Having just upgraded from Cubase 5 to 6 using the excellent value upgrade pack, I was disappointed to find that I had to upgrade the license on my elicenser usb with the result that I can no longer run Cubase 5 to finish off some old projects. Now I understand the argument “why would you want to use Cubase 5 when you have Cubase 6” - well:
- Cubase 6 will not run on Windows XP which my desktop running Cubase 5 is, using an MI4 interface, which Steinberg have not released drivers for past XP. So, I can’t finish off my old projects in a familiar environment. In fact, I can’t do anything until my UR824 is delivered.
- Until I have got to grips with Cubase 6 my productivity will be seriously affected and there is no going back to the comfort of 5 should I run into problems, my safety net is gone. This may well affect my future purchasing decisions.
- I thought one of the benefits of elicenser usb was to be able to be machine independant whilst providing a safeguard for Steinberg not to have people using Cubase concurrently by different users.
Have I got it wrong or do Steinberg not understood the needs of ordinary customers?
I presume I can transfer my .cpr files from my XP machine to my Windows 7 machine using standard file transfer, or is that doomed also?
Is there any way I should have performed the upgrade so that my Cubase 5 license was preserved as well as permitting me to use Cubase 6? I found that the steps I wanted to take during the activation were not available and I made no progress until I down loaded the new (to me anyway) eLCC and soft eLicenser.