Steinberg Key



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    Product Description

    Here's What Steinberg Say About the USB-eLicenser (Steinberg Key)

    The USB-eLicenser — also referred to as Steinberg Key or dongle — is a copy protection unit required by most Steinberg software products . It is included in the boxed versions of our host applications Cubase Pro, Cubase Artist, Nuendo and WaveLab Pro. Alongside with the host applications, many Steinberg VST instruments also require the USB-eLicenser. However, the dongle is not included in VST instrument product boxes and must be purchased separately if no USB-eLicenser is already in use.

    The USB-eLicenser connects to your computer’s USB port and can store several Steinberg product licenses, due to the Steinberg copy protection system. You can also transfer licenses between USB-eLicensers, with certain limitations.

    Following products include a USB-eLicenser*:

    • Cubase Pro
    • Cubase Artist
    • Nuendo
    • WaveLab

    Following products do not include a USB-eLicenser:

    • Absolute Collection
    • HALion
    • HALion Sonic
    • Groove Agent
    • The Grand
    • Nuendo Live
    • VST Connect Pro
    • Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection
    • Rupert Neve Portico Plug-ins

    * This applies only for the boxed version of the product. Download versions and updates do not contain a USB-eLicenser.

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    Customer Reviews


    21 reviews





    Trusted Customer9th Nov 2021

    This was a much needed item and I was very glad to be able to buy it from you with quick delivery time

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Robert Sullivan5th Mar 2021

    Mr. Brian Davies9th Jan 2021

    Value 5Durability 5

    Mr Chris Harris27th Oct 2020

    It's not an inspiring purchase

    Mr. Michael Jones24th Aug 2020

    Everything i've bought from Andertons has been well packaged and arrived in good time

    Mr sam toms21st May 2020

    Not a fun buy... but works as expected!

    Edward Fermor28th Apr 2020

    I now have a dongle taking up a USB port. That *****.

    Value 1Looks 1Durability 2Sound 1

    Trusted Customer29th Mar 2020

    Works as it should

    . . .7th Oct 2019

    Works great! Small and easy to install.

    Clive Barnett19th Aug 2019

    This is my back up. it does what it is required to do at the usual Steinberg standard.

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