HALion v 4.0
Jun 13, 2011
MacOS X Intel
Top-notch Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Alongside its comprehensive sampler functionality, HALion 4 now contains the high-class Virtual Analog Synthesizer already known from HALion Sonic. Create razor-sharp leads and evolving pads from scratch and switch over to meticulously layered sample programs, powerful editing tools and sublime sound controls in the sampler section — mutual benefits guaranteed.
Flexible user interface and multi-monitor support
With its flexible desktop architecture HALion can be adjusted to each phase of your creative process and lets you stay on top of things, even when working on large projects. Designed for the most demanding sound design tasks, HALion 4 lets you resize, move and dock windows, save and recall screen sets, spread windows across multiple monitors, and create tabs for frequently used functions. Simply leave out screen-cluttering elements and build a workspace that is dedicated to your current projects and individual needs.
VST 3.5 and VST Expression 2 support
HALion 4 supports the new VST 3.5 standard with all its advantages like VST Expression 2.0, Note Expression and Quick Control integration. With the groundbreaking Note Expression feature, individual note events now contain their own set of controller data when played polyphonically, therefore offering you a whole new creative approach to sound design. With VST Expression Maps, musical articulations and playing styles can be directly controlled during any performance and recording.
Sensationally easy sound programming with MegaTrig
The advanced HALion 4 version of MegaTrig contains loads of new features and conditions that let you create own playing styles, articulations and conditional triggering easier and faster without page-filling scripting. With plenty predefined conditions that can individually be combined, you can bring your sound to the next level. Turning your vision to reality has never been easier!
Based on Yamaha's Motif Technology, the FlexPhraser arpeggiator allows complex instrument patterns. Complete MIDI multi-channel FlexPhrases can be mapped across the keyboard or the virtual drum pads and start an entire inspiring backing just with a single fingertip. 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 key! The possibilities are sheer endless!
Flexible signal routing
HALion 4 incorporates a state-of-the-art mixing engine with powerful routing options for complete control over your signal flow. There are virtually no restrictions — create an unlimited number of buses per Program and Layer and freely route the signals as desired. Each bus holds controls for level, pan, mute and solo as well as eight insert slots. What's more, HALion 4 features a total of 32 stereo output channels and 6-channel surround support. This way you not only handle complex setups easily, but also create professional mixes without ever leaving HALion 4.
To keep track of your sounds and presets HALion 4 includes the comfortable MediaBay which helps you to immediate access the sounds you are looking for
HALion v 3.5
May 21, 2009
MacOS X UB
Improvements: HALion 3.5 is available as a native 64-bit plug-in and should work in any VST 2.4 compatible native 64-bit sequencer, like Cubase 5 or Cubase Studio 5. The dramatically enhanced memory address space gives new possibilities for really large setups and very detailed sampled instruments.
New HALion 3 Factory 5 Content bank with 128 brand new
New entry available in the file menu: "Save as default Bank" allowing to save the current bank as default bank.
New "Choose External Audio Editor" option in the global context menu to choose an external audio editor (like Wavelab or Soundforge).
Improved resampling algorithm quality.
Preload time settable as global default by clicking on the apply button with Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (OS X) pressed
Changes in the disk-streaming engine: under specific
circumstances HALion 3.5 features more reliable play back of disk streamed voices.
Due to several changes needed for 64-Bit compatibility projects created with HALion 3.5 can not be loaded with any prior version (of course you can load projects created with versions before in 3.5).
For 32-Bit and OS X users it is recommended to continue using HALion 3.3.2, except you need compatibility to the HALion 3.5 64-Bit version. For example in dual boot configurations with 32/64-Bit Vista you need to install HALion 3.5 on the 32-Bit machine as well to keep compatibility between both.
HALion v 3.2.1
Apr 18, 2006
MacOS X PPC
- Improved speed of loading lots of Samples, Programs and Banks
with better memory management:
o less memory move (less reallocation)
o change double volume to float volume
- 3.2 requested more memory when sample with loop and start loop
equals start offset
- The loading time of HALion has been reduced when HALion is
- OSX: loading projects created with previous HALion AU versions
would fail. Fixed.
HALion v 3.1
Mar 10, 2005
MacOS X PPC
HALion v 18.104.22.1688
Oct 5, 2004
MacOS X PPC
More practical numerical changes with mouse wheel for text edit.
many bugs fixed.
HALion v 22.214.171.1242
Aug 23, 2004
MacOS X PPC
- Caching category of fxp files
- HSB Content: added "Remove from HALion Content" right-click command
- RAMsave: when loading fxp, fxb or a Project samples are loaded in
- Fixed: FX Send didn't "send" until it is moved
- Renaming User-Categories "Favourites 1-5" now works like intended (press CTRL while selecting Fav. 1 - 5)
- Browser now moves deleted files to trash
- When multiple Samples are dragged to virtual keyboard the root key is set correctly now.
- HSB: Fixed a Bug that could lead to a crash due to playing HSB
Content while loading other HSB Content.
- Fixed no indication of muted folders
- Fixed not being able to cut a program with folders and then paste
- Fixed various Autobrowse bugs
- Creating new Folder in Program list is now correct when there is already a folder
- Sample import now acknowledge names containing "-" (minus)
- Samples were sometimes not found. Fixed.
- Reduced Drawing in Keyzone when selecting samples with the rubberband.
HALion v 126.96.36.1999
Jun 30, 2004
MacOS X PPC
New Features: Added 2 new User-Categories "Favourites" (3 before, total now 5)
User-Categories "Favourites 1-5" can now be renamed by keeping Ctrl pressed when selecting.
Added "Save Bank..." in Global Archive menu
Improved Roland disc conversion speed
Improved Kurzweil Import (Disc Detection, Multisample support, Layer transpose, Loop)
Some Kurzweil CDs could lead to a crash. Fixed.
Fixed looping problems when using set B of the loop
Fixed a problem where CC10 could mute sounding notes
Autopan / Tremolo FX: The Phase Fader now works as intended
Tape Delay FX: Added scrollbar to access last 2 parameters
DCA Bypass now works like in HALion 2.x
Cursor keys now works in Browser View
More practical numerical changes with mouse wheel for text edit
Fixed several graphical issues on Mac & PC
crashes on Japanese OS fixed
fixed crashes when loading a bank file without extension
the "Do not show this message again" checkbox is working now
HALion v 3.0
May 23, 2004
MacOS X PPC
New file browser with drag and drop support, favourites system, sound categorization and database indexing. An impressive set of powerful new sound management tools gives you a clear overview over all your sound files. The intuitive sound categories system lets you group related sounds, making it easy to find them quickly!
new Insert and Send Effects section. 27 quality effects encompass just about any effect requirement. They can be applied to individual samples, sample groups or entire programs. Effect sends can be sent to HALion's internal FX section or even directly to the VST mixer to share plug-in resources between the host and HALion.
HALion 3 now offers RAMSave , a new feature created to keep in check the RAM resources needed by even the most extensive sample instruments, resulting in low RAM usage and faster project load and save times, a boon for pro users using large, intricate sampled instruments such as big orchestral patches or large drum kits.
Alternate mode - adds a range of functions, including playing a different sample with each new Note On message, introducing more spontaneity and feeling, especially useful for realistic drum-sounds or string bow up/down action.
Even more file formats - HALion 3 adds support for Kurzweil and Kontakt sounds as well as for the Zero-X BeatCreator and BeatQuantizer Groove-Slice formats. You can find a 15 day limited Demo version of ZeroX BeatQuantizer in the 3rd party Demo folder on the DVD.
Sleek and clean user interface: HALion explains its intuitive GUI with the new and improved ToolTip Help. Presets let you recall frequently used settings for envelopes, modulations and FX. Many views can be opened in separate windows.