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Steinberg Application Installer Tool for Mac OS X

Latest Update: October 11th, 2016

The Steinberg Application Installer Tool is a software tool that allows for the installation of compatible as well as incompatible Steinberg software on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) and macOS 10.12 (Sierra). It might be possible to use the tool successfully with later macOS versions. This has not been tested though.

The tool is only required for new installations of the programs listed below on Yosemite, El Capitan or Sierra. If you already have installed the software on a previous Mac OS X version and you've updated to Yosemite, El Capitan or Sierra afterwards, you don't need the Steinberg Application Installer Tool.

Pay close attention to the fact that the only purpose of this tool is to allow the installation on those operating systems. It doesn't make any programs officially compatible with them. Please be aware that running incompatible Steinberg software on Yosemite, El Capitan or Sierra may cause issues. Technical support cannot be granted. Using the Steinberg Application Installer Tool is entirely at your own risk, Steinberg cannot be held responsible for any consequences that arise from this.


Using the Steinberg Application Installer Tool

  • Installation from DVD: Insert the DVD. It will be automatically mounted by Mac OS X, which means being made accessible in a new window.
  • Installation using a downloaded medium (*.dmg or *.iso): Double-click the downloaded image file to mount it, which means opening it as a virtual drive in a new window.
  • Leave the window as it is. Do not start the installation!
  • Instead, download the Steinberg Application Installer Tool
  • After the download has been completed, double-click on the downloaded file Steinberg_Application_Installer_Tool.dmg.
  • A new window opens. Inside, double-click on the 'Steinberg Application Installer' to start the utility.
  • If the tool recognises the already mounted installer, the installation will be suggested within a newly opened dialog box.
    Click on [OK] to start the installation.

    If no compatible installer can be found, an error message pops up. In case an installer is not being recognised even though it is listed below, please contact our support team via your MySteinberg account.

List of supported products

Absolute VSTi Collection  

Cubase 7.5
Cubase Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.0.7 Update
Cubase 7    In case the Cubase 7 installer is not being recognised, please use the Cubase 7 full installer available here !
Cubase Artist 7.0.7 Update
Cubase Artist 7
Cubase Elements 7 
Cubase AI 7 
Cubase LE 7 
Cubase LE AI Elements 7.0.7 Update
Cubase 6.5.5 Update
Cubase 6.5
Cubase Artist 6.5.5 Update
Cubase Artist 6.5
Cubase 6.0.7 Update
Cubase 6
Cubase Artist 6.0.7 Update
Cubase Artist 6
Cubase AI 6 
Cubase Elements 6
Cubase LE 6 

Elek Drums

HALion 5
HALion 4
HALion 4.5.4 Update
HALion Sonic 2
HALion Sonic
HALion Sonic 1.6.3 Update

MP3 Extension

Nuendo 6.5 
Nuendo 6 
Nuendo 5.5 

Prologue Discoveries 


Sequel 3
Sequel LE 3.0.1 

The Grand 3
The Grand 3.1.0 Update
The Grand SE 3 

WaveLab 8.5
WaveLab 8.5 Trial
WaveLab 8
WaveLab 7.2.1
WaveLab 7.2.1 Update
WaveLab 7.2.0
WaveLab 7
WaveLab Elements 8
WaveLab Elements 7.2.1 Update
WaveLab Elements 7.2.0
WaveLab Elements 7
WaveLab LE 8
WaveLab LE 8 Update
WaveLab LE 7.2.1
WaveLab LE 7.2.1 Update
WaveLab LE 7.2.0
WaveLab LE 7 

Sonote Beat Re:edit 

RND Portico Plug-ins 

VST Connect Performer 2
VST Connect PRO 2 

Yamaha Vintage Plugin Collection:

  Channel Strip
  Compressor 260
  Compressor 276
  Equalizer 601
  Open Deck
  Stomp Pack