Steinberg HALion Sonic

Steinberg has announced the release of HALion Sonic, the long-anticipated successor to the highly acclaimed Hypersonic 2, which lets you work more productively than ever before.

HALion Sonic excels in the studio as well as on stage, featuring a state-of-the-art sampling and synthesis engine, a world-class library and an intelligent user interface.

Based on Steinberg’s latest sampling and synthesis technology, HALion Sonic is the go-to composition and production instrument, offering the complete range of sound shaping and creative editing features sound designers expect from studio-grade instruments. The exquisite sound engine offers four extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use modes at its core, including a fully editable Virtual Analog Synthesis Engine.

HALion Sonic features

  • Easy-to-use yet powerful premier music and production workstation for synthesized sounds and breathtaking recreation of acoustic instruments.
  • Outstanding library including over 1,200 instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha.
  • Powerful multi-timbral VST3 audio-engine with 4 different modes: disk-streaming sample playback, highend virtual analog synthesis, dedicated sliced-loop and drum mode.
  • Unique morphing filters seamlessly blend between up to 4 of 24 filter types.
  • FlexPhraser module for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases.
  • Wide range of audio effects on board, including REVerence convolution reverb.
  • Integrated MediaBay sound management system.
  • Stage optimized: dedicated player view, rapid building of keyboard splits or layers, and switching of entire multisetups with a single command.
  • Full VST Expression support for smart articulation editing in Cubase 5.
  • Cross platform: Windows (VST3, VST2.4) and Mac OS X (VST3, VST2.4, AU) plug-in support, including professional standalone.

HALion Sonic is now being shipped to Steinberg distributors worldwide* and is also available in the Steinberg Online Shop, priced at 249 EUR incl. VAT. An upgrade is available to Hypersonic 1 & 2, or HALion Player users for 99 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Steinberg / HALion Sonic

* *Availability of HALion Sonic at local outlets may vary regionally. US customers can expect availability at stores from the end of July.