Hi I have a used UR824 coming and I’m afraid it won’t go well. The manual and getting started is understandably for a brand new activation. I am trying to prepare the computer as problem free as possible for my unit.
I’m afraid it won’t go well because I am not getting any discs nor the license card with the unit. The seller says he doesnt have them. I didn’t think this was a big deal when I bought it coming from a RME Babyface but now that I look at the manual it looks like it is. It looks like that license card will be very important. I am coming from a RME land where I just downloaded the latest stuff and it was good to go. No licenses, no eLicenser. I wanted more inputs, better preamps and more ADAT and better Cubase intergration so I sold my Babyface and bought the UR824. I use a full pro version of Cubase 6.5.5 with Windows 10 64 bit.
So do I just download the latest Tools and latest Firmware from the Steinberg site and I’m good to go? Or will I run into problems? Should I set up the Tools first and then plug the unit in or should I install the firmware to the hardware unit. Is there a way to check the firmware first to see if it already has the latest Firmware?
How easy will it be to integrate with Cubase? Does the UR824 automatically integrate with Cubase once it’s plugged in? Or will it hang up when I try to open Cubase because of the lack of license card?
Are the reverb and the channel strip in the DSP of the unit? Will I still be able to use them in Cubase without a license card as long as I dont try to use them as external VST3 effects? Will they just BE on the channels for use inside Cubase?
Thanks, please help calm my fears and help my installation go as smoothly and as least frustrating as possible.