Steinberg Halion Sonic 2 (Academic)
HALion Sonic 2 is a unique software workstation that breaks new ground in terms of instrument quality, versatility and ease of use. Comprising 2,500 first-class synths, acoustic and hybrid instruments that cover almost every conceivable style, HALion Sonic 2 also includes a vast array of sound-shaping options, FX and filters. Using an ultra-intuitive design that puts the latest sound generation technologies at your fingertips in a highly musical and accessible way, this multi-faceted instrument has the power to captivate and inspire you, and become the heart of your creative process.
About HALion Sonic
Steinberg’s premier VST workstation, HALion Sonic, brings the concept of all-in-one workstations to the virtual world. With a massive sample content library in combination with powerful synthesizer engines HALion Sonic is a versatile sound production instrument comprising everything from bread-andbutter acoustic sounds and far-out synthetic synthesis. With is easy-to-use interface and flexible workflows HALion Sonic is the perfect companion in the studio and on stage.
HALion Sonic 2: New features at a glance
HALion Sonic 2 features eight new stunning instruments with over 1,000 new sounds and presets that will fuel your creativity in new ways: stunning new synths rub shoulders with premier acoustic instruments, while the inspiring new drum rhythms will drive your creativity to new heights. HALion Sonic 2 also adds the intriguing sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, as well as an astonishingly authentic new tone-wheel organ. And to keep things simple, each instrument has a macro page for direct access.
HALion Sonic 2 introduces nine sumptuous new effects: crank out great guitar tone with the famed VST Amp from Cubase, get funky with the new Wah-Wah and generate freaky new soundscapes with Auto Filter. Heat up your digital recordings with the Tape Saturator, and get creative with the dark textures and spooky soundscapes of the Ring Modulator. And if that’s not enough, the Step Flanger, Vintage Ensemble, Envelope
Shaper and Octaver will give you all the creative options you’ll ever need for FX.
FlexPhraser now sports a new user mode that opens up new sonic horizons! Create your own patterns and phrases with the new user phrase editor, letting you set velocity and pitch for sounds in up to 32 steps, while harnessing the additional power of two controller lanes driving even more parameters like filters and effects. Existing MIDI files can even be imported to quantize the arpeggiator to an existing groove, and phrases
Top 10 Features:
• Easy-to-use yet powerful premier music production workstation for synthesized sounds and breathtaking recreation of acoustic instruments
• Outstanding library including over 2,500 instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha
• Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis
• Unique morphing filters seamlessly blend between up to 4 of 24 filter types
• FlexPhraser for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
• Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
• MediaBay sound management system for immediate access to the libraries
• Stage optimized workflows with dedicated player view, rapid building of keyboard splits or layers, and switching of entire multi-setups with a single command
• Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase
• Flexible Quick Controls per program and layer for instant access to sound and FX parameters and easy automation in the host
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-inPC
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