Steinberg HALion 6 & HALion Sonic 3

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KVRAF
2491 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Thu May 03, 2018 4:29 am

https://www.kvraudio.com/news/steinberg ... able-41177
General:
An issue with older Intel HD graphics chips is resolved. It requires an additional registry patch which can be found here.
I'll try it tomorrow. But it sounds like they just re-implemented the old 'fix' with the registry patch.

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Post Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:25 pm

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KVRist
308 posts since 14 Sep, 2016

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 am

I finally upgraded from Halion Sonic 3 to Halion 6 but now I have a dilemma...

This page compares the versions --> https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/v ... rison.html

...and this says that the sound content is the same size in HS3 as in Halion 6 but the latter has 200 extra presets. Now I am wondering whether to re-download the ~30Gb (compressed) sound content again just in case it is different in Halion 6. Does anyone know whether I need to do that or if there is any difference? Also what/where are those extra 200 presets?

Here are the libraries that Halion 6 shows in it's browser which were installed under Halion Sonic 3 (plus a few addons - HSO, Engine Roar, Alto Glockenspiel).

https://imgur.com/a/Ek1Ez1W

Thanks

(I tried posting the above using img tags but it shows a broken image and then using url tags but that doesn't display the image. Is there any way to embed an image on imgur so that you can see it in the post?)

KVRAF
5748 posts since 8 Jun, 2009

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:35 am

There's a post at the Steinberg forum about it: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewto ... 1f#p717969

The difference seems to be some presets that demonstrate the MegaTrig feature.

KVRist
308 posts since 14 Sep, 2016

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:37 am

Thanks Gamma-UT! I googled but that one didn't show up.

KVRAF
5748 posts since 8 Jun, 2009

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:41 am

I had this vague recollection of looking into it before and that there was something about it there.

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KVRAF
3234 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Everywhere and nowhere, baby

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:42 am

You seem to be missing these libraries...

Flux
HAL Factory
HS SE Artist
HS SE Hybrid
HS SE Pro
Trip

...which are mostly those bundled with Cubase of or the freebie player, I think, I may be wrong.
Because I bought an M2 drive for Christmas last year, I did a full clean installation of the then current (Dec 2019) downloads of HALion and Cubase (10.5).
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KVRAF
6274 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:03 am

Dopey question:
I've owned and updated HALion since version 4. Love it.
But as a result, I've never again even opened Halion Sonic.
Am I missing something? Are there any unique presets or instruments in Halion Sonic that are NOT in HALion?
I've always assumed that everything is in HALion, so I don't need to go back.
Thoughts?

Cheers
-B
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KVRist
308 posts since 14 Sep, 2016

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:19 am

Thanks Googly Smythe! I am on Cubase Pro 10 and haven't upgraded to 10.5 yet if that makes any difference. I am tempted to just bite the bullet and download the full Halion 6 sound library just to make sure I have everything.

KVRist
318 posts since 27 Nov, 2016

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:31 am

I finally was sent a serial for trial for Halion 6 several weeks after sale ended !! But still can't try as when I try to add to e-licencer it won't let me it basically says cannot add to my current software elicencer which I e already got Cubase 10 elements added to

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling elicencer to no avail and tried Steinberg forums etc to no.avail

Its almost like it is saying it needs a usb dongle but Halion 6 should not need one ?

Many thanks for any help

KVRian
1390 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:58 am

Is it too much to ask Yamaha and Steinberg to actually give us a proper emulation of their Motif series, instead of what they've offered us here within Halion Sonic and Halion 6. The other large keyboard manufacturers Korg and Roland have given us their ROM, yet Yamaha only releases this offering which sounds nothing like the hardware.

It's about time Yamaha gets on board now. The original Motifs are now classic.
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KVRAF
2369 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:32 am

BERFAB wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:03 am
Dopey question:
I've owned and updated HALion since version 4. Love it.
But as a result, I've never again even opened Halion Sonic.
Am I missing something? Are there any unique presets or instruments in Halion Sonic that are NOT in HALion?
I've always assumed that everything is in HALion, so I don't need to go back.
Thoughts?

Cheers
-B
I use sonic when I want to get to a sound quickly--feels like it is faster in this department.
Oh, I just opened Halion 6 and realized it's just as fast. I don't know why I use Sonic--smaller GUI I guess.
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KVRian
790 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:31 am

Didn't want to start a new thread, but I was just digging around for Halion stuff and saw that it was released in 2001 - wow, 20 years old already. Time flies.
I wonder how much longer it will be until Halion 7 is announced.

KVRAF
9346 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:32 am

felis wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:31 am
Didn't want to start a new thread, but I was just digging around for Halion stuff and saw that it was released in 2001 - wow, 20 years old already. Time flies.
I wonder how much longer it will be until Halion 7 is announced.
I more wonder if/when they will update the GUI to a more modern resizable type interface.
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KVRist
61 posts since 22 Apr, 2004

Post Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:47 am

Current HALion supports Hidpi resizing. Make sure you're using the most recent update.

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