Cubase 7 is a powerful music production software that offers many features and functions for recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. However, to use Cubase 7, you need to activate it with a serial key. A serial key is a unique code that allows you to download and store the license for Cubase 7 on your computer or on a USB-eLicenser (dongle).
In this article, we will show you how to get and use a serial key for Cubase 7 activation. We will also provide some tips and troubleshooting steps in case you encounter any problems during the process.
How to Get a Serial Key for Cubase 7
There are different ways to get a serial key for Cubase 7, depending on how you purchased the software. Here are some common scenarios:
If you bought Cubase 7 as a boxed software, you should find a Download Access Code printed on a sheet (Essential Product License Information) inside the box. You need to redeem this code in the Steinberg Download Assistant, which will generate an Activation Code for you. The Activation Code is the serial key that you need to enter in the eLicenser Control Center to download and activate your license.
If you bought Cubase 7 as a download from the Steinberg online shop, you should receive a confirmation email with either an Activation Code or a Download Access Code. If you have an Activation Code, you can use it directly in the eLicenser Control Center. If you have a Download Access Code, you need to redeem it in the Steinberg Download Assistant first, which will generate an Activation Code for you.
If you have an older version of Cubase LE, Cubase AI or WaveLab LE, you can upgrade to Cubase 7 by registering your software online in your MySteinberg account. You will receive an Activation Code by email that you can use in the eLicenser Control Center.
If you have performed a reactivation of your Cubase 7 license in your MySteinberg account, you will also receive an Activation Code by email that you can use in the eLicenser Control Center.
How to Use a Serial Key for Cubase 7 Activation
Once you have your Activation Code (serial key), you can use it to activate Cubase 7 by following these steps:
Install your Cubase 7 software. You can download it from the Steinberg Download Assistant or from our download pages.
Install the latest update if available in the Steinberg Download Assistant or on our download pages. Some installers allow for including updates during the installation.
Open the eLicenser Control Center. You will find it under 'Program Files' (Windows) or 'Applications' (Mac OS X).
Apply the 'Maintenance & Online Synchronisation' by clicking on 'Perform Maintenance Tasks' (or click on the 'Maintenance' button at the top right if not shown).
Click on 'Enter Activation Code' and enter your Activation Code (serial key).
Select the Soft-eLicenser (hard disk) or USB-eLicenser (dongle) where you want to store your license.
Click on 'Continue' and finally on 'Download License' to complete activation.
As soon as the license has been downloaded, it will appear in the right column of the eLicenser Control Center under 'Licenses'. Now the activation is complete. You can use your software now.
Tips and Troubleshooting
If you have any problems with activating Cubase 7 with a serial key, here are some tips and troubleshooting steps that might help:
Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and that your firewall or antivirus software does not block the connection.
Make sure that your eLicenser Control Center is up to date. You can download the latest version from our website.