Smooth upgrade from Cubase Elements to AI?

Hi all,

I installed not long ago the trial version of Cubase Elements 10.5.
I recently purchased the UR12, and now I want to install the included Cubase AI.

  1. How can I do that without loosing too much data/settings? Shall I just uninstall Elements, and then install AI?
  2. I also got a CD with the UR12 that says “UR12 tools” - but I do not have a CD-ROM on my laptop. Is there anything I can download from Steinberg?


Hi and welcome,

Cubase Elements is an higher edition than Cubase AI. So it’s more downgrade than upgrade.

In any case, you don’t have to uninstall Cubase Elements. Cubase Elements and AI share the same installer and executable. So you can just activate your Cubase AI. Once the Cubase Elements Trial license will be over, it will switch to Cubase AI automatically.

Download the Driver and the tools from Steinberg sides, please.

Thanks for the answer.