Steinberg VST Key
The Steinberg Key is a copy protection unit (sometimes called "dongle") which is needed to use Steinberg's software range. With the host applications Cubase 4, Nuendo 4 and WaveLab 6, the Steinberg Key is already included in the product package. The Steinberg Key is also required to run Steinberg VST instruments, but is not included in the product boxes and must be purchased separately if no Steinberg Key is already present on the system.
The Steinberg Key is actually a tiny computer which stores licenses for Steinberg products, and is ocnnected to a USB port on your computer. All current Steinberg products that use a copy protection device use exactly the same system. The Steinberg copy protection system allows the storage of several licenses on the same Key. Licenses can also be transferred between Keys with certain limitations. This can be very useful, for example in the unlikely event of a Steinberg customer wishing to sell a product. The Steinberg Key comes with a CD-ROM containing informative videos and detailed PDF documents about the entire Steinberg product range.
One copy protection device for all Steinberg licenses
Detailed information to the complete Steinberg product range
The Steinberg Key is not included with the following products:
HALion Symphonic Orchestra
Groove Agent 3
The Steinberg Key is included with the following products*:
Cubase Studio 4
Cubase Essential 4
WaveLab Studio 6