I recently purchased a Windows 7 based PC. I was upgrading from an XP system. Since I have relied heavily on Halion One, I wanted to be sure that it is present in C6. After much trial and tribulation I finally got it to work.
1 - If you install C5 and try to activate it, it will not recognize the C6 version of the license. The solution is to install C5, then the 5.5 uptdate then the 5.0.3 update. Don’t try to activate the installation.
2 - Install C6. Activate 6 with the license that you have used on previous machine. This will activate C5 at the same time. Now both versions are activated.
C5 of course will have all the instruments installed, as long as you have installed the extra VST Instruments disc that came with the upgrade. The next step is to follow the instructions that are posted on the knowlege page to get Halion One in C6 to find the collection in its browser. Success.
The only reason I am posting this, is because it took me a couple of days and a lot of searching and trial and error to finally get it right. I personally feel that the decision to omit Halion One from C6 was a mistake. Although SE is a more powerful plugin, it also hogs much more CPU, if you want to use it for a single instance instrument. Steinberg promotes you to use instrument channels then punishes you for doing so. So beware. If you decide to invest in the heavy use of SE, odds are, in a couple of Cubase versions down the road it will be gone. Steinberg don’t seem to give a whatever. Their excuse is that, it is only applicable to people who have been using a previous version. But, if like me, you move to another system, it makes the installation far more complex than it needs to be. Apparently it’s my way or the highway. Is Steve Jobs running Steinberg now?