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Grace Period Update

Customers activating an older version of Cubase (from version 6) on October 26, 2016, or later, whereas a newer version is already available, receive from Steinberg once (!) a so-called free Grace Period update to activate the current version available to that time. This offer is commonly valid for full versions, education versions, updates and upgrades.

If a newer version is released shortly after activation (usually within a six-week period), you may be entitled to the Grace Period update irrelevant of the current version having been granted at the time of activation.

Check Grace Period validation now

Please note: Cubase is activated as soon as you have entered your activation code within the eLicenser Control Center (eLCC). Please note that the date of activation is the determining factor — not the date of purchase or the registration date.

How to get your Grace Period update?

Cubase Pro & Cubase Artist

Cubase (Pro) or Cubase Artist activation between Oct 26 and Dec 6, 2016

  1. Start the eLicenser Control Center application, found under Start/Programs/ eLicenser on a Windows PC or in the Applications folder of Mac OS X. Click on the "Maintenance" button. Your license will then be replaced by a Cubase Pro 9 or Cubase Artist 9 license and the Steinberg Grace Period site will be opened.
  2. Enter your USB-eLicenser number and click "Check for Grace Period eligibility". Once your eligibility is confirmed, a download link will be displayed.
  3. Download the Cubase Pro 9/Cubase Artist 9 update and start installing.

Cubase (Pro) or Cubase Artist activation on Dec 7, 2016, or later

  1. Start the eLicenser Control Center application, found under Start/Programs/ eLicenser on a Windows PC or in the Applications folder of Mac OS X. Enter your activation code for Cubase or Cubase Artist. Your Cubase Pro 9 or Cubase Artist 9 license will automatically be saved on your USB-eLicenser and the Steinberg Grace Period site will be opened.
  2. Enter your USB-eLicenser number and click "Check for Grace Period eligibility". Once your version eligibility is confirmed, a download link will be displayed.
  3. Download the Cubase Pro 9/Cubase Artist 9 version and start installing.

How to get your Grace Period update?

Cubase Elements

Cubase Elements activation between Oct 26 and Dec 6, 2016

  1. Start the eLicenser Control Center application, found under Start/Programs/ eLicenser on a Windows PC or in the Applications folder of Mac OS X. Click on the "Maintenance" button. Your license will then be replaced by a Cubase Elements 9 license and the Steinberg Grace Period site will be opened.
  2. Enter your Soft-eLicenser number and click "Check for Grace Period eligibility". Once your eligibility is confirmed, a download link will be displayed.
  3. Download the Cubase Elements 9 update and start installing.

Cubase Elements activation on Dec 7, 2016, or later

  1. Start the eLicenser Control Center application, found under Start/Programs/ eLicenser on a Windows PC or in the Applications folder of Mac OS X. Enter your activation code for Cubase Elements. Your Cubase Elements 9 license will automatically be saved and the Steinberg Grace Period site will be opened.
  2. Enter your Soft-eLicenser number and click "Check for Grace Period eligibility". Once your version eligibility is confirmed, a download link will be displayed.
  3. Download the Cubase Elements 9 version and start installing.