unlock energyXT2.0 just copy the original massiva.key into the same folder as energyXT2.0. If you dont have the original key we sent you, email us at moc.qh-tx|troppus#moc.qh-tx|troppus and we will sort it out.

You can also use the XT2 (full version) license file to register energyXT 1.x. Again, from the FAQ:

Q: Can I register energyXT version 1.4 with the xt.lck license used by energyXT2.0?

A: Yes, make a copy of xt.lck and rename it to massiva.key. In energyXT 1.4, right-click in main window and select 'Install license' from the popup menu, select the massiva.key and click OK.

Feature Comparison

Differences between the available versions of energyXT2:

(may not be totally accurate…)

Feature Core version Compact version Full version
Price € 19 (or free with Computer Music magazine) Free with some Behringer hardware € 49
Upgrade to Full € 39 € 29
Audio channels ? 8/8 32/32
MIDI/audio Tracks Max 6 Tracks (MIDI/audio) Max 8 Tracks (MIDI/audio/drum) Unlimited
Drum Tracks Not supported Max 8 Tracks (MIDI/audio/drum) Unlimited
VST Instruments Max 3 Max 8 Unlimited
Send Effects Max 1 Max 2 Unlimited
Insert Effects Max 1 per track Max 2 per track Unlimited
Internal synth/FX Not supported Yes Yes
Arpeggiator Not supported Not supported Yes
REX2/xtc loops Not supported Save xtc only Yes
MP3 support (via lame) Not supported Import Import/Export
Freeze/bounce to new track Not supported Not supported Yes
Time stretch/pitch-shift Not supported Yes Yes
Vector-based automation of Mixer, Instruments and Effects Not supported Not supported Yes
Export to wav/aiff Yes Yes Yes
Download and create your own skins Not supported Yes Yes
XT2 VST Versions Not supported Not supported Yes
Unlock energyXT 1.4.1 Not supported Not supported Yes
MIDI Input ? 1 Unlimited
MIDI Output ? 1 Unlimited

If you try to use features that are not available in a limited version, XT2 will ask if you want to switch to demo mode. You will be allowed to save the project before switching to demo mode.

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