I’m currently in the process of converting my old Pro24III .sng files to .all using a very early ST Cubase on the STeem emulator. These are just midi-only files. Although I could save them as .mid files, I want to retain the individual patterns/parts instead of the channel-tracks being single long pieces.
I want to buy Elements 10.5 for Win10 PC, but before I install it, I’ll need to first install SX/SL/SE 3 convert those .all files to .cpr. Many forum posts indicate using SX/SL/SE 3 for this, like this…
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=146&t=230 <-- wrt Mac PPC versions
1 - Which version of SX/SL/SE do I want? 3.03 or 3.1?
2 - Because of just having an Elements 10.5 license, do I want SE or SL or SX? Does it matter?
3 - Do I need a USB dongle for Elements 10.5? Will I need it for SX/SL/SE 3?
4 - Is SX/SL/SE 3 going to load on Win10? Or do I need to install it in XP compatibility mode? or what?
5 - Wouldn’t it be easier for Steinbergs programmers to create just a simple program to convert old .sng /.all /.arr files to .cpr and avoid all this?