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HALion for Mac

Virtual sampling and sound design system.

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HALion overview

HALion is the most comprehensive virtual sampling and sound design system available today and excels the present creative process for producers and sound designers in all areas.

It covers the complete creative workflow from recording and sample editing to programming advanced synthesis and modulation setups. With HALion, create customized user interfaces and export ready-to-release instrument libraries with every step streamlined to the greatest extent.

The powerful set of oscillators for seamless sample playback as well as the next-generation synthesis make HALion a versatile creative tool in simply every situation. Its broad library includes thousands of high-class and deep-sampled instruments and cutting-edge synthesizer sounds for all kinds of musical genres.

Key Features
  • State-of-the-art sampler and sound creation system tailored to the demands of professionals
  • Advanced library creation tools including Macro Page Designer, drag-and-drop Library Creator and HALion scripting
  • Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback, tone-wheel organ simulator and high-end virtual analog, granular and wavetable synthesis
  • AudioWarp for cutting-edge time-stretching and pitch-shifting
  • FlexPhraser module drives beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases
  • Outstanding library including over 3,400 synthesized sounds and breathtakingly authentic acoustic instruments
  • Flexible user interface with multi-monitor support allowing you to customize and save your own windows and screen sets
  • Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more
  • Up to 192 kHz, 32 stereo outputs and 6-channel surround support
  • Cross-platform compatibility: Windows (VST 3, VST 2, AAX) and macOS (VST 3, AU, AAX) plug-in and standalone support

What’s new in version


Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version, the developer states that this is version 6.4

  • A new column called "Effective Path" in the content list shows the file location and path of each file as it will be added to the VST Sound.
  • MIDI files can now be added to library specific paths.
  • When loading HALion /HALion Sonic, no more warning about missing containers will be displayed. If containers are missing because libraries have been uninstalled, the MediaBay cleans up automatically. If VST Sounds are only missing temporarily due to unmounted drives or missing licenses, the presets will be shown as unavailable in the MediaBay.
  • The partner option allows to activate/deactivate HALion Partner features. These features require an additional partner license.
  • An option for buses and effects allows to define whether the bus or effect should be affected by the global Aux bypass switch.
  • An option for buses and effects allows to define whether the bus or effect should be affected by the global insert bypass switch.
  • Program objects like zones, buses, effects, etc. can be created via script.
  • The sample pitch and level envelopes can be set via script.
  • The onset of a sample can be detected via script.
  • The bypass mask for a bus or an effect can be controlled via script. The bypass mask defines if buses or effects are affected by the global bypass switches.
  • The stepmodulator control now has 32 length and 32 on values.
  • The Step Modulator control now provides an option to enable/disable advanced editing options (available via context menu on the control).
  • The minimum number of steps for the Step Modulator controls has been corrected to 1.
  • Fixed attachment of controls inside stacks.
  • Fixed attachment of controls inside disabled view.
  • Fixed resize behavior of the script message view.
  • Fixed resize behavior of the control browser view.
  • Fixed large animations issue on High DPI monitors.
  • Fixed issue where a secondary wavetable display didn’t render the same wavetable data.
  • Improved render times for Audio Mixdown.
  • Fixed crash that occurred when playing generic Arpeggios with octave shift played at high keys.
  • Fixed possible crash on closing Cubase projects.
  • Fixed Crash that occurred when loading more than 64 programs at once per double-click from the MediaBay.

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