Steinberg HALion 5
Steinberg HALion 5

HALion 5, Virtual Sampler/Sample Player from Steinberg in the HALion series.

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  • 12/01/13Steinberg HALion 5 Review

    Steinberg HALion 5 Review - HALion Doing?

    Twelve years after the first version of HALion — the sampler "made in Steinberg" — came out, it's time for the fifth generation to make its debut with a lot of new features. But will it be enough to compete with the two major players, namely Kontakt and MachFive?

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Seith's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Soft work station ...."

Steinberg HALion 5
Installation nickel on Windows 8 64-bit.
Simple config, its running smoothly
pdf manual but that still open? .....


my config is an extreme I7 with 32 GB of ram on mainboard SABERTHOOT, disk system and in SSd 2x2TO SATA.
course for its halion is useless but I turn with more beefy in EASTWEST apps so we had that.
Cubase 7.5 DAW no worries in any rolling


I just bought it but I was using already halion sonic 1 and 2 is included with halion which is a very good idea.
I has a lot of VST (original I specify ...) with Omnisphere, komplete 9 ultimate, MachFive 3, Hollywood strings / brass, etc. .... so I can compare.
The app is super stable and very convenient for spontaneous compositions, the bank is sufficiently homogeneous and well pop rock has urban everyone should meet if.
the possibilities of multi-timbral mode are vast.
it is not to be compared with Kontak because it is a gas plant with the factory presets are also less good the only thing that saves kontakt is the Outer Banks and even there the waste ... ..
will have a little drop us with scripts, round robin and company + the hundreds of gigabytes that are useless ... halion is an expander item bar offering integrated synths and a bank of sounds well thought not to type in the eye but very usable and goes everywhere a sort of SC-88 soundcanvas software ..
good soft chtit that sounds without the need of an admiral as a kind pc laptop with a keyboard its lil bit for roaming or most musicos who do not want to take the vessel boulard to do an engineering school the sounds to sound a violin 40 gigas finally spinning partoche a true zicos final
MACHFIVE it is much better than kontakt, this is my favorite app, I would halion behind because the force of MACHFIVE is the external plugs of UVI in which sound really good but have little in UVIWORKSTATION blackjack is that fact that at standard bank also offers halion, if you're not interested in bookstores MACHFIVE, UVIWORKSTATION is a very good soft ... and cheap ... 000000 roros

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M.Dupond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg HALion 5
I miss sample, certain preset can not be loaded (version dl on the steinberg website)


32ram i7 3.2


I just removed the pad I had written for clarity.

I prefer to write 5 online and be very clear.

Halion 5 allows deleted all the plug-in NI (or other, except maybe the plug-in Arturia, they are stronger in Arturia ...)

FlexPhraser short, DrumPlayer
An absolutely unique sound has Kontakt, but then really incomparable ... This is the day is night.

You also have the integrated applications has Halion Sonic which are quite nice (but clearly do not force Halion 5, which is primarily a sampler and not a series of small vst.)

Short as well as Fanzine say, if you are Cubase, you made music ELECRO (R & B, House, Techno, Film Music ...) Halion is clearly Vst to have.

To finish, if you have Halion Sonic, I strongly advice you to upgrade Halion 5 99th. Because in my Halion Sonic is shit and Halion 5 It's Magic.