What is a Download Access Code and what can I do with it?
A Download Access Code can be considered as a voucher for a software product and its license. By redeeming a Download Access Code online you get download options for the software as well as an Activation Code which allows for downloading and activating the license.
See "Where do I redeem my Download Access Code?" below.
Where can I find my Download Access Code?
In many cases, the Download Access Code is what you receive when you purchase Steinberg software. But it can also be part of a bundle that contains music hardware and Steinberg software. Special promotional or educational offers might also involve Download Access Codes.
- If you've purchased software as a download online, the Download Access Code has been provided by email.
- If your Steinberg software is part of a hardware bundle, the Download Access Code is usually printed on an included card - the 'Essential Product License Information'.
Where do I redeem my Download Access Code?
Download Access Codes can be redeemed in two ways:
Steinberg Download Assistant (recommended)
By redeeming a Download Access Code in the Steinberg Download Assistant you get two jobs done: Downloading the software and activating its license. Just enter the Download Access Code and the Steinberg Download Assistant guides you through required steps.
You can also redeem a Download Access Code in your MySteinberg account.
Once you've logged in, click on "Enter Download Access Code" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Please note that redeeming Download Access Codes in the Steinberg Download Assistant (see above) is more convenient.
How does a Download Access Code look like?
A Download Access Code is a string of alphabetic and numeric characters divided into 5 groups with 5 digits each. Here's an example: 12ABC-DEFG3-HI4JK-5L67M-8NO99