Steinberg HALion Sonic 2 Software WorkstationHALion Sonic 2 Software Workstation with 15GB Sound Library, 2,500 Factory Instruments, MediaBay Sound Management, and VST Expression Support - Mac/PC
Steinberg HALion Sonic 2is packed with 2,500 awe-inspiring sounds, including top-flight synths and acoustic and hybrid instruments that cover any musical style. It also features eight new instruments with over 1,000 new sounds and presets that will juice your creativity in exciting new ways. Mind-blowing synths, incredibly authentic acoustic instruments, exhilarating percussion rhythms - they all conspire to rocket your creativity to dizzying new heights. The HALion Sonic 2 adds the seductive sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, as well as a jaw-dropping new tone-wheel organ.
The powerful FlexPhraser of the HALion Sonic 2 now features a new user mode that opens up vast sonic horizons. A new user phrase editor lets you create your own patterns and phrases, setting velocity and pitch for sounds in up to 32 steps, while leveraging the additional power of two controller lanes to drive even more parameters such as filters and effects. You can import MIDI files to quantize the arpeggiator to an existing groove, and export phrases to Cubase as MIDI files for further editing.
The HALion Sonic 2 introduces 9 sumptuous new effects. Create amazing guitar tone with VST Amp, get down with Wah Wah, and generate otherwordly soundscapes with Auto Filter. Warm up your digital recordings with Tape Saturator, and get lost for hours exploring the mind-bending potential of Ring Modulator. And if that's not enough, HALion Sonic 2's Step Flanger, Vintage Ensemble, Envelope Shaper and Octaver deliver all the creative options you've ever wanted - and quite a few you've never imagined.
Easy-to-use yet powerful music production workstation for synthesized sounds and recreation of acoustic instruments.
Library including over 2,500 instrument sounds created by sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha.
Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback and 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 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.
Cross-platform compatibility: Windows (VST 3, VST 2.4) and OS X (VST 3, AU) plug-in support, including standalone.
Software Type: Sampler
Supported Computer Format: Mac, PC
Supported Plug-In Formats: VST 3,VST 2
Supported Audio Formats: AU, ASIO
Hardware Requirements - Mac: Intel dual-core CPU; 4GB RAM; Core Audio compatible audio hardware
Hardware Requirements - PC: Intel or AMD dual-core CPU; 4GB RAM; Windows-compatible audio hardware (ASIO-compatible recommended for low-latency)
OS Requirements - Mac: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8
OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7, Windows 8
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