I have to ask this here, because Steinberg won’t let me join the Wavelab 8 forum until I buy the trial I presume.
So, now I want to buy Wavelab 8. I followed the “Buy Now” path and Wavelab 8 doesn’t give me the option to download the software. It only gives me the box version.
So, my question is, is there some other way to buy the download version? If not, and I select the box version, will the trial software still work? Am I given an activation code while I wait for the box?
Thanks Scab. I already have a USB eLicenser. Why would Steinberg limit the full version to a box? There must be another solution. And if I do buy the box version, can I use my existing USB eLicenser that has my Cubase license on it, or do I have to add another dongle onto my computer?
I wasn’t concerned about the boxed software not working. I was concerned that my trial would stop working while I waited for the box.
Yeah, I figured. I’ll keep the USB dongle as a spare.
You guys go to all that bother to do the eLicenser thing, then force people to buy a box even when they’ve got a trial on the ECC. I do not get it, but there’s no point in further discussion unless there’s some piece of the puzzle I’m not understanding.
Um, this ain’t correct. I downloaded Wavelab 8 Elements with no problem, upgraded from 7. Nobody selling software these days would discourage you from buying via the download. And you have the dongle for Cubase so you are set, you don’t need another dongle. You are missing something. If you have the trial installed, just pay for the license and ‘Share it’ will send you to the download (which you don’t need unless it’s an update) and the serial number that you need to install on your elicenser. You just need an email address, but for that matter, it may even show up on your license window in ‘my steinberg’, which means you can always get your serial number there. Copy and paste, done.
As to being paranoid about buying downloads, get over it in regards to Steinberg. They have it under control.
However, I was hesitant to go further, because it says “Activation Key” along with activation code. So, I wasn’t sure if it was an up to date USB eLicenser method.
Unfortunately, I’ve had enough hassles with downloading software over the years that has led me to be cautious when it doesn’t appear to be a seamless transition from trial to purchase. This is a strange situation, as most software vendors make it very easy to purchase in the midst of a trial. You hit the “Buy Now” button, it takes you to the download page and off you go. Strange that Steinberg isn’t so seamless in this case. When you click the the trial versions “Buy Now” button, it takes you to the web page that will not allow you to download the software. I thought this would be easy, but nobody from Steinberg has stepped up and told me definitively the way to download. I have contacted support. So, hopefully it will all be cleared up soon.