Elicense vs Dongle?

I currently have the Trial version and have E-license installed.

if I buy the Element or Pro version, do I need a Hardware dongle? If so, what’s the point of the E-license program on my laptop if I need a HW dongle.

Just wondering.

Hi,
You need the dongle for Cubase Artist/Pro.
For Cubase Elements, you can use a dongle or the e-licenser software.

Some more information about the Soft eLicense and the USB eLicense dongle…

https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-us/articles/115001583784

Regards :sunglasses:

You also need the eLicense software to operate the dongle. The software controls your license independent of where the license lives; either on your computer (Elements only) or on the dongle.