Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Musikmesse 2010: HALion Sonic VST workstation launched by Steinberg

Musikmesse 2010: Steinberg launch Halion Sonic VST workstation
Great deals on musical instruments

HALion Sonic is Steinberg?s premier VST workstation that breaks new ground in terms of performance, versatility and ease of use.

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.

HALion Sonic is the long-anticipated successor to the highly acclaimed Hypersonic 2 workstation, and allows you to work more productively than ever before.

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

The audio and synth engine that powers HALion Sonic builds on Steinberg?s upcoming cutting-edge VST3-based HALion 4 sampler.

Four different modes guarantee phenomenal sonic variety - to start with a high performance disk-streaming sample playback for breathtaking recreation of natural instruments including all articulations.

Next in line is the dedicated sliced-loop mode for using and abusing loop-based beats.

In addition there is a special drum mode with all the tools needed to produce studio-grade drum tracks.

Finally there's a complete and fully editable virtual analog synthesis engine offering a full range of sounds and timbres for the most demanding synthesis experts.

All four modes include unique morphing filters which seamlessly blend between up to four of the 24 different filter types.

Virtually unlimited polyphony provides enough creative headroom to max out the Multi Program Rack with up to 16 individual programs sounding at the same time.

Each program is made of up to four different complex sound layers and features its own effect rack with up to four insert slots fuelled by one of the 16 effect types.

These are including gems like REVerence or the exceptionally sounding rotary cabinet emulation.

HALion Sonic redefines quality and variety for workstation instruments with its 1,000 instrument sounds across 12 GB of custom-recorded samples.

Created by the Yamaha sound design team behind Yamaha?s legendary MOTIF synthesizers, this world-class library with up to 18 articulations per instrument covers an enormous range of styles.

These range all the way from finest detailed acoustic instruments to legendary synthesizers, club sounds and soundscapes, from ultra-realistic acoustic drum kits to the latest hip-hop loops.

All included sounds with articulations feature real-time control and support for Steinberg?s VST Expression, delivering easy articulation editing in Cubase 5.

The massive library also includes over 1,500 patterns for the FlexPhrase module that drives beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases, plus automatic articulation switching.

And should you covet more content, HALion Sonic supports expansion packs for even more creative power.

The MediaBay database means you search less and produce more, with immediate access to any sound within the huge content library in the blink of an eye.

HALion Sonic is your go-to composition and production instrument, offering the complete range of sound-shaping and creative editing features you expect from studio-grade instruments.

Yet HALion Sonic also shines when performing live: building keyboard or layer splits is absolutely effortless.

Use a MIDI controller to tweak the eight quick controls live or switch to a new multi-setup with a single key or button push, ready to perform the next song.

Posted on 24 Mar 2010 11:09 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!

20 Feb 2017 16:40
thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.

23 Feb 2017 15:03
thumbnail

Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.

23 Feb 2017 12:46
thumbnail

The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.

22 Feb 2017 12:10
thumbnail

Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.

21 Feb 2017 16:28
thumbnail

Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!

21 Feb 2017 12:42
thumbnail

A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.

21 Feb 2017 10:05