I got excited when I saw the recent discounts and I purchased WaveLab immediately, but 10 minutes later I started to regret it… I can install in only on 1 PC or use a dongle.
Steinberg, you are out of business with me unless you change your XX century copy protection paranoid policy.
All other music software that I have can be installed on 2 machines without any fuss. Who doesn’t have 2 computers these days? Laptop to work on the go, powerful machine in the studio? Ok, there is the option to use a dongle, but c’mon, a dongle in my laptop? It doesn’t even have USB port, only USB C, so I would need to have a dongle with a dongle sticking out of my laptop. No, thank you.
Only Waves is in the same boat with Steinberg, and one needs to pay software maintenance yearly to be able to use in on two PCs. Both companies seem to function in the eighties of last century…
Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives out there, if you become a bottleneck in my workflow, you won’t be part of the workflow.
Bye Steinberg! No more purchases form me!