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Steinberg to go dongle-free - Not a Deal

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Hoping this is not a vailed reference to a subscription offering...

 

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I'm picking they move to a cloud system like protools with ilok cloud or reason that used to use codemeter. Don't want subscription either. 

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2 minutes ago, backwoods said:

I'm picking they move to a cloud system like protools with ilok cloud or reason that used to use codemeter

You may be right...

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There's a post from the VSL account at the Pianoworld forums saying they're shifting from e-licenser to iLok (no dongle required), so I wouldn't read subscription into the changes. Maybe Steinberg just can't be bothered to make the dongles anymore 🙂

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That dongle was the main reason I didn't switch to Cubase when Gibson shut Cakewalk down.

Oh well, better late for them than never! Got a good deal on Studio One though...

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I don't trust statements from any company until I see the end result. Investors and money can change decisions at the last second.

Plus it's Steinberg. The same company that has perfect software and all the issues are the users' fault.

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Back in the day it was rare to see a dongle thread go by without some idiot making a stupid double entendre joke. I guess those days are over, especially as some of you are about to lose your dongle. 

And I agree that this is a welcome move. 

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5 minutes ago, PavlovsCat said:

Back in the day it was rare to see a dongle thread go by without some idiot making a stupid double entendre joke. I guess those days are over, especially as some of you are about to lose your dongle. 

And I agree that this is a welcome move. 

Don't worry about that. Some people are still rocking upwards of seven dongles on a single pc. That's a ***** and a half.

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9 hours ago, PavlovsCat said:

some of you are about to lose your dongle. 

Edith!

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1 hour ago, Fleer said:

Edith!

I should never have posted that. Sometimes I just can't resist. 

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I can confirm on steinberg guyz told me this last year .... they were into it already ..

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16 hours ago, abacab said:

That dongle was the main reason I didn't switch to Cubase when Gibson shut Cakewalk down.

Oh well, better late for them than never! Got a good deal on Studio One though...

 I wonder if Steinberg will allow 2 machines.  Their DAW is one of the few tied to one machine unless you move the dongle.  I have 3 USB elicensers.  I wonder if the decision came from Yamaha who owns both Steinberg and eLicenser. 

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Too little too late. YEARS of punishing paying customers... no thank you. I started on Cubase on the Atari ST but I will never buy a piece of Steinberg software again.

 

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Other than my initial outrage at having to pay extra to make the software that I had just paid quite a lot for actually work, it's never been a problem for me.

(watch it go and break now)

Its not even close to being the main problem with buying Steinberg IMO.

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20 hours ago, abacab said:

That dongle was the main reason I didn't switch to Cubase when Gibson shut Cakewalk down.

Me too. Well... that and the fact that I fancied the look of a FaderPort and wanted the DAW with the best support.

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1 minute ago, antler said:

Me too. Well... that and the fact that I fancied the look of a FaderPort and wanted the DAW with the best support.

Tightest support = Studio One /Reaper/Mixbus/Mixbus 32C

OK Support = CbB, requires reset to SONAR/Cakewalk mode

Weak Support (flakey) = ProTools 2020, works most of the time, but requires reset of device occasionally when in required HUI mode.

I have not tried it in Cubase, Logic X, or Digital Performer yet. I won't even waste my time on Mixcraft 9 or Samplitude X5 as I never really use those.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bapu said:

Tightest support = Studio One /Reaper/Mixbus/Mixbus 32C

OK Support = CbB, requires reset to SONAR/Cakewalk mode

Weak Support (flakey) = ProTools 2020, works most of the time, but requires reset of device occasionally when in required HUI mode.

I have not tried it in Cubase, Logic X, or Digital Performer yet. I won't even waste my time on Mixcraft 9 or Samplitude X5 as I never really use those.

 

Thanks Bapu. I actually went with Studio One when Sonar started to sink. Didn't know that Reaper/Mixbus had good support too; the workflow in SO suits me though so it's all good from my point of view.

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1 minute ago, antler said:

Thanks Bapu. I actually went with Studio One when Sonar started to sink. Didn't know that Reaper/Mixbus had good support too; the workflow in SO suits me though so it's all good from my point of view.

Yep, I'm SO centric now too. I am working ProTools for a project. Strange days.

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1 minute ago, Bapu said:

Yep, I'm SO eccentric now 

Fixed.

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19 minutes ago, Bapu said:

Tightest support = Studio One /Reaper/Mixbus/Mixbus 32C

OK Support = CbB, requires reset to SONAR/Cakewalk mode

Weak Support (flakey) = ProTools 2020, works most of the time, but requires reset of device occasionally when in required HUI mode.

I have not tried it in Cubase, Logic X, or Digital Performer yet. I won't even waste my time on Mixcraft 9 or Samplitude X5 as I never really use those.

 

Mixcraft - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF1zbODj2-Q&list=PLofp4liZQx9uaC7zGgwVa6LzwBhEMpgPC&index=2

 

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