question about upgrade path and activations

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question about upgrade path and activations

Post by zephonic » Thu May 04, 2017 4:07 am

Hi,
I bought HalionSonic when it first came out, updated to 2, and eventually upgraded to the full version of Halion 4 (and 5). Currently, I have both Halion 5 and HalionSonic 2 running fine on my system (OSX 10.9.5) and I love them. Great synths, underrated, even.

I want to update to Halion 6/HalionSonic 3, but have two questions:

1) There is a $99 update path from Halion 5, will this include an update for HalionSonic 2 to 3 as well?

2) I have the Halion license stored on my USB eLicenser key, but wonder if Steinberg has yet entered the age of multiple activations? I don't mind using the USB licenser on my MacPro, but I really want to use Halion live on my laptop, and the USB key there would be impractical. Most other vendors offer multiple activations of their products, but I could not find anything about this on Steinberg's site? I'd like to have a license stored on my laptop, without need for the dongle.

Thanks!
Cubase 6.5.5 - Halion 5 - HalionSonic 2 - assorted plugins/instruments
2009 MacPro | 3.33GHz 6-core | 24GB RAM | OSX 10.9.5
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2015 MacBookPro | 2.9 GHz i5 | 8GB RAM | OSX 10.11.6

zephonic
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Re: question about upgrade path and activations

Post by zephonic » Thu May 04, 2017 6:46 pm

OK, I found the answers:

1) Yes

2) No

https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-u ... on-sonic-3

Shame you can't have two activations. Every other major music/audio software company does that nowadays. Come on, Steinberg, ditch the dongle.
Cubase 6.5.5 - Halion 5 - HalionSonic 2 - assorted plugins/instruments
2009 MacPro | 3.33GHz 6-core | 24GB RAM | OSX 10.9.5
Avid Mbox3Pro
iPad4 - Cubase iC Pro
2015 MacBookPro | 2.9 GHz i5 | 8GB RAM | OSX 10.11.6

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