Chris St’ Aubyn has released version 1.5 of the Simple polyphonic synthesizer instrument for Steinberg’s HALion.

Version 1.5 includes a brand-new interface with up to 2x scaling, 200 new presets, 340 new Super Voice modes (including 275 new samples and noise generators), a new Custom Arpeggiator mode, 2 new filter modes and 58 new filter types, 3 new chorus types (Flanged, Phased, Ensemble), 7 new reverb types (Room x3, Plate x2, Hall x2), a new lowpass/highpass filter for the delay FX, a new dual diode tube distortion, individual FX presets, pitch bend options, and more.

SIMPLE is a forward-thinking, polyphonic synthesizer for HALion based on ease-of-use and maximum capability. The beautifully designed interface has been carefully crafted to put the most commonly used controls first. Also, the parameters in SIMPLE are designed to deliver musical results at any setting, making the creative process less tedious. SIMPLE stands for synthesis from a musical perspective.

Simple 1.5 features

  • Fully compatible with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 and HALion Sonic SE 3.
  • Large beautiful interface designed for easy workflow, with scaling up to 2x, making it perfect for 4K monitors.
  • Over 800 outstanding factory library presets from top sound designers.
  • Super Tone Control for unrivaled analog emulation.
  • Super Voice Control to transforms monophonic voicing effortlessly; adding density, mass, depth, and sample playback.
  • Two continuous-variable oscillators with seven alias-free classic-analog inspired waveforms, incapable of pure tones.
  • Real-time oscillator waveform display.
  • Single multi-mode filter with 71 different filter algorithms.
  • Three flexible independent LFO’s and ADSR envelopes with real-time display.
  • Four freely editable high-quality Effects (Distortion, Chorus, Delay, and Reverb).
  • Two SIMPLE control knobs for unique non-linear, super colossal, ear-pleasing sound.
  • Full Note Expression support.
  • Flexible modulation matrix with 26 sources, 41 destinations and independent bypass.
  • Programmable arpeggiator with over 1000 arpeggiator types.
  • Special integrated post-psychoacoustic processing.
  • Special tailored parameters designed to automate and simplify music-making process.

Simple 1.5 runs in the free HALion Sonic SE or full retail HALion Sonic and HALion (6.4/3.4 or newer). It is on sale at the Steinberg Online Shop for 53.99 USD/EUR through January 31st, 2022 (regular 89.99 USD/EUR). Prices incl. German VAT.

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