Steinberg HALion 4.5
Steinberg today released HALion 4.5, the latest update to Steinberg’s VST sampler and sound creation system, now featuring advanced multi-core support, time-stretching and pitch-shifting functionality, a sample import browser and multi-oscillators.
The fourth incarnation of HALion 4 features a top sampling and mixing engine together with a virtual analog synthesizer plus other features in 32-bit and native 64-bit versions for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7.
The newly introduced advanced multiprocessor support provides performance on multi-core computer systems. Owing to the 4.5 update, users can now specify the number of CPUs addressed by HALion.
Audio Warp features time-stretching and pitch-shifting tools for audio manipulation in two modes: solo mode offers edits the level of formant shifting, grain size and the threshold of transition detection, suited for monophonic instruments and vocals.
The new import browser offers convenient access to VST Sound and sample libraries, allowing users to manage and listen to samples right off the bat.
The additional multi-oscillator mode in HALion 4.5 provides up to eight oscillators for simultaneous use.
Enhancements in version 4.5 are simultaneous multi-editing of MIDI modules and a sound editor.
Availability & Pricing
The update to HALion 4.5 is available free of charge from the Steinberg website.
HALion 4 can be purchased through the Steinberg Online Shop and from authorized Steinberg resellers for EUR 349, including 19% German VAT, and GBP 295, including 20% British VAT.
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