Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler
The Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler, is a powerfully inspirational virtual sampling and sound design instrument that forms the heart of modern sound creation and production environments.
Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler Details
The Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler, Steinberg's latest version of the HALion VST sampler, adds new features that extend the boundaries of virtual sampling and sound design software. New instruments and sound sources, an added granular synthesis engine, new effects, a slicing mode and much more complement the myriad capabilities that have made HALion an indispensable tool for pro musicians, producers and sound designers worldwide. An extensive sound library, a vast array of audio creation tools and ultra-expressive sound modules combine with a next-generation interface to create a powerfully inspirational instrument that forms the heart of modern sound creation or production environments.
With two new sound engines HALion 5 adds even more options to your creative tool set. The new granular synthesis engine turns your samples into fantastic new textures, adding a whole new world to your sonic palette. The breathtakingly authentic new tone-wheel organ simulation offers the sound of classic drawbar organs with nine organ and percussion drawbars. HALion 5 invites you to embark on new sonic experiments by combining multiple sound sources to create your own sounds.
Slicing and reconfiguring audio is an essential producing tool these days. The new HALion 5 slicing mode allows you to remold any sample to fit with a beat or track. Not only is it flexible and easy to use, the HALion 5 slicing mode also uses first-rate algorithms that keep your sliced material sounding great; use the included filters to spice up each slice individually. Two automatic detection modes are complemented by manual marker editing for powerful one-stop solution for reworking samples.
FlexPhraser now sports a new user mode that opens up new sonic horizons. Create your own patterns and phrases with the new user phrase editor, which lets you set velocity and pitch for sounds in up to 32 steps, while harnessing the additional power of two controller lanes driving even more parameters like filters and effects. Existing MIDI files can even be imported to quantize the arpeggiator to an existing groove, and phrases exported to Cubase as MIDI files for further editing!
Two new MIDI modules give you exciting new tools to build and play arrangements and drum tracks directly within HALion 5. The MIDI Player lets you load up to 8 MIDI files into dedicated slots that can then be edited and triggered remotely using the Trigger Pad feature. The Trigger Pad can also be used to drive the new Drum Player, which adds a step sequencer designed specifically to drive drum beats and rhythm tracks directly within HALion 5.
HALion 5 features 8 new stunning instruments with over 1000 new sounds and presets that will fuel your creativity in new ways: stunning new synths rub shoulders with premier acoustic instruments, while the inspiring new drum rhythms will drive your creativity to new heights. HALion 5 also adds the intriguing sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, as well as an astonishingly authentic new tone-wheel organ. And to keep things simple, each instrument has a Macro page for direct access.
HALion 5 introduces 9 sumptuous new effects: Crank out great guitar tone with VST Amp, get funky with the new Wah Wah and generate freaky new soundscapes with Auto Filter. Heat up your digital recordings with the Tape Saturator, and lose yourself for hours discovering the awesome possibilities of the Ring Modulator. And if thatâ??s not enough, the Step Flanger, Vintage Ensemble, Envelope Shaper and Octaver will give you all the creative options youâ??ll ever need for FX.
HALion combines the best in sampling technology with the latest in virtual analog synthesis to offer a fully integrated sound design environment for professionals. HALion 5 further extends the sound-creation possibilities through the addition of a granular synthesis engine and an ultra-authentic tone wheel oscillator. Plus, audio tools such as the new Slicing module and the Audio Warp pitch-shifting and time-stretching toolkit make audio material supremely malleable â?" reform and remold audio to suit your project and not the other way round. Build complex sample libraries on the fly, create cutting-edge synths and invent your own sound â?" all in one intuitive instrument.
HALion 5 supports you from the earliest stage of your production, including importing and mapping your sounds, letting you assign your sounds on-the-fly during the import stage and even extracting keyrange, velocity and root key information directly from the file name and transfering them to your program. The workflow-optimized HALion 5 mapping editor makes the mapping process easy and convenient. Fading between zones, easy â??drag and dropâ?? and automatic gap filling are just a few features that are as useful as they are intuitive to use.
HALion 5 effortlessly integrates into various VST applications, making excellent use of the advantages each tool has to offer. The seamless integration of HALion 5 into Cubase and WaveLab and the Advanced Integration support for Steinberg hardware make HALion 5 the premier VST sampler and sound creation system.
In its fifth incarnation, HALion reasserts its claim as todayâ??s most powerful VST sampler by supporting Steinbergâ??s latest Virtual Studio Technology version, VST 3.5 for full articulation and controller editing inside Cubase! VST Expression 2 makes working with instrument articulations as easy as it should be. Instead of handling all those MIDI controllers for switching articulations, it allows seamlessly integrated editing as well as full control over multiple articulations within the Key and Score Editors of Steinbergâ??s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase.
Nowhere is Steinbergâ??s ability to pioneer advances in audio technology more apparent than in its HALion product family. The flagship of its latest generation of sampling instruments, HALion 5 has been engineered to offer not only the advanced features and pristine audio quality but also the stability and reliability that pros expect. The advanced sampling engine and powerful multi-timbral sound creation toolset in HALion 5 is the result of decades of expertise in audio software engineering.
The fifth incarnation of HALion features a 15-GB sound library of the most painstakingly constructed libraries, including the complete sound collection of the acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation. Created by sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha, the extended HALion 5 library offers a smorgasbord of opportunities in the form of 2,500 factory instruments and presets; the HALion 5 library truly covers almost every conceivable genre.
HALion 5 supports all the major library and sampler formats. True backward compatibility to HALion versions 3 and 4 means that all sound and effect parameters are preserved in this latest version. Running in both VST and AU plug-in hosts as well as cross-platform compatibility for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 make HALion 5 the perfect tool for audio designers and music producers using different machines and systems.
Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler Features
- 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
- Flexible user interface with multi-monitor support allows you to customize and save your own windows and screen sets
- Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback, tone-wheel organ simulator and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis
- MegaTrig for easy programming of playing styles and articulations
- Outstanding library including over 2,500 synthesized sounds and breathtakingly authentic acoustic instruments
- Audio Warp provides cutting-edge time-stretching and pitchshifting functionality
- FlexPhraser module drives beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
- Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
- Advanced Cubase integration including seamless exchange of extended parameters like slice information and VST Expression Maps
Steinberg HALion 5 VST Sampler System Requirements
- 4 GB RAM
- 17 GB of free HD space
- Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
- DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
- USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
- USB-eLicenser (not included)
- Internet connection required for installation, activation, account setup and personal / product registration.
- Mac OS X Version 10.7/10.8
- Intel dual core CPU
- Core Audio compatible audio hardware
- VST 3 or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in
- Windows 7/Windows 8
- Intel dual core CPU
- Windows compatible audio hardware
- VST 3 or VST 2 compatible host application for using as plug-in
Click here to view all Steinberg products