The HALion Partner Program has newly been initiated by Steinberg to encourage providers to offer content for its virtual sampling and sound design system. The content libraries are supplied with Steinberg's free HALion Sonic SE 3 for compatibility with any DAW supporting VST, AAX or AU formats. Libraries belonging to the partner program are distributed through Steinberg's eCommerce channel.
Here's what they say:
HALion combines the latest sampling and synthesis technology with streamlined content creation tools to allow sound designers to build complex sample libraries, create new virtual synthesizers and design unique sounds — all within one powerful instrument.
Steinberg's Senior Marketing Manager, Florian Haack, commented: "We are really happy to welcome Cinematique Instruments to our HALion Partner Program. Their sample libraries have a very unique and interesting sound — and a very intuitive user interface. I am sure our customers will love these new instruments for HALion."
New instruments by Cinematique Instruments
The first member of the HALion Partner Program, Cinematique Instruments, was founded in 2009, offering an unusual selection of instruments, a selection of which is now offered through Steinberg:
- Vertigo Strings is a string library encompassing 16 meticulously selected sounds and instruments;
- Marimba was recorded together with one of Australia's finest percussionists, Michael Askill;
- Hammered Dulcimer was recorded with different mallets and sticks.
- Guitar Harmonics Essential is being made available for free, focusing on flageolet notes of the guitar.
Joachim Dürbeck for Cinematique Instruments said: "Treading new paths always opens up new possibilities. It was an unknown and exciting journey to put our instruments on a new platform — a platform that gave us new possibilities and options. It was great fun, and in the end, we are thrilled how well and inspiring our new HALion instruments work."
Availability and pricing
Vertigo Strings, Marimba and Hammered Dulcimer by Cinematique Instruments are now available through the Steinberg Online Shop.
The suggested retail prices (including German VAT):
- Vertigo Strings: 120 euros.
- Marimba: 55 euros.
- Hammered Dulcimer: 42 euros.
- Guitar Harmonics Essential: Free.