Can you completely use it all the time without the dongle?
You can create projects and save them without the dongle, but you can't open projects.
I don't mind if I need it to register once, but not if it's gonna ask for it randomly like Reason asked for the CD.
For optimum results, you need to have it plugged in all the time, with the following exception...
And also once you are validated on line without the dongel, can u then go off line and stay off line? And can you then stay that way or will you need to validate every time you open the program?
I was taking my laptop to a movie set a couple months ago and planned to use Record. I validated Record online before leaving, and put the computer into sleep mode. But I forgot the dongle! So imagine my surprise when I woke up the laptop, and Record was ready to go. I don't think the authorization would survive if you turned off the power, though.
And is there external midi? Seems to not be but I want 2 b sure. If not that is a HUGE limitations and really unacceptable that they would miss it.
What exactly do you mean by "external MIDI"? Sync? Ability to accept external MIDI control? Ability to output MIDI? Please elaborate, and I'll answer.
Gerry, if you'd care to elaborate on the dongle, or correct anything I've said, please do.