The annual Cubase Sale has started and we have good news for everyone who has already updated

I had exactly the same reaction.
This is just stupid… That a gift that follows Cubase 12 will use the old eLicenser

Thank you Steinberg & partners!!!

Funny thing: the first day my Acustica voucher was for ”Fire the Pan” which I intended to get the next day, it seemed very interesting.
But then the next day the Acustica voucher had changed to ”Fire the Clip” (which is not as interesting to me)! Maybe I will come to like it.

Had a hassle with Arturia but their support fixed it fast on Friday night in two hours. :+1:t2:

Softubes regging was a pain in 5 acts…

I can see a lot of good points here about the Elektra being on the Eliencer , this means even though it’s a Cubase 12 install and promo you can’t use the Gift unless you have a dongle ?? That is a major oversight and not exactly NEW C12 user friendly

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I don’t think any of the HALion expansions, or HALion itself needs the USB dongle. I’m sure you can use the software eLicenser. And obviously something like the Elektra will move across to Steinberg licensing once HALion makes the move.

The Eleckra code asked for the Elicencer which is something new Cubase 12 users don’t have , sure you can activate the licence but you can’t use Elektra without the Dongle

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No dongle needed, it’s a software elicense.

oh I see …Oh look at the bottom of my dongle :grin:

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Nonetheless, it’s an SeL license which can used without the dongle. It appears to default to going on the the dongle if one is available.

Thanks, Perfect
I was having the same problem, your advice got me through registering

Great!!! Maybe it’s time for Halion!!!

Hi guys, I bought upgrade from 10.5 to 12 ( few hours ago ) and I still don’t have Voucher option on my Steinberg account. Is there a common problem ?

I still have no vouchers link :-\

Just gonna say that I am stuck on Cubase Elements 9.5 with all the updates. I was gonna update to Cubase Elements 12. But, alas, the new european verification process threw me a roadblock. Now I have to jump through yet another hoop to get anything. Not gonna do it. I should be a more valued customer than that. Sorry Steinberg. Gonna run this version to the ground. Then I will be switching to a more readily available DAW in the near future.

It’s been a couple of days and I have no voucher tab. I’m starting to wonder if will happen at all - especially before the deal offer ends. It’s a bit of a poor show in my view.

I don’t know what they are playing at but this isn’t a good customer experience.

HI just letting you know that I did purchase Cubase 12 pro yesterday and the vouchers tab isn’t showing in my account… But i see it’s said that it may take some time… Just a bit excited I guess…

We will check on Monday why some people haven’t received their vouchers yet and fix it asap. No worries. Everybody with Cubase 12 will receive the vouchers.


You are right, it’s not ideal that Amped Elektra is still on the eLicenser system. We are still in the transition phase to Steinberg Licensing and our VST instruments will be migrated step by step. But we wanted to contribute to the campaign with our own products as well and decided to give away Amped Elektra despite the eLicenser. Sorry for the inconvenience. The instrument is worth it though I think.


You give people things (that you don’t have why to do) and they only know how to complain and complain. What a world is staying! I’m sorry, but it’s maddening to see such behaviors.

I already own everything they are giving away (except The Clip) and well, I appreciate the detail. If you are interested in what they give you, great. If not, move on to something else and get on with your life, it’s not that hard!


Thank you Steinberg!
Just updated my C11 to C12, thank you for the extras.

Just downloaded SoftTube ‘Dirty Tape’. Had no problems getting it. Ran it on a project and liked it.

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