Steinberg Halion 5
The latest version of Steinberg’s HALion VST sampler adds new features that extend the boundaries of virtual sampling and sound design software. New instruments and sound sources, an added granular synthesis engine, new effects, a slicing mode and much more complement the myriad capabilities that have made HALion an indispensable tool for pro musicians, producers and sound designers worldwide. An extensive sound library, a vast array of audio creation tools and ultra-expressive sound modules combine with a next-generation interface to create a powerfully inspirational instrument that forms the heart of modern sound creation or production environments.
• State-of-the-art sampler and sound creation system tailored to the demands of professionals
• Up to 192 kHz, 32 stereo outputs and 6-channel surround support
• Flexible user interface with multi-monitor support allows you to customize and save your own windows and screen sets
• Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback, tone-wheel organ simulator and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis
• MegaTrig for easy programming of playing styles and articulations • Outstanding library including over 2,500 synthesized sounds and breathtakingly authentic acoustic instruments
• Audio Warp provides cutting-edge time-stretching and pitchshifting functionality
• FlexPhraser module drives beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
• Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
• Advanced Cubase integration including seamless exchange of extended parameters like slice information and VST Expression Maps
About HALion 5
Since the inception of HALion in 2001, each new version has extended the boundaries of sound design and virtual sampling.
HALion 5 is no exception: the ethos of combining a nextgeneration sampling environment with an award-winning synth engine has been taken to a new level. New sound generators and instrument libraries, additional tools to rework and remould audio and add effects build on HALion technologies like the ultra-flexible routing architecture, Steinberg’s famed audio engine and the legendary HALion sound creation toolset.
Expand your universe
More than a sampler
HALion combines the best in sampling technology with the very latest in virtual analog synthesis to offer a fully integrated sound design environment for professionals. HALion 5 further extends the sound-creation possibilities on offer through the addition of a granular synthesis engine and an ultra-authentic tone wheel oscillator. Additional audio tools such as the new slicing module and the AudioWarp pitch-shifting and time-stretching toolkit make audio material supremely malleable — reform and remold audio to suit your project and not the other way round. Build complex sample libraries on the fly, create cutting-edge synths and invent your own sound — all in one intuitive instrument
Flexible user interface
HALion 5 incorporates the most efficient and flexible user interface ever witnessed in a virtual instrument, allowing you to undock, move and resize windows, create function tabs and save entire screen sets — ideal for multi-monitor setups and perfect for keeping you focused.
Mix it inside
HALion 5 incorporates a state-of-the-art mixing engine with powerful routing options for complete control over your signal flow. There are virtually no restrictions — create an unlimited number of buses per Program and Layer and freely route the signals as desired. Each bus holds controls for level, pan, mute and solo as well as eight insert slots. What’s more, HALion 5 features a total of 32 stereo output channels and 6-channel surround support.
Experience perfect synergy
HALion 5 effortlessly integrates into various VST applications, making excellent use of the advantages each tool has to offer.
The seamless integration of HALion 5 into Cubase and WaveLab and the Advanced Integration support for Steinberg hardware make HALion 5 the premier VST sampler and sound creation system.
More VST than ever before
In its fifth incarnation, HALion reasserts its claim as today’s most powerful VST sampler by supporting Steinberg’s latest Virtual Studio Technology version, VST 3.5 for full articulation and controller editing inside Cubase! VST Expression 2 makes working with instrument articulations as easy as it should be.
Instead of handling all those MIDI controllers for switching articulations, it allows seamlessly integrated editing as well as full control over multiple articulations within the Key and Score Editors of Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase.
Developed for professional aspirations
A proven sampling system
Nowhere is Steinberg’s ability to pioneer advances in audio technology more apparent than in its HALion product family.
The flagship of its latest generation of sampling instruments, HALion 5 has been engineered to offer not only the advanced features and pristine audio quality but also the stability and reliability that pros expect. The advanced sampling engine and powerful multi-timbral sound creation toolset in HALion 5 is the result of decades of expertise in audio software engineering.
Quality content for sparkling results
The fifth incarnation of HALion features a 15 GB sound library of the most painstakingly constructed libraries, including the complete sound collection of the acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation. Created by sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha, the extended HALion 5 library offers a smorgasbord of opportunities in the form of 2,500 factory instruments and presets; the HALion 5 library truly covers almost every
Minimum system requirements for HALion Sonic 2 and HALion 5
OS X version 10.7 / 10.8*
Intel dual core CPU
Core Audio compatible audio hardware
VST 3 or AU compatible host
application for using as plug-in
Windows 7 / Windows 8*
Intel or AMD dual core CPU
Windows compatible audio hardware**
VST 3 or VST 2 compatible host
application for using as plug-in
4 GB RAM
17 GB of free HD space
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
USB-eLicenser (not included)
Internet connection required for installation, activation, account setup
and personal / product registration.
* Native 32-bit and 64-bit version.
** ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance.
For recommended systems, please refer to Steinberg's website