USB copy protection key for Steinberg software licenses and compatible products
The USB-eLicenser (formerly "Steinberg Key") is a copy protection unit (sometimes called "dongle") which is needed to use Steinberg's software range. With the host applications Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab, the USB-eLicenser is already included in the product package. The USB-eLicenser is also required to run Steinberg VST instruments, but is not included in the product boxes and must be purchased separately if no USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key isn´t already present on the system. An eLicenser can store many licenses.
USB-eLicenser not included:
* Oktober 2017: This applies only for the full boxed version of the product, as updates and downloads do not contain a Steinberg eLicenser in general.
The Dongle does not include any software license!