This article is applicable for Cubase 12 and Backbone
Once you pay off the remaining balance of your Steinberg lease, your Steinberg account will be automatically updated and you will own the product outright. You can now use your Steinberg software without a Splice subscription.
Please visit your Steinberg account to confirm: https://account.steinberg.net/products/licensings
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