Finally the very good news from Steinberg!!!

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KVRist
33 posts since 13 Sep, 2007

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:54 am

A very long awaited news IMO.
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KVRian
1302 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:06 am

It would be fantastic news if the future would also bring gapless playback to Cubase :lol:

And hopefully dongle-free doesn't mean subscription based only.

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KVRAF
8258 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:19 am

Are they going to refund existing users for having to buy that damned thing in the first place? ;) :D
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KVRAF
2225 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:22 am

The tone of those statements on their Twitter feed feels like it's something more substantial than just a change to the authentication system. And the fact they announced it so early makes me suspicious that this is a major change and they are allowing time for users to get used to the idea. I could be wrong but I bet they are going down the subscription route.

KVRAF
2192 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:35 am

Seeing that they release every major and point release almost in the same time every year, they could easily go with Bitwig renew plan too.

KVRAF
28095 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:39 am

I'd be damned if they wouldn't have worked towards a subscription system by now, which would have meant dropping the dongle, and going online authorisation anyway.

I would guee that that's what it means. Well, nice move anyway, as I can't imagine them dropping perpetual license in the process. :)

And... not that I want to emphasize it, but, I kind of predicted that (them dropping the dongle) a few days ago. :P
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Beware the Quoth
29384 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:39 am

'the new environment'

sounds not even slightly ominous.
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KVRAF
28095 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:40 am

BTW, I hope they make their older products dongle free as well then. At least I wouldn't want to keep the dongle for Halion Symphonic Orchestra alone then.
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KVRAF
28095 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:41 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:39 am
'the new environment'

sounds not even slightly ominous.
As I wrote, I'll be damned if that doesn't mean some kind of subscription system. "The Steinberg Cloud" or something. ;)
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KVRian
1436 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:46 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:41 am
whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:39 am
... sounds not even slightly ominous.
... some kind of subscription system.
:o well, that would be from bad to worse ... :ud:
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KVRAF
28095 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:46 am

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KVRAF
28095 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:47 am

enroe wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:46 am
chk071 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:41 am
whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:39 am
... sounds not even slightly ominous.
... some kind of subscription system.
:o well, that would be from bad to worse ... :ud:
Only if they don't do perpetual licenses at all anymore. Which I highly doubt. They probably rather go the way Presonus went with Sphere.
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KVRist
270 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:02 am

YES!!

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KVRAF
4495 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:12 am

Steinberg really need to bring High Sierra support back for those many users of Mac Pro 5.1's stuck on 10.0.6 :-(

KVRAF
6958 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:27 am

I also suspect subscription on the way...hopefully (for Cubase users) Like Studio Ones system (buy or subscribe)
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