HALion Sonic v1.6.3
by Steinberg
(Steinberg Website)

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Price: USD 249
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Pentium/Athlon 2.0 GHz dual-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, Approx. 13 GB free of HD space, Display resolution 1024 x 768 (1280 x 800 recommended), USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key (not included), VST 2 or VST 3 compatible host for using as plug-in

Last Updated: 2013-02-21
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Software Description

HALion Sonic is Steinberg’s premier VST workstation.

Over a thousand instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Yamaha and Steinberg offer a staggering array of first class synths, hybrid and acoustic instruments, covering almost any conceivable style.

Exclusive and comprehensive world-class content, an intuitive interface for seamless handling and the sheer endless possibilities of creating entirely new landscapes deliver truly unlimited sonic dimensions.

Main Features

  • Easy-to-use yet powerful premier music and production workstation for synthesized sounds and breathtaking recreation of acoustic instruments
  • Outstanding library including over 1,400 instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha
  • Powerful multi-timbral VST 3 audio-engine with 4 different modes: disk-streaming sample playback, highend virtual analog synthesis, dedicated sliced-loop and drum mode
  • Unique morphing filters seamlessly blend between up to 4 of 24 filter shapes
  • FlexPhraser module for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
  • Wide range of audio effects on board, including REVerence convolution reverb
  • Integrated MediaBay sound management system
  • Stage optimized: dedicated player view, rapid building of keyboard splits or layers, and switching of entire multisetups with a single command
  • Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase 6
  • Cross platform: Windows (VST 3, VST 2.4) and Mac OS X (VST 3, VST 2.4, AU) plug-in support, including professional standalone

Note: The USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key (copy protection device) required to run this product is not included. Customers who do not own a USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key must purchase one separately. The same USB-eLicenser/Steinberg Key copy protection device is then used for all Steinberg products that require it.

Changes in v1.6.3

  • Bugfix for issue with opening and loading HALion Sonic projects in Cubase 7.0.0

Changes in v1.6.2

  • Improved module and section preset menu
  • Bugfix for MIDI: "Key Off" sounds
  • Bugfix for MIDI: NoteOffs from one program no longer end notes in other slots working on the same MIDI channel.
  • Bugfix for MIDI: Selecting RPN "Null" no longer resets the controller.

Changes in v1.6

  • Supports Multi-Core processing
  • Optional multi-program loading
  • Automation Channels now with slot numbers
  • Key command window
  • Better Phrase selector dialog in FlexPhraser
  • Morph Filter Audio effect
  • Customized Startup
  • Various Bugfixes
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