Steinberg has announced the release of Absolute 2, the second version of its VST instrument collection that unfolds infinite possibilities with ten state-of-the-art Virtual Studio Technology (VST) instruments alongside thousands of presets and samples.

Absolute 2 includes over 5,500 presets and spans close to 60 GB of first-class sounds. Under the hood lies Steinberg’s latest VST technology, which lays the foundation for some of the finest VST instruments available today.

With HALion 5, Absolute 2 includes an extremely powerful sampling and sound creation instrument used by discerning sound designers and producers around the globe. At its sides stand HALion Sonic 2, the Groove Agent 4 virtual drummer, The Grand 3 with many piano emulations and HALion Symphonic Orchestra, the granular synthesizer, Padshop Pro, and the classic virtual analog synthesizer, Retrologue. Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance, Triebwerk and Zero Gravity are readily available to add even more content to the massive arsenal of sounds.

“The second edition gives our customers the content to produce and create at an industry level,” commented Matthias Quellmann, Senior Marketing Manager for Steinberg. “Absolute 2 stands for highest quality that gives unbeatable value for money.”

Absolute 2 is available for MSRP 499 EUR. Its boxed version contains a USB 3.0 flash drive that holds the entire software. The update from Absolute v1 is available as a download for MSRP 199 EUR. Prices including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Absolute 2