I purchased Cubase 10 Pro during the anniversary sale.
I appreciate most aspects about Cubase and am happy with how it has fit into my music production workflow. Although, it’s not my primary DAW.
In order to give me a fair chance to learn it, it has to be readily available and most times when I think about spending some time in it, I’m discouraged by the USB dongle.
I use a laptop and that dongle juts out and takes up a USB port. In addition, I have the dongle on a ruler so I don’t lose it; I figure I can get a break point key chain but I still find it very inconvenient.
I have no plans to upgrade to 11 for this reason, as much as I want to explore and grow with Cubase.
A great alternative for me will be an SD card type dongle. I barley ever use my SD card port, as a matter of fact, I still haven’t with my new computer. An SD card will stay flush will the laptop, leave my usb ports open for devices, and it’s likely I’ll never have to remove it until I upgrade or goto antother PC.
This inconvenience also extends to Steinberg’s VST software when I want to use them in other DAWs.
Any consideration is greatly appreciated.