How to join Ircam Forum

Ircam Forum is a community website for artists, music technologists, sound designers and more, to foster creativity and innovation in arts and sciences. Becoming a Forum member is free and provides users with a social platform to share events and experiences, and interact on music technology with more than 1000 members around the world.

Users can optionally opt for access to Ircam technologies through yearly subscription, either through single (or multiple) technology subscription, or through our Individual or Institutional Premium Membership (including special offers for SACEM’s members). Subscribing to Ircam technologies is as simple as:

  • Choose your product from Ircam Shop
  • Login and proceed to Checkout
  • Gain immediate download access to software and updates for one year.

See Detailed Subscription Procedure below.

The following table summarizes benefits of becoming a Premium Forum Member:

Free Member

Individual Software subscription

Access to free software

Access to subscription technologies

Upon subscription

Access to Discussion Groups

Ability to post Events

Ability to post Tribune

Upon invitation Upon invitation Upon invitation

Technology Support

10% Reduction on access Renewal

Reduced rate Access to Ircam Forum Workshops

Reduced rate for Ircam Educational Activities

Reduced rate for Ircam Events

Subscription Authorization / year

4 terminals per subscription year 20 terminals per subscription year

Subscription Procedure

Access to Ircam technologies is on a yearly basis and through subscriptions. See Subscription Modalities.

  1. Choose your software packages: You can add software packages to your cart by visiting product download pages or through the Shop web page.
    • Add them simply to your cart by clicking on “Add to cart“. You can accumulate as many products and check your choices by going to your cart.
    • You can accumulate as many products as you want. The system memorizes your choices.
  2. Proceed to checkout: Once you are done with adding a product, you can proceed to check out:
    • You have an account: Login using your account to proceed.
    • You don’t yet have an account: Make one… .
  3. Payment:
    • A summary of your order will appear with the total amount.
    • Accept terms of service and choose your method of payment by confirming every step.
    • Once your payment is passed, you’ll receive an automatic confirmation by email.
    • You can check the status and histories of payment at anytime at your personal profile webpage.
  4. Download and Activation Codes
    • Upon payment confirmation, you gain immediate access to acquired technologies. You can download all files during one-year starting from this date.
    • Some software require Activation Codes the first time they are run on each machine. You can get this code by simply pressing the “Send me the code” button on any software download page. An email with the activation code is sent to you automatically. The code will activate all acquired technologies.
    • Each individual user can generate up to 4 activation codes per yearand institutional members (Premium only) can generate up to 20 activation codes. Contact us for special circumstances.

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