Update from elements 8 to 11

Hi gang. I want to update from elements 8 to 11. But I’m thoroughly confused. The version I have is Cubase LE AI Elements 8. Now, is that LE, or AI, or just Elements? Bonkers.


You can check which license you have in the eLicenser Control Center. The executable is the same for all those versions, the actual license defines which features you can use.

Eyy, thanks Paka!


The application is named Cubase LE AI Elements 8, but the license is clearly only one is the edition. You can see the name edition while starting Cubase, on the About screen or in the best case in the eLCC application you can see the exact license, which decided, which edition to start.

What about Cubase AI? My licensee in elicenser control center shows only named Cubase AI. How can I know which version I can use?

“Cubase AI is a special, compact version which uses the same core technologies as Cubase Pro - exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware products.”

So, Cubase AI.


As far as I understand, the question was, what Cubase AI version is then? Is it AI 10, AI 10.5, AI 11?

To be honest, I’m not quite sure. I think, it’s the version, you get during the very 1st activation of the Activation Code. So if you would activate it now, you would get Cubase AI 11. If you would activated it last year, you would get Cubase AI 10.5. But I’m not 100% sure about this.

But as far as I know, it doesn’t matter from the upgrades point of view, because all upgrades are the same from any AI edition. Or am I wrong?