2011 NAMM Show: Steinberg released version 1.5 of HALion Sonic, a VST workstation, featuring updated sampling and synthesis technologies, sound library and user interface.
Here’s what’s new:
- The latest version of HALion Sonic provides 64-bit support for Mac OS X, to address additional memory on Mac computers, as well as General MIDI support including MIDI program change, preloaded chorus and reverb effect.
- The sample library has been expanded to include 1.2 GB of new brass and woodwind instrument programs, while audio streaming and loading speed were optimized for consistent, smooth performance.
- Additional effects, such as the 28 legacy effects from HALion 3, as well as four new distortion modes in the filter type section, assignable key commands and improved standalone application.