Of course, there is Cubase LE or AI 1, 4 o 5, all without dongle too. Cubase LE 1 does not run on IntelMacs and cannot be imported into Cubase 5/6 directly (you must use Cubase SX1 to 4 to do so). Also, Cubase LE4/5 do not support Rewire.
You might give a try to Energy XT. It´s kind of Cubase-like, inexpensive, and you can use it in Windows as a VST plugin too. My main platform ist Cubase, I have multiple licences, but I delved into Energy XT more and more, and it´s surprisingly good. It has TimeStretching, VST support, integrated EQ and effects, multi track batch export!!!, and a lot more. Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Can run from an external drive. Dongle free, comes with a licence file. Rewire option is an extra of 19 EUR.
Give it a try.
(Besides, they are running now a promotion, a licence costs 39 EUR for the moment.)
Hope this helps.
All the best.