Steinberg Media Technologies has announced an update to its HALion 3 virtual sampler VST instrument that adds support for 64-bit editions of Windows Vista. The update to version 3.5 will be available in Q2 2009 as a download from www.steinberg.net for registered HALion 3 customers.
"Because it adds compatibility to 64-bit Vista, HALion 3.5 can address vast amounts of memory, allowing many more additional instruments to be loaded simultaneously," comments Helge Vogt, Steinberg's Product Marketing Manager for Cubase and HALion. "This frees up even more creative potential because it puts even more instruments and articulations at the artist's fingertips. And when used with Cubase 5 as the host application, and the 64-bit-ready MR816 CSX/X FireWire audio hardware, HALion 3.5 is a key part of our complete 64-bit production solution," Vogt adds.