I’ve tried to be dongle free but every time I remove the dongle and power up Cubase Pro 12 loads, however without exception I get this message ”Some content could not be loaded. Either, licenses are missing, or time-limited licenses have expired” The instrument set I’m unable to load is HALion Symphonic Orchestra.
I still do occasionally work on the road, I don’t travel with my dongle anymore (pardon the pun!) as my dongle is approaching around 20 years old, sadly time hasn’t been kind to the dongle, bits have dropped off it, it’s like a skeleton of it’s former self.
I still have a couple of fav. sounds I regularly rely on from HALion Symphonic Orchestra, so I’m enthusiastic about still having a licensing system without a dongle that works. Is it that ageing instruments/libraries, which licenses are still bound to the USB-eLicenser system/dongle?
help from a forum member I managed to eliminate and retire (I thought) my ageing dongle from its USB port.
Around 24 hours has now passed and I’m just about to start a new dongle free Cubase project, when I activated the HALion Symphonic Orchestra track I was given the error message “NO LICENSE FOUND” - aargh!!!
Yesterday to double/treble check I quit and rebooted Cubase 2/3 times after removing the dongle to see if everything was stable, it worked perfectly dongle-less so I was confident, all was good. Not sure why today it needs the dongle inserting to work.
I’ve had these kind of weird licence issues couple of times. Launching Steinberg download manager or library manager magically fixed the issue (can’t remember which one). One time I had to wait over night to fix it, but that was probably a server issue. I still can’t understand why it suddenly loses it’s license. Now it hasn’t happened with my new computer, fingers crossed.
I updated all Steinberg software (by using Steinberg Download Assistant), all Virtual Instruments, Expansions packs and transfer all using the new licensing system.
In a previous post, there is a link to all Steinberg product compatible win the new Steinberg License.
I’ve tried and failed with Steinberg Download Assistant.
I’ve obviously followed the recommended link, thank you. I get so far with the Download Assistant and then I’m told that my activation code can only be activated once (which it is) The HALion Symphonic Orchestra (Box) was originally activated on 03/07/2008 plus there is only one redeemable voucher on My Steinberg page for Splice. There’s no sign of anything to help me migrate my licence from its current home of the eLicenser.
I’ve now ask Steinberg support to issue me (if doable) with a new activation code. Hopefully that should take care of the mess I’ve generated. In the meantime I’m working with my trusty old battered dongle inserted happily programming some tuned percussion on the somewhat diva-ish HALion Symphonic Orchestra.
Sadly and somewhat embarrassingly I have to hold my hand up and say it’s down to operator error at my end.
Have you made sure that your Halion Symphonic is actually on your Steinberg account? You can check when you login, the go to “Products” → “Show E-Licenser based Products”. Your product must be there to get a voucher.
Maybe you used a different account for the registration of Halion Sonic back then?
Hello, I had the same issues. Only the vst T guitar and E Bass.
I must confess I am not completely dongle free. The plug ins were not recognized anymore after moving to the new licence in halion 6 or sonic but still in SE. But I still got the same message your talking about. At the end I removed these plugins en reinstalled again and no message anymore. But these plug ins are still not recognized by halion 6 and Sonic . If I have to use them I have to use them in SE. In the future I will update to Halion 7 and the Sonic version presuming it will be recognized again in Halion due to the new licence system.
I’ve tried that, thanks for the tip but it unfortunately didn’t flush out the problem. I did have the HALion Sonic SE 7 update installed, to play safe I reinstalled it, sadly it raised the familiar licensing messages.
I have raised a ticket with Steinberg Support on the 6th May which remains unanswered, fingers crossed they have a solution to resolve the problem, possibly involving reissuing a new activation code.