Steinberg HALion Sonic 3

Music Production Workstation

  • Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback and high-end virtual analog, granular and wavetable synthesis
  • The Raven Grand Piano
  • The Eagle Grand Piano
  • Hot Brass
  • Studio Strings
  • Anima
  • Skylab
  • 24 filter types
  • FlexPhraser
  • Integrated effects
  • MediaBay Sound Management System
  • Combo library

Specifications:

  • Supported formats: VST 2 (Win), VST 3, AAX, AU (Mac)
  • Language version: GB / D / F
  • System requirements: 64-bit Windows 8.x / 10, Mac OS X 10.11 / macOS Sierra, 64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 40 GB hard disk space, ASIO / Core audio compatible audio interface

Note: No disk included (approx. 30 GB download)

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Akustik Keys/Pianos Yes
Beat production / Drum machines Yes
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects Yes
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos Yes
Ethno / Folk Yes
Guitars/plucked instruments Yes
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments Yes
Organs Yes
String Bass Yes
Sampler No
String Instruments Yes
Synthesizer Yes
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
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Stand Alone No
AAX Native Yes
Audio Units Yes
NKS No
RTAS No
VST2 Yes
VST3 Yes

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unstable under Reaper

Catszcz, 18.12.2017
I use Halion Sonic 3 in the home studio. The somewhat bulky operation can be overcome because of the excellent sound quality. Unfortunately, crashes occur very often in very small projects under Cocko's Reaper, regardless of the type of involvement. Otherwise my system runs super stable with a variety of different VSTs.
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An inexpensive sound library

Bernd_54, 25.08.2017
The amount of sounds is overwhelming, I think everyone will find what he needs here.
I perform on a solo or duo basis as an entertainment musician with music "querbeet". This field is well covered with the sound supply for my needs.
However, it takes a considerable amount of time to familiarize yourself with this software. Since I am still (but now for about 5 months) in the learning process and therefore still use my Tyros4 for appearances.
The goal was to access the HalionSonic Sounds for guitars only.
This is probably only practicable when creating audio playback for a performance. With the software on the stage is not advisable in terms of operational reliability (which also requires a powerful computer, 64-bit system is a prerequisite).
So fulfilled with this software so far not my desire to give up the keyboard in performances, but still I have not regretted the purchase. With this sound library you can discover new things for a long time and also make great audio playbacks for performances.
Personally, I just miss the flexibility with a small file size of midi files.
Take into account (and check before buying) one should absolutely meet the requirements of the calculator. And unfortunately the software is not available on physical disks but only as a download. Around 27 GB can ever be a challenge, depending on the existing Internet connection.

Conclusion:
I do not achieve my goal of using Halion Sonic 3 in live performances.
Nevertheless a worthwhile purchase for the work in the small home studio and there also basis for great audio playback for special occasions.
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