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.
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 Script is powerful, fast and easy to learn. Multiply your sound design opportunities manifold with advanced instrument behaviour and custom script modules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 features two wavetable oscillators, a flexible modulation section and the powerful arpeggiator, and comes with hundreds cutting-edge synth sounds for modern electronic productions.
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 Library
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.
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.