Funny, I could swear that the Synchrosoft dongle used to be more prevalent, used with other products, and available as a generic dongle like the iLok is - i.e., without the Steinberg branding. I could be mistaken, but either way, it sure does look like it's a Steinberg-only contraption for now, doesn't it?twilightsong wrote:Many software companies require you to provide your own dongle... if Steinberg did this...
DOH - just found the press release - I guess that all ended in Dec. 2008:
http://www.syncrosoft.com/Dec._1_2008_A ... 78-67.html
However, you still can buy a dongle separately... I *think*?
I'd like it if they supported iLok too - then I could just have one dongle instead of two.
Ditto! Over the years for me it's been 5 initial purchases and 13 upgrade purchases. After my first purchase of Cubase SX, I could have saved a LOT of trees by just downloading. FWIW, All the manuals and boxes from those early versions are LONG gone, most of them unread.I don't know how much of Steiny's Cubase/Nuendo sales consist of current users (versus new buyers) but my guess it's actually the majority of potential buyers
The strangest of all the upgrades was the Groove Agent 3 (or was it GA 2) - where they started selling the Full Version several months before the upgrade version was released. When I *finally* got my my upgrade, it was really just a full version with a different label on it - at least as far as I could tell. THAT was when I really started chomping at the bit for downloadable upgrades.
At this rate, I don't expect to see downloadable upgrades from Steiny until after cloud-based DAWs with and negative-latency and automatic talent-correction are the mainstay