Well this is not getting any better.
OK. Since I am new to VST plugins, I expected that when I opened up Cubase and went to the Devices Menu and clicked on the VST Instruments, I would see Melodyne in the list. I did not.
However, I did open up the plug-in information folder and did find the Melodyne plug in there with the correct path for the dll.
So I then tried to open up an audio track, right click, saw plug-ins in the DDL and low and behold I saw Melodyne which I clicked on.
I entered my serial number and got a message back that I had to notify Melodyne for a license key ????
So I went on the Melodyne website and registered in the MyCelemony section where I was prompted that an update was available. I downloaded and intsalled the update which said it was successful.
Now when I start up cubase, open up a project and audio track and click on Plug-ins, there is no sign of the Melodyne plug-in, nor is the Melodyne Plugin listed in the Plugin information folder.
So I logged into MyCelemony once again and now I am confronted with a screen that says: "You have 0 of a possible 2 activations in use for the following computers:"
Then it lists either "Transferring your license to your iLok account" or
"Upgrade to Melodyne studio".
Melodyne is going to be used strictly on my home studio DAW so I want to use the Challenge Response method to authorize the product.
What the heck is going on?
Authorizing a product is the first contact that one has with it and it should never be so confusing or frustrating.