“The B-3 V delivers the most authentic tonewheel organ and rotary speaker experience you’ll find anywhere, plus customizations that open up new creative opportunities.
Monarch of electronic organs, the rich sounding B3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, rock, reggae and R&B—not to mention pro studios everywhere—for over a half century. Its electromagnetic tonewheel design gave it a beefy quality not found on later transistor organs. Our faithful homage includes an authentic rotary speaker and an array of stomp boxes, plus inspiring updates like analog circuit mods and drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects.
“There are very few truly unique instrumental sounds in the world of music. Sounds so distinct, so compelling, so immediately identifiable and genuine that you just have to have it. Nothing else will do. “Close” won’t do. “Almost” won’t cut it. “Approximately” will instantly brand you as a shallow imposter.
“Two Tonewheel and one Transistor components, blendable for a wide spectrum of sounds from smooth and simple to harmonically complex • Crosstalk, Cross-modulation and Failure controls bring definable levels of grit, crustiness, erraticism and gnarliness to your tone • Takes standard organ patches deep, deep into the Dark Side • Ideal for unique organs, strange atmospheres, gritty leads, radiophonic textures and more”
“Expand your universe
More than a sampler
HALion combines the best in sampling technology with the latest in virtual analog synthesis to offer a fully integrated sound design environment for professionals. HALion 5 further extends the sound-creation possibilities through the addition of a granular synthesis engine and an ultra-authentic tone wheel oscillator. Plus, audio tools such as the new Slicing module and the Audio Warp pitch-shifting and time-stretching toolkit that is based on algorithms by zplane make audio material supremely malleable — reform and remold audio to suit your project and not the other way round. Build complex sample libraries on the fly, create cutting-edge synths and invent your own sound — all in one intuitive instrument.
“HALion — Create the future
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. Continue reading Halion 6
Halion Sonic 2
“HALion Sonic 2 offers 2,500 first-class instruments and myriad creative options to captivate and inspire you, and to form the heart of your creative process.
Halion Sonic 3
“HALion Sonic — The ultimate creative tool
HALion Sonic brings the concept of all-in-one workstations to the virtual world. With a massive sample content library in combination with powerful synthesizer engines, HALion Sonic is a versatile sound production instrument comprising everything from deep-sampled acoustic instruments to cutting-edge synthetic sounds. Equipped with an easy-to-use interface, intuitive workflows and an extremely stable audio engine, HALion Sonic lets you focus on being creative. Developed for the studio as well as the stage, its pristine audio quality, the excellent content library and the wide range of high-end effects make HALion Sonic the ultimate creative tool for musicians, producers and composers worldwide.
Halion Sonic SE
“Set yourself free with HALion Sonic SE
HALion Sonic SE 3 is a stripped-down version of HALion Sonic 3 without giving up on sound quality and accessibility. The streamlined VST workstation lets you load and play a plethora of sound content: the SE libraries shipping with Steinberg’s digital audio workstations, VST Sound Instrument Sets for HALion and the custom user libraries created within the HALion 6 sampler and sound creation system.
HALion Sonic SE 3 is available for free as a plug-in for any VST3, VST2, AU and AAX compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.
Inside Steinberg’s DAW
HALion Sonic SE 3 can be used in all of Steinberg’s DAWs and loads and plays the dedicated libraries that are included in Cubase and Nuendo.
VST Sound Instrument Sets
Load and play the HALion expansion libraries like Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance and Triebwerk in HALion Sonic SE 3.
HALion 6 user content
Create your own libraries in HALion 6 and make it accessible to your friends and collaborators who use HALion Sonic SE 3.”
“A staggeringly authentic yet eminently useful tone-wheel organ emulation, Model C has the power to beguile and inspire thanks to a signature sound that’s been variously described as “smoky”, “punchy” or “silky”. Nine drawbars for the organ and three drawbars for percussion faithfully recreate the sound of an old drawbar organ (without the problem of where to put it). Model C also includes a highly realistic rotary effect as well as an amp section using emulations borrowed from Steinberg’s VST Amp effect.”
“Air Music Technology originally created Xpand! as part of the Creative Collection of instrument plug-ins included as part of Avid™ Pro Tools™. With the release of Pro Tools 8, this widely popular workstation was given new controls, improved features, an additional Gigabyte of sounds, and a new name: Xpand!2. As the popularity of Pro Tools grew, more and more musicians and producers came to rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing workstation. Xpand!2 continued to evolve, and demand grew. Finally, Xpand!2 is now available on its own, available to anyone who hungers for the finest sounds—instantly.