Finally the very good news from Steinberg!!!

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KVRian
1223 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:07 am

Reefius wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:50 am
My eLicenser dongle has been connected to the same USB hub for over 6 years now, and my PC runs 24/7. Never had an issue with it.
I guess I'm one of the few people here who actually like dongle protection. Makes it so easy to reinstall on a new PC. Just install and it works without activation or entering a serial. I even bought an iLok dongle recently to secure all my iLok protected plugins.
Your're not alone I only have dongled software or serial/file based. Not a single one that needs any kind of online activation.

KVRian
549 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am

felis wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:17 am
If I remember right, the last time Steinberg got rid of the dongle (25 pin printer/parallel? port), they offered $50 if you sent it in.
I kept it, and still have it, but it's useless on any modern computer now.
Scroll down a bit on the link below to see the old dongles. I can't seem to be able to attach the pic.

http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/inde ... opic=210.0
I feel like I've taken a deep dive down the rabbit hole of nostalgia with that site. Thank you!

KVRist
330 posts since 11 Jan, 2015

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:36 am

andrew71 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am
felis wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:17 am
If I remember right, the last time Steinberg got rid of the dongle (25 pin printer/parallel? port), they offered $50 if you sent it in.
I kept it, and still have it, but it's useless on any modern computer now.
Scroll down a bit on the link below to see the old dongles. I can't seem to be able to attach the pic.

http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/inde ... opic=210.0
I feel like I've taken a deep dive down the rabbit hole of nostalgia with that site. Thank you!
may i ask why the dongles had connectors on both sides? was it to stack these or was there a signal fed through it?

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Beware the Quoth
29384 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:41 am

frizzbee wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:36 am
may i ask why the dongles had connectors on both sides? was it to stack these or was there a signal fed through it?
These ones would have connected to the parallel port, which used to be the standard for connecting printers. So they allowed passthrough to an actual printer.
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KVRian
549 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:42 am

frizzbee wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:36 am
andrew71 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am
felis wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:17 am
If I remember right, the last time Steinberg got rid of the dongle (25 pin printer/parallel? port), they offered $50 if you sent it in.
I kept it, and still have it, but it's useless on any modern computer now.
Scroll down a bit on the link below to see the old dongles. I can't seem to be able to attach the pic.

http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/inde ... opic=210.0
I feel like I've taken a deep dive down the rabbit hole of nostalgia with that site. Thank you!
may i ask why the dongles had connectors on both sides? was it to stack these or was there a signal fed through it?
It was a pass-through. The parallel port was most commonly used for printing and I think there was only ever one on a computer, so if you needed to use a printer you would have your dongle connected and the printer connected to the other side of it.

KVRist
330 posts since 11 Jan, 2015

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:48 am

thanks guys!

KVRian
517 posts since 19 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:54 am

And don't forget that you also maybe had more than one parallel dongle!
That's the Softimage/FlexID one, I have one of these lying around somewhere (never knew what the battery is for, never used one):
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Ah, FlexID still exists: https://www.dsiintl.com/support/product ... d-dongles/

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KVRAF
2513 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:21 am

Damn. I remember sending in my Emagic Logic Platinum printer port dongle for their USB XSKey when I was on PC.

KVRian
1302 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Earth

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:22 am

I still own a very old Cubase 3.0 which came on 7 floppy disks and the red dongle 8)
It was very expensive back then, I paid about 40K Belgian Francs for it, which is around 1K Euro. That was around 1996 I think. An inflation calculator tells me that would be 1500 Euro today :o :o :o
Music production was an expensive hobby back in the nineties... Plugins didn't exist yet, so it was all hardware, for both synths and effects :lol:

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KVRAF
3170 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:05 pm

...and I only just learned that yesterday VSL announced they are migrating from eLicenser to iLok. ReFX dropped them last year - is this the end of eLicenser?
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KVRAF
4101 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:06 pm

Glad to hear this. This was the main reason I moved to Logic Pro. Because I simply didn't have the dongle for CP (away from home) at that time and I just picked up Logic. I'm sure there were many others in this boat.

I miss CP's mediaBay though. The way it handled audio was just wonderful. Great program, wish their team the best of success.

KVRian
720 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:19 pm

I'm not sure what the system Arturia uses is called, but it's not too bad.
No dongle and the only glitch I've run into is that the programs won't run if you accidentally delete the X86 ASC program (don't ask me how I know).
At the same time though, you don't have to be connected to the internet for them to run.

KVRAF
28091 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:02 pm

It's called... C/R.

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And, you definitely have to be online to authorize the plugins initially.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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Suspended
4029 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:17 pm

Cubase , available soon from yamaha cloud :hihi:
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KVRist
460 posts since 24 Apr, 2008 from USA

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:19 pm

You might think there’s nothing worse than a dongle. But if anyone, it will be Steinberg who can come up with a worse option.
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