NEVER AGAIN! NEVER!
My first warning (I should have learned):
I tried the trial version of The Grand SE. Then, every time it told me the trial would expire soon, it crashed Cubase.
I should’ve got suspicious here.
So, I fell for a Velentine’s Day ‘Special Offer’ to extend the activation. The whole process failed.
Mmmm…still didn’t learn.
So, like a mug, I spent over £200 on The Grand 3, naively assuming a Steinberg product should be fairly easy to install on another Steinberg product, yes? (Cubase 6.5 on a new and powerful PC designed for music use).
And, of course, the inevitable happened: every time I tried to use it in Cubase, ‘Serious Problem’ message, computer freezes etc.
Oh, dear, dear, dear. One credit card bill - no piano.
Since then Steinberg’s service has been truly dreadful. I am currently attempting to get a refund. Emails ignored, passed from person to person, Steinberg pass me to Asknet who pass me to Yamaha then the whole charade begins again.
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. AND IF YOU DO, DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED.