Steinberg Halion 6 & Halion Sonic 3

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  1. aymat

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    What is new in HALion 6 and HALion Sonic 3
    The new generations of HALion and HALion Sonic are brimming with ground-breaking new tools and stunning new instruments tailored to the discerning needs of the modern composer, producer and sound designer. While the new sound design features are exclusively available in HALion 6, the new instruments libraries can be found in both HALion and HALion Sonic. Explore the highlights of the latest versions below and soak up first impressions by watching the short feature introduction videos.



    Next-generation wavetable synthesis
    HALion ushers in the next generation of wavetable synthesis with an unprecedented consolidation of oscillators, envelopes and editing tools for yet unheard-of sound creations.



    Macro Page Designer
    Create custom user interfaces with the what-you-see-is-what-you-get Macro Page Designer. The template-based tool lets you design complete user interfaces for your sound creations conveniently via drag and drop.



    HALion live-sampling
    Record directly into HALion from any internal or external source and have your samples cut, mapped and ready to play in no time with the new live-sampling editor.



    HALion scripting
    HALion Script is powerful, fast and easy to learn. Multiply your sound design opportunities manifold with advanced instrument behaviour and custom script modules.

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    Library Creator
    Create and export VST Sound libraries of your custom instruments for HALion and HALion Sonic, conveniently and easy with the help of the Library Creator.

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    What else?
    Many additional improvements and features can be found in and around HALion: The new Library Manager for user libraries, AAX support, Steinberg Download Assistant, online scripting reference for HALion Script, soft eLicenser copy protection and lots more.

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    The Eagle Grand
    The Eagle Grand piano impresses with its rich, transparent and brilliant sound suited not just for traditional classical music, but also for modern pop, rock and jazz productions.



    The Raven Grand
    The Raven Grand piano stands out with its compelling range of nuances, beautiful harmonic richness and a natural, precise and smooth playing feel that convinces instantly.



    Hot Brass
    Hot Brass is a high-energy multi-sampled brass section library with a remarkably fat, tight and authentic sound. Best suited for contemporary pop, funk, reggae and soul productions.



    Studio Strings
    Studio Strings delights with an out-of-the-box string ensemble sample library tailored to film scores, pop arrangements and live performances and combines great playability and vibrant sound.



    Anima
    Anima features two wavetable oscillators, a flexible modulation section and the powerful arpeggiator, and comes with over 300 cutting-edge synth sounds for modern electronic productions.



    Skylab
    Skylab combines granular synthesis with a vast sample library, filled with analog circuitry sounds and futuristic textures for deep electronic projects and thrilling cinematic scores.



    HALion Combi Libary
    The new Combi library uses HALion Sonic’s unique layer architecture by bringing together all kinds of acoustic instruments and synthesis patches to beautifully rich sounds and multifaceted new instrument creations.



    Effects
    The innovative three-band Resonator allows formant-filtering for various tonal modifications for beautiful vocal, string and brass sounds. HALion Sonic additionally inherits 8 new effects from HALion including the Vintage Compressor, Tube Saturator and many more.

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    More Info:
    https://www.steinberg.net/en/produc...at_is_new_in_halion_6_and_halion_sonic_3.html
     
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  3. aymat

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    Looks like a mix between Steinberg playing catch up with Kontakt and some pretty cool new features. Chance are I'll probably upgrade.
     
  4. Von_Steyr

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    Pianos sound amazing, strings sound great as well.
     
  5. E.C.R

    E.C.R Platinum Record

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    looks good, but also looks just like UVI's falcon!
     
  6. Pinkman

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    I was about to say the same thing. The whole make-your-own GUI is very Falcon.
    I really want a go at that live-sampling feature. NI needs to take note.
     
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  7. aymat

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    The new instruments definitely sound great... well, except "Hot Brass"... even the name sounds dumb :/

    Couldnt stop laughing when the guy kept pronouncing "Anima" as "Enema" :rofl:
     
  8. Herr Durr

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    I can't stop laughing when I see your new avatar man... oh and.. happy inauguration day. (?) :unsure:
     
  9. aymat

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    Nope. Trump is like a flaming bag of shit at your doorstep and the only way to put it out is to stomp on it or ignore it. Either way its a shitty situation. :wink:
     
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  10. reybeatz

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    Very nice

    I wonder how much the upgrade price will be
     
  11. Moonlight

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    Halion 6 looks freaking awesome. It is the only samples which a build in Autosampler !
    Falcon don't even support multicores...
     
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