Steve Aoki was recently caught in a promotional video with Linkin Park using pirated synth software Sylenth. The Dim Mak label owner has responded by releasing an official statement on his website. The cake throwing master who made the song ‘A light that never comes’ with the early 2000’s popular rock band had this to say via his blog:
“It’s recently come to my attention that some fans on Reddit caught a screenshot of a pirated software plug-in from a recent Youtube clip I did with Linkin Park.
To clear the air, I have owned the properly registered plug-in, Sylenth, for over 4 years now on my studio computer. I’ve included both the receipt and a screenshot of the actual plug-in below, purchased by my faithful assistant Jacob Lee. This is the computer I do all of my production on, including “A Light That Never Comes” with Linkin Park.
However, the honest truth is that screenshot is in fact of my road laptop (the laptop I DJ with). I go through 5 or 6 of them a year, usually purchasing them while on the road. After my last purchase, I had asked my road team to help me load in my production software and apparently they didn’t ask Jacob for the authorization code for Sylenth and installed a pirated version.
So my apologies go out to the good people at Lennar Digital and a big thank you to my fans that caught the mistake which has since been rectified.”
Aoki went as far as to provide the receipt under his assistant Jacob for the Sylenth software. Is this an acceptable apology?