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Buying Absolute 3 as a gift; do I need to transfer?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:59 pm
by Technostica
I'm thinking of buying Absolute 3 direct from Steinberg as a gift.
I've never bought from Steinberg's store before so will the serial number/license automatically be activated on my account or will I just have a serial number (or whatever Steinberg call it) that I pass on as a gift and the recipient then activates it to their account as if they'd bought it themselves?

If the license is automatically activated on my account I presume it's possible to transfer Absolute licences in the same way you can with Cubase?

Excuse my choice of terminology as I'm not that up on Steinberg's own.

Re: Buying Absolute 3 as a gift; do I need to transfer?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:10 am
by Romantique Tp
You'll receive an activation code via email. They'll have to use the code with the eLicenser Control Center program:
http://www.elicenser.net/

An USB eLicenser dongle is currently required to activate the license. I would recommend sending them a blank eLicenser, and then sending them the code you received via email.

The Absolute 3 plugins can be downloaded by using this program, even if you don't have a license yet:
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/co ... stant.html

Re: Buying Absolute 3 as a gift; do I need to transfer?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:50 am
by Technostica
Thanks, so seemingly there's no difference than buying from a 3rd party in that the Activation Code is not linked to any account except a purchase account.

Can they transfer the license in the future?

Re: Buying Absolute 3 as a gift; do I need to transfer?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:09 am
by Romantique Tp
Yes, they just have to unregister the eLicenser dongle from their MySteinberg, then ship the dongle to the new owner.