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Steinberg Product Compatibility Info Regarding Microsoft Windows 8

We’d like to update you on the development and certification process regarding Windows 8 for current Steinberg products. We see the certification of our products for Windows 8 as a major development milestone and an important step that will help musicians and producers get the most out of the latest operating system.

You can find a list of Windows 8 compatible Steinberg applications below. For newer products, check the corresponding product pages and the system requirements on supported operating systems. Older products which are not listed are not supported and consequently, no further updates are planned.

Important:

  • A clean Windows 8 installation is recommended.
  • Please make sure that you always use the latest updates available!
  • Some of the compatible products require the latest eLicenser Control (eLC) version. Please download the latest version from the eLicenser.net website and make sure to install it prior to other Steinberg applications.
  • For optimal performance under Windows 8 the "Activate Steinberg Power Scheme" in the Cubase / Nuendo Device Setup must be disabled.
  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 is required but usually Windows 8 has this version pre-installed.

 

Windows 8 compatibility (as of February, 2013) 

Cubase
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
Cubase7.0.1yesyes
Cubase6.5.3yesyes                                  
Cubase6.0.7yes yes
Cubase Artist6.5.3yes yes
Cubase Artist6.0.7yes yes   
Cubase Elements6.0.7yes yes
Cubase Elements Trial6.0.2yes yes            
Cubase AI6.0.7yes yes    
Cubase LE6.0.7yesyes   


Nuendo
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComment
Nuendo (incl. NEK)5.5.5yesyes                                          
Nuendo Live1.0.0yesyesSetup.exe is not compatible with Windows 8. Installation stops after a few seconds.
Workaround: Install via the Nuendo Live MSI and eLicenser.exe files.


WaveLab
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
WaveLab7.2.1yesyesCompatibility patch for 64-bit installation is available here
WaveLab Trial7.2.1yesyesCompatibility patch for 64-bit installation is available here
WaveLab Elements7.2.1yesyesCompatibility patch for 64-bit installation is available here
WaveLab LE7.2.1yesyesCompatibility patch for 64-bit installation is available here


Sequel
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
Sequel 3 3.0.1yesn/aLatest eLC installation prior to Sequel installation mandatory!
Sequel 3 Trial3.0.1yesn/aLatest eLC installation prior to Sequel installation mandatory!
Sequel LE 33.0.1yesn/aLatest eLC installation prior to Sequel installation mandatory!
Sequel LE 22.0.5yesn/aLatest eLC installation prior to Sequel installation mandatory!

  

VST Instruments
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
HALion 4 4.5.3yesyes          
HALion 4 Trial4.5.3yesyes
HALion Sonic1.6.1yesyes
HALion Sonic SE1.6.1yesyes
HALion Sonic Trial1.6.1yesyes
The Grand 33.1.0yesyesLatest eLC installation prior to The Grand installation mandatory!
The Grand SE 3 (Trial)3.1.0yesyes
Padshop (Pro)1.1.0yesyesPlease make sure to use version 1.1.0 release 2 available here
Retrologue1.1.0yesyes
VSTi Collection1.0.0yesyes
Prologue for MOX1.3.1yesyes


VST Plug-ins
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
RND Portico 50331.1.0yesyes           
RND Portico 50431.1.0yesyes
Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Coll.1.0.0yesyes


Content Sets
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
VST Sound Instrument Sets1.xyesyes                                                    
VST Sound Loop Sets1.0.0yesyes
Sequel Content Sets1.0.0yesyesAutomatic option to enter activation code after the installation does not show.
Please enter activation code by launching the eLicenser Control Center manually.


Hardware
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
CC1211.7.2yesyes                
CI Series1.6.5yesyes
CMC Series1.1.1yesyes
MR8161.7.2yesyes  
Midex 3/81.9.64.4noyesDriver 1.9.0.3 for 32-bit systems is not compatible.
Please use a 64-bit Windows 8 and the working driver version 1.9.64.4
Nuendo SyncStation1.0.0yesyes
UR8241.0.5yesyes
UR28M1.1.2yesyes


Miscellaneous
ProductVersion32-bit64-bitComments
eLicenser Control6.5.3yesyes                                                                     
MP3 Patcher1.0.0yesyes
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