I have recently purchased Cubase Artist 8.5 and really love the changes made since the last version I used which was Cubase 5. That was a while ago but I was lucky enough to save my .cpr Project folder and presets to a backup hard drive.
I have installed Cubase Artist 8.5 and tested the backed up files but there were a lot of errors like “The project file contains ‘VST Expression’ data which is not supported by this program version. The data is ignored.”
“The plug-in “Monologue” could not be found for Instrument Track “Electric Mono Bass”!”
Some of these errors were fixed by installing Cubase 7.5 & 6.5 and some are solved by using the trial of Cubase 8.5 Pro.
Also; “The plug-in “Embracer” could not be found for Instrument Track “android love”!” just to name one and my beloved plug-in “Roomworks” also can not be found.
I’m definitely upgrading to Cubase 8.5 Pro as soon as possible because why limit your creativity.
But as for now the only option that I can see to getting these extremely important projects functioning 100% is my own installation of Cubase 5, The one that I previously used wasn’t registered to me. I was practicing with it.
So this means I don’t have an installation disc for Cubase 5.
I got the ISO for Cubase 6 on the Steinberg Support Download Page but they seem to have left out Cubase 5.
This thread mentions an issue with needing a new Cubase 5 access code too so if a mod knows how I can avoid that, that would be great.
So my questions are as follows:
What Cubase versions are accessible with a Cubase Artist 8.5 license and dongle?
Where can I download the Cubase 5 ISO from Steinberg? It’s not in the ftp sever either.
Can one purchase a download access code for Cubase 5 “Pro” (with Full-featured Plug-ins and everything) as a stand alone addition to the Artist 8.5 license or will that involve upgrading to 8.5 Pro?
Will my current Artist 8.5 dongle work with Cubase 5 or will I need a “legacy dongle” for it?
Unrelated to this but can I leave the USB dongle plugged in at all time or is plugging/unplugging the best method for preventing it from breaking? Its connected to a desktop.
Also unrelated. If I purchase a good laptop for production could I use my desktop dongle to activate an installation of Cubase on said laptop while keeping the desktop installation functional?
Lastly, Will changing my somewhat defective motherboard with the same make and model of motherboard and much later to a new workstation cause my license to no longer function?
Much gratitude to any members and mods assisting me and future inquirers with this.