How to Activate Cubase 7 with a License Activation Code
Cubase 7 is a powerful music production software that offers a range of features and tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing audio. To use Cubase 7, you need to activate it with a license activation code that you can obtain from different sources depending on how you purchased the software.
In this article, we will explain what a license activation code is, how to get one, and how to use it to activate Cubase 7 on your computer or on a USB-eLicenser (dongle).
What is a License Activation Code?
A license activation code is a 32-digit alphanumeric code that allows you to download and store a license for Cubase 7 on your computer or on a USB-eLicenser. The license activation code is different from the download access code, which is a 20-digit alphanumeric code that allows you to download the Cubase 7 installer from the Steinberg Download Assistant.
You need both codes to activate Cubase 7, but you only need to enter the license activation code in the eLicenser Control Center (eLCC), which is a utility that manages your licenses. The eLCC will be installed automatically with Cubase 7, or you can download it separately from the Steinberg website.
How to Get a License Activation Code?
There are different ways to get a license activation code for Cubase 7, depending on how you purchased the software:
If you bought Cubase 7 in a box, it includes a download access code printed on a sheet (Essential Product License Information). When you redeem the download access code in the Steinberg Download Assistant, an license activation code will be automatically generated and used to download and activate your license.
If you bought Cubase 7 as a download from the Steinberg online shop, you will receive a confirmation email with either an license activation code or a download access code. If you received a download access code, you need to redeem it in the Steinberg Download Assistant to get an license activation code.
If you need to reactivate Cubase 7 because you changed your computer or reinstalled your operating system, you can request a new license activation code in your MySteinberg account. You need to register your software online in your MySteinberg account first.
How to Use an License Activation Code?
Once you have an license activation code for Cubase 7, you can use it to activate your software in the eLicenser Control Center. Here are the steps to follow:
Install Cubase 7 on your computer. You can download the installer from the Steinberg Download Assistant or from the Steinberg website.
Install the latest update for Cubase 7 if available in the Steinberg Download Assistant or on the Steinberg website. Some installers allow for including updates during the installation.
Open the eLicenser Control Center. You will find it under 'Program Files' (Windows) or 'Applications' (Mac OS X).
Apply the 'Maintenance & Online Synchronisation' by clicking on 'Perform Maintenance Tasks' (or click on the 'Maintenance' button at the top right if not shown).
Click on 'Enter Activation Code' and enter your license activation code for Cubase 7.
Select where you want to store your license: either on your computer (Soft-eLicenser) or on a connected USB-eLicenser (dongle). If you choose the USB-eLicenser, make sure it is plugged in before proceeding.
Click on 'Download License' and wait until the process is completed.
Close the eLicenser Control Center and launch Cubase 7. You should be able to use it without any 29c81ba772