This is my 1st post so please be gentle he he , I am 50 I have been playing acoustic off and on since I was 20 and I am still battling with it, I presently have a freshman Apollo 2.0, however I am currently looking at a the Martin D1 which I can afford by October.
I am not at all techi and I hate computer’s but despite these two important fact’s I decided recently to try amplification, I bought a fishman PROREP 101 single coil pick up, a Zoom A2.1u and a small practise amp, the Zoom A2.1u comes with a 1 month free trial of cubase LE AI6, the problem is that the installation CD for cubase does not come with a activation code either on the CD or on the CD label, I created an account with Steinberg and I thought they would send me an activation code but they didn’t, I have filled out a request form on their website 4 times but no reply, I have downloaded e Licenser control centre and all I have is a soft e licenser serial number so When I try to start cubase LE AI6 all i get is :- “No valid licence found the program will quit now”.
Has anyone else had this problem? , I have been reading through the forum, a lot of very impressive stuff on here a lot of which is over my head however, as a direct result I have downloaded Audacity but I would still like to try out cubase LE AI6 at least one or two times before I give up on it completely,any ideas or input would be greatly appreciated.
I had to buy a dongle (key) for the use in my computer. Had the
Cubase Essential 5 and Cubase LE5 and both required the dongle. Perhaps you should check with their support and see if same is necessary.
Thanks’ for the reply Byron, like I said I filled in their support forms 4 times about this and I never got a reply, I did a quick search on Google, Cubase v Reaper and a common theme in various forums seems to be the complete lack of customer support from Steinberg.
I guess I will just uninstall Cubase and install reaper when I get the rest of the recording gear I need, and of course my skill level with all this extra gear improves. I am looking at a Focusrite Scarlett 212 amongst some other bits and pieces, so Audacity will do me fine until then.
In truth there probably will not be anything worth recording anyway until I get my Martin, this has all been a very steep learning curve for an old troglodyte like me but I am getting there.
As far as old troglodytes go I think I am further up the line than you are. So finding the right DAW and then using it has been interesting to say the least. The Reaper support and manuals along with their forum has been excellent for me. The manuals can be downloaded, no cost or can be purchased as hard copy for a great price. There are also additional aids such as the Reaper Unleashed. I had the Audacity for a while but now I am completely immersed in Reaper. Recording my Martin and other things is fun, my little studio is a blast, and it seems like there are not enough hours in the day. The Focusrite seems to have excellent reviews and is portable as well. Enjoy the Martin when you get it.
Just a footnote I uninstalled Cubase and booted the installation CD out the door and (I really mean literally), however I returned to the Steinberg site and downloaded the whole thing again and guess what I got the dam Activation code no problem, its up and running now so I will give it a try for a month then I will dump it and get the free Reaper trial for another month, well hey I am Scottish after all so I will see how it goes, by the way its nice to know that some of us old troglodytes are still managing to cut it, thanks again for the replies.