Steinberg launches Valentine’s Day Sale

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Steinberg has announced its Valentine’s Day Sale, offering up to 44% off on its state-of-the-heart instruments.

Steinberg Valentine's Day Sale

During this weekend you can save up to 44% on HALion 5, Groove Agent 4 and The Grand 3 — the finest instruments bound to steal some hearts.

This weekend only! Offer ends on February 15, 2015.

To take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day offer, please visit any participating authorized Steinberg dealer or select your favourite product below and enter the following coupon code in the shopping cart:

VALENTINESDAY2015

More information: Steinberg / Valentine’s Day Sale

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Homegrown Sounds releases Awakenings for HALion

Homegrown Sounds Awakenings for HALion 5.1

Homegrown Sounds has launched Awakenings for HALion 5.1, a sound library featuring 100 presets as well as creative templates which use the included 200 multi-sampled instruments as selectable oscillators.

The templates allow selecting the Samples via 2 A & B knobs with a mix control which makes making new Sounds a creative, interactive and very easy process. Lots of work went into making these templates so that they are easy to use and capable sample based synthesizers.

Each included instrument makes use of the 8 quick controls with the aim of making customizable instruments. Whilst the templates load all sampled instruments, the 100 presets use pairs instead so that they are quick to load when browsing, these presets also make good use of the quick controls.

Awakenings for HALion 5.1 features

  • 100 presets using pairs of sampled instruments.
  • 17 Templates which use all included multi-sampled instruments as selectable oscillator types.
  • 3 Synth Templates which use the HALion synth engine only. They contain a predefined set of presets selectable via quick controls.
  • 1 Wave Sequence Template – This is inspired by Kosmology and uses the sampled Instruments as a Wave Sequencer by using a FlexPhaser CC to select the Waves.
  • The templates use combinations of sampler, granular and synth engines.
  • Installed size 880 MB (692 MB download).

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29.99 USD until February 20th, 2015 (regular $39.99 USD).

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Awakenings for HAL

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Steinberg updates HALion 5 and Groove Agent 4

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Steinberg HALion 5 & Groove Agent 4

Steinberg has released version 5.1 of HALion, and version 4.2 of Groove Agent, updating its renowned VST instruments with many enhancements and new features.

HALion 5 is Steinberg’s VST sampler and sound creation system, marrying sampling technology with the very latest in virtual synthesis. Its functional depth and flexibility allow sound designers the freedom to push their creative envelope.

The 5.1 update provides many workflow improvements and adds many tools and features to the HALion sampler, introducing eight new effects, new looping modes, sample editing tools and the vintage playback modes.

The Groove Agent 4 drum workstation comprises different drum modules each specialized in certain acoustic and electronic drum styles. With its additional capabilities to program patterns, mix drum tracks and add effects, Groove Agent is multi-role virtual drummer that leaves little room.

Groove Agent 4.2 now offers more integration with Follow Transport and direct MIDI routing to the plug-in host, advanced Note Repeat functionalities, individual control of the pattern pads in each Agent, a new alternate loop mode as well as providing several workflow improvements suggested by Groove Agent users.

“We’ve been listening closely to our customers and many of the new features are centered around their requests,” said Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “It’s safe to say that these point updates will find a wide acceptance among users.”

Both 5.1 and 4.2 updates for HALion 5 and Groove Agent 4, respectively, are freely available as downloads from the Steinberg website.

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Steinberg unveils Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8

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Steinberg has introduced Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8, the latest iterations of Steinberg’s music production systems, which combine best audio quality and smooth operation with a sheer endless number of advanced audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing.

Steinberg Cubase 8

For the past quarter of a century Cubase has been the go-to DAW for many professionals around the world. Today, Cubase delivers a considerably higher performance, puts users more firmly in control, and incorporates more serious tools and innovative technologies than ever before. Adding “Pro” to the biggest version of the latest range represents the evolution of Steinberg’s award-winning music production system.

The new line-up of Cubase witnesses a performance boost owing to its entire audio engine rebuild, extending the buffering ASIO-Guard to improve the audio processing performance for multi-timbral and disk-streaming featured instrument tracks.

Exclusive features of Cubase Pro 8 are VCA faders and virgin territories. The all-new VCA faders emulate the control of channel gain with DC voltage, moving an entire fader group through a single master fader. Taking it a step further is the Combine VCA fader automation feature, which combines the VCA fader automation curve with that of a controlled fader or fader groups. Another addition to automation tools is virgin territories, omitting redundant automation data between automated events.

Both Pro and Artist versions now offer render in-place capability, allowing users to bounce MIDI and audio parts for a more flexible and efficient workflow, offering a wide range of bounce settings.

Cubase Pro 8 features

  • State-of-the-art music production system used by thousands of professionals around the world.
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation.
  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks.
  • MixConsole provides the ultimate mixing experience with unmatched flexibility and integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound.
  • Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation, Padshop granular synth, Retrologue virtual analog synth, LoopMash 2 and Groove Agent SE 4 drum machine.
  • Complete suite of 73 high-end audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors, including Quadrafuzz v2, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, REVerence convolution reverb, Voxengo CurveEQ and many more.
  • VCA faders for complex mixing and automation workflows, TrackVersions for playlists-like editing, and render in-place for simplified editing tasks.
  • VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks and automatic voicing harmonization and auto-tuning effect.
  • Chord track and pads for easy chord management and re-harmonizing plus intelligent composing assistance for generating beautiful chord sequences.
  • VST Expression 2 for unique instrument articulation management and expression control on single-note level.
  • Professional music notation and score printing.

Cubase Artist 8 features

  • Complete music production system, offering a set of superb audio/MIDI recording, editing and mixing tools.
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation.
  • Supports 128 MIDI and 64 simultaneous audio tracks.
  • MixConsole provides the stellar mixing experience with full flexibility and integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound.
  • 8 outstanding instruments with over 2,600 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation, Padshop granular synth, Retrologue virtual analog synth, LoopMash 2 and the MPC-style Groove Agent SE 4 drum machine.
  • Includes a suite of 53 audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction and VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, Quadrafuzz v2 and more!
  • Chord track and chord pads for easy chord composing and management.
  • Thousands of MIDI construction loops as building blocks to create songs in only a few steps.
  • Streamlined score editing feature set.

Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 are available for pre-order from December 3rd, 2014. Shipping begins on December 8th, 2014. The suggested retail price for Cubase Pro 8 is 549 EUR; Cubase Artist 8 is 299 EUR. Prices including German VAT. Various downloadable updates and upgrades are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 3, 2014.

Customers who have activated Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5 since October 15, 2014, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version.

More information: Steinberg / Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8

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Steinberg launches Black Friday Sale

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Steinberg Black Friday Sale

Steinberg has launched its Black Friday Sale, offering 50% off selected VST instruments.

There’s no better way to celebrate the Black Friday than to get your hands on our high-quality VST Instruments at an unbelievable price. Gear up your arsenal of instruments with HALion Symphonic Orchestra, Neo Soul Keys, Triebwerk, Dark Planet or Hypnotic Dance and save 50%!

This weekend only! Offer ends on Sunday, November 30.

To take advantage of our Black Friday special sale, go to the Steinberg Online Shop, select your favourite product and enter the following coupon code in the shopping cart:

BLACKWEEKEND14

More information: Steinberg

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