Steinberg presents HALion Symphonic Orchestra

Steinberg is pleased to announce a new symphonic VST instrument and library: HALion Symphonic Orchestra. A 27GB library, integrated easy-to-use player, RealAmbience adjustable recorded reverb and range of playability features combine to form a new orchestral composition and production tool.

“HALion Symphonic Orchestra is without doubt one of the best-sounding and most playable instruments of its kind,” comments Helge Vogt, Steinberg’s Product Manager for Virtual Instruments. “We’ve paid a lot of attention to making these exquisitely detailed instruments and articulations easy to find, parameters easy to tweak and the interface easy to navigate. This product doesn’t just offer top quality content, but unlike most competing products, it makes those instruments really playable,” he continues.

Played by a leading European orchestra, the expansive 27GB HSO library encompasses a vast array of articulations for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion including crescendo, decrescendo, accents, half and whole tone thrills, bowing (where applicable), portamento, pizzicato, expressivo and many more. 1250 programs offer solo, ensemble and tutti sounds for almost every instrument, with innovatively programmed facilities like key-switches and
crossfades providing easy use of complex sample groups.

Price and availability:
HALion Symphonic Orchestra will be available in Q2 2006 for €499.00*. Existing HALion String Edition customers can upgrade to the new HALion Symphonic Orchestra, while owners of any competing orchestral sample product can make use of Steinberg’s very attractively priced trade-in offer.

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