Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Absolute 5, a collection of standalone or plug-in instruments for VST, AU, and AAX hosts.
Absolute 5 is a celebration of the best synthesizers and workstations that Steinberg has to offer. Spanning more than 130 GB of sound content and over 7,500 presets, Absolute 5 features 28 VST and HALion instruments.
Now in Absolute 5, the drum re-synthesizer Backbone layers, re-synthesizes and decomposes samples into noise and tonal parts. Also new to Absolute are the vintage keys of Amped Elektra, Electric Bass and the expansions Polarities for Padshop 2, Sounds of Soul for Retrologue 2 and Future Past Perfect for Groove Agent 5.
Also included in Absolute 5 are the instruments from the previous iteration. With HALion 6, Absolute includes a powerful sampling and sound creation instrument. At its side stand HALion Sonic 3, Groove Agent 5, The Grand 3, the Padshop 2 granular and spectral synthesizer as well as the classic virtual analog synthesizer, Retrologue 2. And the list goes on: Prime Cuts and Rock Essentials Style expansion sets for Groove Agent, Granular Guitars for Padshop, Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance and Triebwerk add to the considerable arsenal of sounds.
Senior Marketing Manager, Florian Haack, commented:
We're elated to be able to announce the fifth iteration of Absolute. With its many instruments, this powerhouse of a collection offers endless inspiration for creating music. You're being treated to a plethora of premium sounds, easily dialed in through the many presets and instruments available in Absolute 5.
- More than 130 GB of instruments and 7,500 presets.
- Sample libraries for bass, choir, orchestra, and keys.
- New: Drum re-synthesizer Backbone.
- New: Vintage keys Amped Elektra.
- New: Electric Bass.
Availability & Pricing
Absolute 5 is available through the Steinberg Online Shop for 499 euros, including German VAT, and 499.99 US dollars.
Customers who have activated Absolute 4 since July 22, 2021, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Absolute 5.