After causing ripples of excitement at this year’s Musikmesse conference, Steinberg have announced the long awaited fourth incarnation of their Halion software will hit the stores this week.
Halion 4 attempts to combine cutting edge sampler technology with the flexibility of virtual analogue synthesis. Supporting the new VST 3.5 standard, the new Halion is fully compatible with Halion 3 and contains an updated version of Megatrig, which allows the user to create unique playing styles, articulations and conditional triggering more easily and without page-filling scripting. We also see the advent of the Flexphraser arpeggiator module, which is based on Yamaha’s Motif Technology and designed for playing and manipulating complex instrument patterns.
Halion 4 also boasts a state-of-the-art mixing engine with powerful routing options for complete control over your signal flow with virtually no restrictions and unlimited-busses. In addition to this, Halion ships with countless loops and instruments, more than 1,400 programs and 850 layers, 1,500 Yamaha FlexPhrases plus audio effects such as high-end reverbs, delays, modulation effects and dynamic processor.
The official release date is June 14, 2011. [Find out more at Juno]