Steinberg Key (USB -eLicenser)
The Steinberg Key is the key to Steinberg's world of professional audio tools. The purchase of this license key is required to run any of the Steinberg VST instruments released after 1st January 2005, as these products will not contain a USB hardware protection device.
- 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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The USB-eLicenser (formerly 'Steinberg Key') is a copy protection unit (sometimes called a 'dongle') which is needed to use Steinberg's software range.
With the host applications Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab, the USB-eLicenser is already included in the product package. The USB-eLicenser is required to run Steinberg VST instruments, but is not included in the product boxes and must be purchased separately if no USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key is already present on the system.
The 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 USB-eLicenser. Licenses can also be transferred between USB-eLicensers with certain limitations.