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Download or buy full package; which one?...

Post by changedforever » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi gang,

The difference between the download version and "full boxed package" of Cubase 9.5 pro is about $100.00. If I choose to download it, do I have a choice (since I AM paying for it...) of saving the download to disk and then installing from there or does their download manager just install the program and you have no access to installation files unless you re-download the program.

The reason I'm asking is if in the future I lose access to internet and need to re-install the s/w on my system; it'd be helpful to have access to what I've paid for. OR, if I choose to replace the hard drive / update computer I would need to re-install the program. With the boxed set, I assume it would have the program on DVD / DVD's for re-install...

Hauptwerk has several packages I've paid for over $1,000.00 for; they download in packages that are saved to disk and then uncompressed, resulting in 20 - 30 GB of data. Just wondering how Cubase download works; if the same, I'd like to save $100.00.....

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Download or buy full package; which one?...

Post by Romantique Tp » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:39 pm

You can download Cubase at any time by using the Steinberg Download Assistant:
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/co ... stant.html
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Re: Download or buy full package; which one?...

Post by -steve- » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:51 pm

Steinberg uses a download manager that just downloads the files, and you can back them up. https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/co ... stant.html

I don't know where you're seeing that pricing, but I would double check it. The price difference should be about 20 USD, and that's for the USB key that you'd have to buy separately for $40.
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Re: Download or buy full package; which one?...

Post by planarchist » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:29 pm

Further to Steve's comment about checking the prices differences (£17 here in the UK which is, again the price of the USB Licenser), I don't think they actually ship the product on a DVD anymore anyway, you still only get a download link in the box along with your USB Licenser and License code.

There was when 9.5 first came out a Media Pack option which DID include a DVD but even then it wasn't that much different in price.
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Post by KHS » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:21 pm

I can confirm all is as it should. Here in Denmark the price difference is 149DKK (Just below €20) which is just the cost of the elicenser.
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Re: Download or buy full package; which one?...

Post by changedforever » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks all for your replies; sorry for my lack of a reply but never got a notice in my email about this thread; I was wondering why I wasn't getting any replies so I came out to the forum to find your replies.

I guess I'll just order the boxed set and then that should come with the USB key (I hope).

Have a nice weekend,
Mark

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