Steinberg has now introduced the Absolute 6 bundle and Halion 7 sampler workstation. Both updates offer significant new features and provide new utility and value which is exciting for longtime users.
For those new to Absolute, it’s an extensive software instruments bundle that consists of over 136 GB of sample content and 7800 presets.
Let’s take a look at the instruments included:
- Groove Agent 5 with Prime Cuts, Future Past Perfect, and Rock Essentials
- HALion 7 with Amped Elektra, Anima, Auron, B-Box, Dark Planet, Electric Bass, FM Lab, HALion Symphonic Orchestra, HALiotron, Hot Brass, Hypnotic Dance, Model C, Olympus Choir Micro, Skylab, Studio Strings, Tales, The Eagle, The Raven, Triebwerk, Trium, Voltage, World Percussion, and World instruments
- Padshop 2 Synthesizer with Polarities, Zero Gravity, and Granular Guitars,
- Retrologue 2 Synthesizer with Sounds of Soul and The Grand 3
A collection like this provides a great starting point for scoring to picture or producing Pop, EDM, and many other styles of music. From the sampler instruments to FM, granular, wavetable, and virtual analogue synthesis plug-ins you have an extensive range of tools for designing sounds and turning your ideas into fully formed productions.
You can now order Absolute 6 from Thomann.
Over the years HALion has slowly evolved, from competing with Logic’s EXS24 sampler to now providing a system somewhat similar to Kontakt.
Some of the exciting new features include:
- FM Zone – a powerful algorithmic FM synthesis engine developed with Yamaha that supports DX7 and TX81Z SYX file import
- Spectral Zone – Halion’s spectral oscillator now features a time stretch and resynthesis algorithm with formant shift, spectral filter, purity, and inharmonicity, and you can now hold spectral functions according to a sample’s start or end point
- Redisigned modulation section with one-click assignments
- Shaper Envelope allows custom user-drawn envelopes and LFO shapes
- FM Lab – an FM synthesis workstation with drag-and-drop routing and high-quality built-in effects
HALion 7 now includes more comprehensive sound design features than ever before, making it a far more complete sampling and synthesis tool. Although complex, the workflow has been intuitively designed to move quickly around the interface with each creative decision.
You can now order HALion 7 from Thomann.
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- Steinberg Absolute 6: Steinberg
- FM Lab in Halion 7: Steinberg