How to Install Cubase 5 & Keep H2O

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How to Install Cubase 5 & Keep H2O
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Cubase Studio 5, released in June of 2010, is the latest edition of the music production software suite developed and designed by Steinberg. Commonly used by music producers for all genres of production and movie scoring, Cubase also works with integration components and plug-ins, such as VSTs, EMUs, ASIO sound card drivers and other add-on enhancements. Syncrosoft H20, technically referred to as Cubase SX3, is one of the most common VSTs used with Cubase 5. The Cubase 5 software doesn't come with H20 pre-installed, so the only way to keep H20 after the installation is by integration. You'll need to integrate H20, using the Cubase SX3 installation disc after installing Cubase 5.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Cubase 5 installation disc
  • Syncrosoft H20 (Cubase SX3) installation disc
  • 25-letter authorisation codes

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    Installing Steinberg Cubase 5

  1. 1

    Insert the Cubase 5 installation disc into the CD-ROM tray on your computer. The Steinberg on-screen installation wizard should open within approximately 30 to 45 seconds after the installation disc is detected by the computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Next" on the welcome screen. You will be directed to the Cubase 5 Registration screen, so you can activate your software before installing it.

  3. 3

    Type your name, along with your e-mail address, in the required registration data fields provided. Then, click the drop-down bar below the data fields to select your country of residency in the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Enter the 25-letter Steinberg authorisation code in the five data boxes below your personal information for registration. The 25-letter authorisation can be found in the box that came with the Cubase 5 software.

  5. 5

    Click "OK" to advance, and select an installation location for the Cubase 5 files, folders and components.

  6. 6

    Select the recommended installation location provided by the Cubase installation wizard. Then, click "Next" to begin installing all of the Cubase 5 components so the software can be functional on your computer.

  7. 7

    Click "Finish" to finalise and conclude the Cubase 5 installation.

    Syncrosoft H20 (Cubase SX3) Integration with Cubase 5

  1. 1

    Insert the Cubase SX3 installation disc into your computer. Click "My Computer" on the desktop. When the "My Computer" window opens, click the removable storage drive tab for the Cubase SX3 disc.

  2. 2

    Right-click the installation disc's "setup.exe" executable file tab for Cubase SX3. This action will open to the Syncrosoft installation wizard for H20. Click "Next" to begin registration for H20.

  3. 3

    Enter the same personal information you provided for the Steinberg Cubase 5 software registration. Then, type the 25 digit registration code for Syncrosoft H20 to activate it.

  4. 4

    Click "Next" to proceed to the Syncrosoft H20 software installation. Click "Browse" on the file folder installation location screen to access the operating system's directory window.

  5. 5

    Go to the "Program Files" tab in the directory window. Select the "Steinberg Cubase 5" folder tab, and click "Next." This action will enable you to integrate Syncrosoft H20 with Cubase 5. Click "Finish" to close the Cubase SX3 installation and integration with Cubase 5.

Tips and warnings

  • If you need any additional assistance with Cubase 5 or Syncrosoft H20 (Cubase SX3) you may need to refer to the software's user manual or the Steinberg Support and Resources page (see "Resources").
  • Close all open programs before you begin the Cubase installation. This ensures that the installation can be conducted without any system freezes or errors.
  • If there are any older editions of any Steinberg Cubase software or Syncrosoft H20, you will need to uninstall all previous versions before beginning this installation process. If older versions are detected, the installation will be shut down.
  • Your computer's security suite may deny access to the Cubase installation disc. You may need to manually allow access if an alert pops up. Otherwise, the installation wizard will not open.

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