With a massive sample content library in combination with powerful synthesizer engines, HALion Sonic is a versatile sound production instrument comprising everything from deep-sampled acoustic instruments to cutting-edge synthetic sounds. Equipped with an easy-to-use interface, intuitive workflows and an extremely stable audio engine, HALion Sonic lets you focus on being creative. Developed for the studio as well as the stage, its pristine audio quality, the excellent content library and the wide range of high-end effects make HALion Sonic the ultimate creative tool for musicians, producers and composers worldwide.
Full sonic power A powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback, a tone-wheel organ simulator and high-end virtual analog and granular synthesis — HALion Sonic offers a staggering level of sonic variety, with everything you need to bring your musical ideas to fruition.
From ultra-realistic sample-based instruments to out-of-this-world granular textures and razor-sharp wavetable synthesis the HALion Sonic audio engine delivers at the highest level.
Studio and stage With its ease-of-use, absolute stability and pristine audio quality HALion Sonic has been designed to excel in the studio as well as on stage. HALion Sonic is a true virtual workstation with 16 instrument slots, each loaded with presets that can be routed to the 16 stereo outs and saved as Multi presets for your next performance. Create keyboard splits and switch to the dedicated player view for live performances.
The included standalone version lets you launch HALion Sonic outside your DAW and use it as a quick access scratch pad; the metronome and record functions certainly will have you ready when inspiration strikes. Performance advantage With its reliability and dazzling audio quality, HALion Sonic not only meets the requirements of professionals today, but also provides the best-sounding audio engine that was ever developed by Steinberg.
Featuring multi-core support, the efficiency provided by sample compression technology and the RAM Save Mode, HALion Sonic is the new creative powerhouse at the heart of your production.
The library HALion Sonic features a remarkably extensive library including thousands of patches comprising both synthesized sounds and breathtakingly authentic acoustic instruments.
Created by Steinberg and Yamaha sound designers, the world-class library combines simple, immediately playable expressiveness with superb sounding instruments and exclusive sounds. HALion Sonic covers an enormous range of styles, all the way from finest acoustic instruments to legendary synthesizers, club sounds and soundscapes, from ultra-realistic drum kits to the latest electronic beats. HALion Sonic 3 introduces more than new sounds in 6 brand-new instruments with quick access macro pages such as the Anima wavetable synthesizer, Hot Brass brass section and two new grand pianos.
Beyond dozens of different arpeggio types, FlexPhraser is the perfect tool for playing complete instrument patterns in sync to the host with a touch of a single key! With the new user phrase editor, you can create your own patterns and phrases, letting you set velocity and pitch for sounds in up to 32 steps, while harnessing the additional power of two controller lanes driving even more parameters like filters and effects.
MediaBay The highly intuitive design of the integrated MediaBay sound management system makes it a breeze to organize and find the desired samples, layers and presets. HALion Sonic minimizes search times and grants instant access to any sound within the huge content library.
Full control Each instrument from the massive HALion Sonic library comes with eight predefined Quick Controls, offering lightning fast access to the most important settings for that sound. The eight SoftPads not only allow you to trigger specific notes or fire a phrase sequence from the FlexPhraser module, but also to take snapshots of chords which can then be triggered in a different order to create new chord progressions.
Easy-to-use yet powerful premier music production workstation for synthesized sounds and breathtaking recreation of acoustic instruments Outstanding library, including over 3, instrument sounds created by top sound experts at Steinberg and Yamaha Powerful multi-timbral audio engine with disk-streaming sample playback and high-end virtual analog, granular and wavetable synthesis Wide range of high-end audio effects, including REVerence convolution reverb, VST Amp simulation and many more FlexPhraser for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios and complex tonal phrases Unique morphing filters, seamlessly blend between up to 4 out of 24 filter types MediaBay sound management system for immediate access to the libraries Stage-optimized workflows with dedicated player view, rapid building of keyboard splits or layers, and switching of entire multi-setups with a single command Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase Cross-platform:
September 5, More Time for Music: Every feature in the new version is designed to help musicians complete their work faster, so that they can spend less time in front of their computers, and more time making music. In a condensed score, music for multiple players — for example, two flutes or four horns — is written on a smaller number of staves, reducing the number of staves that must be included, allowing each staff to be larger relative to the page, and making the score easier to read.
However, in existing music notation software, the process of producing a condensed score is extremely laborious, and always involves maintaining a separate document from which the individual instrumental parts are printed, meaning that editorial changes need to be made in two or more places.
Producing a correct and clear condensed score has always relied on the judgement of an experienced human editor. With deadlines ever shorter, and budgets ever tighter, the cost in time and money of producing a condensed score is simply too great for many projects. Dorico Pro 3 changes all this at a stroke: Dorico decides how to write the music as clearly as possible, with the flexibility to change the condensation from phrase to phrase and from system to system. The increase in productivity that this represents is comparable to other generational strides made by music notation software, such as dynamically linked instrumental parts and comprehensive collision avoidance.
No other music notation software offers anything like this — only Dorico Pro 3 combines all of these technologies into a single, comprehensive package for score and part preparation. Tablature and guitar notation Dorico 3 also introduces tablature for fretted instruments, and greatly expands its capabilities in guitar notation.
Dorico is the only professional music notation software where notation and tablature are dynamically linked, so that edits made in one representation are automatically reflected in the other. You can edit the number of strings, number of frets, and even the fret spacing for any fretted instrument, allowing Dorico to handle writing tab for unusual instruments like banjo and dulcimer with ease.
Common guitar notations such as bends, slides, and harmonics are all included and are easy to input and use. For classical guitar, Dorico 3 introduces comprehensive support for left- and right-hand fingering and string indicators. Guitar music is challenging to lay out because of the density of annotations on every side of each note and chord, but Dorico 3 handles all of this automatically, producing layouts that closely match the most refined traditional engraving, and saving an enormous amount of time.
All of these guitar-focused features are included in both Dorico Pro 3 and in the entry-level Dorico Elements 3, putting comprehensive support for tablature and guitar notation into a well-rounded package for the guitarist who also wants to write for other instruments.
Even more new features Other new features and capabilities in Dorico 3 include: Comprehensive support for harp pedal changes, including automatic calculation of harp pedal diagrams, displaying partial diagrams, and even marking notes that cannot be played with the current pedal settings.
New editors in Play mode for note velocity and pitch bend. Independent routing of individual voices on an instrument to different channels or even completely different devices, bringing much greater flexibility in how music can sound.
Olympus Choir Micro choral samples from leading virtual instrument developer Soundiron, who have brought their beautiful vocal sounds to the HALion platform. Users can leave reminders for themselves or for collaborators using the new Comments panel, easily reply to existing comments and export a formatted list for proof-reading. Group playing techniques together and show arrows or other lines to indicate a gradual transition from one technique to another.
Show bar numbers at multiple vertical positions in the system. Easily control where chord symbols should appear for solo passages. Automatic notation of natural and artificial harmonics for guitar and string instruments. There are dozens of further improvements across the application, spanning playback, engraving, note input, workflow, and many refinements to the user interface. The suggested retail price for the boxed version of Dorico Pro 3 is euros including German VAT; download only is available for euros.
Students and teachers can purchase Dorico Pro 3 at the discounted suggested retail price of euros including German VAT. Users of Finale and Sibelius can buy a Dorico Pro 3 crossgrade at the special suggested retail price of euros box or euros download including German VAT, and a further educational discount is available for students and teachers, allowing them to buy Dorico Pro 3 for just euros box or euros download including German VAT.
The suggested retail price for Dorico Elements 3 is Various downloadable updates and upgrades, crossgrades, and education versions are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop and the Steinberg website. Customers who have activated Dorico 2 editions and earlier versions on or after August 8, , are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest respective version.
Best automatic engraving of any software Easy note input Intelligently adjusts notation as you write Any number of movements or pieces in a single project Automatic layout of instrumental parts, including unique linked cues Stunning playback — nearly 1, sounds included Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors 30 included Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor DTP page layout Sophisticated chord symbols, unpitched percussion and drum set notation Unbarred music, tuplets across barlines, microtonality, etc.