Steinberg Halion 5 Vst Sampler Released

Hot off the presses, Steinberg Halion 5 just released, great news for current users.

New Sounds, New Effects, New Tools
HALion is renowned for uniting outstanding sampling technology with the very latest in virtual synthesis. Its unprecedented functional depth and equally advanced user interface with access to all sound-shaping parameters turn HALion into an entire sound design package for discerning professionals.

The advantages of HALion Sonic lie with its simplicity and pristine audio quality, making it a true alternative to heavyweight hardware workstations. Each of the 16 instrument slots loads with presets and is routed to one of the 16 stereo outputs. This again can be saved as multi-preset for instant recall. Together with easily created keyboard splits and its dedicated performer mode, HALion Sonic is the perfect tool for studio work and stage performances alike.

“For more than a decade HALion has been considered a premium brand that transcends the typical possibilities of professional audio manipulation,” says Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “The latest two releases keep with this tradition. HALion Sonic 2 provides a wealth of first-class sounds, while HALion 5 offers endless inspiration for creating own sounds.”

Thousands of Sounds available
HALion 5 and HALion Sonic 2 treat users to thousands of synthesized and acoustic sounds, dialed in through eight fantastically new instruments: the sleek virtual analog Trium synthesizer, Auron for granular oscillation, Voltage delivers extra punch, World Instruments and World Percussion, HALiotron, the Model C organ emulation and the B-Box step sequencer for beats and drum patterns.

Both HALion and HALion Sonic now feature nine new effects including VST Amp for superb guitar and bass effect sounds and Auto Filter for seamless sound morphing. Based on Yamaha’s Motif technology, FlexPhraser offers complex arpeggios, now sporting the user phrase editor to create custom patterns and phrases.

In addition, HALion 5 comes with two new sound sources, introducing the granular synthesis engine for creating beautiful sonic textures and the tone-wheel organ simulation with nine organ and percussion drawbars. Also new to HALion is the slicing mode that allows users to adjust audio material to fit any beat or track. Two new MIDI modules feature MIDI Player to load MIDI files that can be edited and triggered remotely. Drum Player is a step sequencer conceived and designed to play drum beats and rhythms.

Steinberg halion 5 sampler vst

HALion Sonic 2 features at a glance

• Easy-to-use yet powerful premier music production workstation for synthesized sounds and breathtaking recreation of acoustic instruments
• Outstanding library including over 2,500 instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha
• Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis
• Unique morphing filters seamlessly blend between up to 4 of 24 filter types
• FlexPhraser for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
• Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
• MediaBay sound management system for immediate access to the libraries
• Stage optimized workflows with dedicated player view, rapid building of keyboard splits or layers, and switching of entire multi-setups with a single command
• Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase
• Cross-platform compatibility: Windows (VST 3, VST 2.4) and OS X (VST 3, AU) plug-in support, including standalone

HALion 5 features at a glance

• State-of-the-art sampler and sound creation system tailored to the demands of professionals
• Up to 192 kHz, 32 stereo outputs and 6-channel surround support
• Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback, tone-wheel organ simulator and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis
• Outstanding library including over 2,500 synthesized sounds and breathtakingly authentic acoustic instruments
• Flexible user interface with multi-monitor support allows you to customize and save your own windows and screen sets
• AudioWarp provides cutting-edge time-stretching and pitch-shifting functionality
• Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase
• FlexPhraser module drives beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
• MegaTrig for easy programming of playing styles and articulations
• Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
• Cross-platform compatibility: Windows (VST 3, VST 2.4) and OS X (VST 3, AU) plug-in support, including standalone

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