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Steinberg License Key

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The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is a copy-protection unit (sometimes called "dongle") which is needed to use Steinberg's software range. The Steinb...Click To Read More About This Product

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Unlock Steinberg's software range with this special dongle.

The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is a copy-protection unit (sometimes called "dongle") which is needed to use Steinberg's software range. The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is required to run Steinberg VST instruments, but is not included in all the product boxes and must be purchased separately if no Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is already present on the system.

The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is actually a tiny computer which stores licenses for Steinberg products, and is connected to a USB port on your computer. All current Steinberg products that use a copy-protection device use exactly the same system. The Steinberg copy protection system allows the storage of several licenses on the same Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser). Licenses can also be transferred between Steinberg Keys (USB-eLicensers) with certain limitations. This can be very useful, for example in the unlikely event of a Steinberg customer wishing to sell a product.

The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is included with the following products (all sold separately)*:
Cubase 5
Cubase Studio 5
Cubase Essential 4
Nuendo 4
WaveLab 6
WaveLab Studio 6

The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is not included with the following products:
HALion 3
HALion Player
HALion Symphonic Orchestra
The Grand 3

  • No more need for multiple dongles
  • No extra payment for an additional dongle in each package of a VST instrument
  • Easy access to full-featured demo versions of Steinberg's leading applications

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Necessary to Run Cubase

By James

from St. Louis, MO

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  • Expensive for limited functionality

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Comments about Steinberg License Key:

The USB Drive Licenser connected to my WIndows 10 Desktop and accepted the Cubase 9.5 License without any issues. Although, I originally bought Cubase 9.5 without the physical Licenser thinking I could use the eLicenser, which is not the case for Steinberg's high end products. My Advice: verify if the Steinberg product you are buying requires the physical Licenser versus the eLicenser.

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  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

not as difficult as I feared in fact easy

By dream theory

from NC

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      Comments about Steinberg License Key:

      I thought this would be a nightmare but it went perfectly smoothly. First load the music software (DL or disc), then DL the licenser software, then pop in the dongle (USB flash drive) and you'er done. Protecting the license means the company can be profitable and put out more cool stuff for us to use.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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