Steinberg Absolute 4 - Software Collection with Virtual Instruments, Sampler, and Workstation (Download)

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Steinberg Absolute 4 - Software Collection with Virtual Instruments, Sampler, and Workstation (Download)
Key Features
  • Over 6800 Presets and 100GB of Sounds
  • HALion 6 Sampler / Sound Design System
  • Groove Agent 5 Virtual Drum Instrument
  • Padshop Pro, Hot Brass, Skylab & Anima
Available for download, Steinberg's Absolute 4 is a software collection with virtual instruments, a sampler, and a workstation, all designed to offer inspiring and deep-level functionality for sound designers, composers, electronic musicians, and producers for studio-based production and live performance applications. It boasts over 100GB of sounds, covering everything from realistic instrument recreations to custom-made sonic concoctions. Absolute 4 supports Audio Units, VST2, VST3, and AAX plug-in formats and is compatible with macOS and Windows.
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Steinberg Absolute 4 Overview

Available for download, Steinberg's Absolute 4 is a software collection with virtual instruments, a sampler, and a workstation, all designed to offer inspiring and deep-level functionality for sound designers, composers, electronic musicians, and producers for studio-based production and live performance applications. It boasts over 100GB of sounds, covering everything from realistic instrument recreations to custom-made sonic concoctions. Absolute 4 supports Audio Units, VST2, VST3, and AAX plug-in formats and is compatible with macOS and Windows.

Included in this software collection are the HALion 6 sampler and sound design system, the HALion Sonic 3 workstation, HALion Symphonic Orchestra, and Groove Agent 5 virtual drum instrument. Other bundled instruments (Padshop Pro, Hot Brass, The Grand 3 Piano, Retrologue 2, Dark Planet, World Percussion, B-Box, and more) deliver a massive variety of sounds and sound-creation capabilities.

Note:
This product may require a USB e-licenser which is not included and available separately. An internet connection is required for license activation, account sign up, product registration, and installer download.

Steinberg HALion 6 - Virtual Sampling and Sound Design Software

Steinberg HALion 6 is a virtual sampling and sound design software designed to deliver extensive virtual instruments, sampling and programming functions, and audio effects for sound designers, musicians, producers, and composers in studios and live performance applications. It features over 3400 instrument sounds and 60 effect processors, including six new instruments and nine new effects.

If offers a multi-timbral audio engine with 32 stereo outputs and 6-channel surround sound. The AudioWarp function comes in handy for shifting pitch and stretching time. Live sampling allows you to record and edit samples, then trigger them in a variety of ways. Use virtual analog, granular, and wavetable synthesis methods to produce a wide variety of patches. The FlexPhraser enables easy arpeggiation and pattern creation, and the Phrase Editor allows you to create your own. Add audio effects including reverb, delay, compression, vibrato, and more.

Quickly access sound libraries and organize files via the MediaBay Sound Management System. Use the Macro Page Designer to set up your own user interfaces for faster access to the controls you like. Organize your favorite assets via the Library Creator and speed up your workflow with HALion scripting.

HALion 6 supports AAX, Audio Units, VST2, and VST3 plug-in formats, works in stand-alone mode, and is compatible with macOS and Windows. It includes HALion Sonic 3.

Note:
This product may require a USB e-licenser which is not included and available separately. An internet connection is required for license activation, account sign up, product registration, and installer download.

What's New in Version 6

  • Anima: A wavetable synthesizer with two wavetable oscillators, a flexible modulation section, and the powerful arpeggiator
  • Hot Brass: A high-energy multi-sampled brass section library with a fat, tight and authentic sound well-suited for contemporary pop, funk, reggae and soul productions
  • The Raven: A grand piano featuring a range of nuances, harmonic richness, and a natural, precise, and smooth playing feel
  • The Eagle: A grand piano offering a rich, transparent, and brilliant sound suited not just for traditional classic, but also modern pop, rock, and jazz productions
  • Studio Strings: An out-of-the-box string ensemble sample library tailored to film scores, pop arrangements, and live performances
  • Skylab: A granular synthesizer with a vast sample library filled with analog circuitry sounds and futuristic textures
  • Combi library: Combine acoustic instruments and synthesis patches to make rich sounds and multifaceted new instrument creations
  • A 3-band Resonator and eight new effects including the Vintage Compressor, Tube Saturator, and more
  • Phrase Editor: Create your own patterns and phrases, set velocity and pitch for sounds in up to 32 steps, and use the power of two controller lanes to drive even more parameters like filters and effects
  • Create custom user interfaces with the what-you-see-is-what-you-get Macro Page Designer
  • Record directly into HALion from any internal or external source and have your samples cut, mapped, and ready to play in no time with the new live-sampling editor
  • Use HALion Script to multiply your sound design opportunities with advanced instrument behavior and custom script modules
  • Create and export VST Sound libraries of your custom instruments with the help of the Library Creator
  • New Library Manager for user libraries
  • AAX support
  • Steinberg Download Assistant
  • Online scripting reference for HALion Script
  • Soft eLicenser copy protection

General Features

  • Over 3400 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
  • Unlimited buses per program, each with level, pan, mute, solo, and eight insert slots
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • 32 stereo outs and 6-channel surround outputs
  • 64 MIDI channels
  • Nine high-end filter types, 24 filter shapes, and X/Y control
  • AudioWarp for time-stretching and pitch-shifting control
  • Trium virtual analog synth
  • Auron granular synthesizer
  • Voltage two-oscillator analog synth
  • World Instruments sample library of instruments from around the world
  • World Percussion sample library of drum and percussion sounds from around the world
  • HALiotron keyboard model of classic unit from the '60s and '70s
  • Model C drawbar organ
  • B-Box 16-step beat sequencer
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Slicing
  • Simple integration with Cubase
  • Supports all major library and sampler formats
  • Backwards compatibility to HALion 3, 4, and 5
  • Full VST Expression 2 support for smart articulation editing in Cubase
  • Supports AAX, Audio Units, VST2, and VST3 plug-in formats and standalone use

Audio Effects

  • Resonator: 3-band formant filtering
  • Auto Filter: filter driven by the LFO and Envelope Follower
  • Tape Saturator: emulation of analog gear
  • Ring Modulator: multiplies two audio signals to produce wild effects
  • Envelope Shaper: manipulates transients by varying attack and release properties
  • Rotary: creates an effect similar to that of a rotating speaker
  • GraphicEQ: 10-band graphic equalizer with multiple response types
  • Limiter: low-distortion limiter with automatic release
  • Expander: classic expander with automatic release and low latency
  • Reverb: stereo room reflections to large spaces
  • Chorus: single-stage chorus
  • Flanger: highly-adjustable flanger with tempo synchronization capability
  • DJ-EQ: 3-band EQ similar to equalizers found on DJ mixers
  • Brickwall Limiter: hard limiter to ensure signal doesn't exceed a specified point
  • Tube Compressor: versatile compressor with tube simulation
  • Frequency Shifter: shifts each frequency by a fixed amount
  • VST Amp: amp simulator offering recreations of various amplifiers, speakers, mic types, and mic positions
  • Wah Wah: adjustable emulation of analog wah pedals
  • Step Flanger: flanger with sample-and-hold functionality
  • Vintage Ensemble: multi-chorus effect
  • Octaver: adds signals one and two octaves below the original
  • StudioEQ: 4-band parametric equalizer
  • Compressor: traditional compression with automatic release and make-up gain, selectable knee, and RMS/peak mode
  • Gate: noise gate with adjustable attack and release
  • Amplifier: guitar amp and speaker simulation with 14 amp and tube emulations and ten cabinet models
  • REVerence: true-stereo convolution reverb
  • Tremolo: tremolo effect with tempo synchronization capability and depth and phase controls
  • Phaser: phaser effect with variable filter stage, phase modification, and tempo sync
  • MultiDelay: multi-stage delay effect with variable filter
  • Tube Saturator: adds harmonics similar to those created by analog tubes
  • Maximizer: dynamics processor designed to increase loudness without clipping
  • VintageCompressor: compression modeled after vintage-style compressors
  • StereoEnhancer: modify the perceived width of stereo signals
  • Many more!

Advanced Features

  • All effects can be directly added to each program or layer, implemented as an aux effect send, or routed to the master output
  • FlexPhraser for dynamically driving beats, arpeggios, and complex tonal phrases
  • MediaBay sound management system for immediate access to sound 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
  • Each instrument comes with eight predefined Quick Controls, offering fast access to the most important settings for that sound
  • Eight SoftPads for triggering specific notes or phrase sequences from the FlexPhraser module, or taking snapshots of chords which can then be triggered in a different order to create new chord progressions
  • SoftPads and Quick Controls feature MIDI Learn support and can be assigned to a MIDI controller
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Steinberg Groove Agent 5 - Virtual Drum Workstation (Download)

Steinberg Groove Agent 5 is a virtual drum workstation that combines a library of high-quality acoustic drums, electronic drums, and percussion organized in 130 kits with over 1000 MIDI grooves played by top drummers. It offers modern producers, beat-makers, and songwriters an all-in-one solution with a suite of rhythmic-composition tools well-suited for creating drum tracks in just about any genre, from jazz, funk, reggae, and rock, to Trap and EDM.

This fifth generation of Groove Agent still features three drum modules, also known as Agents (Acoustic, Beat, and Percussion), but with a new acoustic drum kit referred-to as The Kit. Recorded with high-end studio equipment at Teldex Studios in Berlin, The Kit provides a large collection of realistic drum samples and articulations captured with up to 20 velocities. As in previous versions, the pattern editor enables you to program complex rhythms in the timing of your choice, simply by clicking in the grid.

There are more than 30 new kits created for Groove Agent 5 by top electronic artists including Rawtekk, Audeka, zKlang, Joe Ford, and more. The kits come with not only beat patterns but also small melody parts, miscellaneous hits, and other noises. Songwriters can quickly build sophisticated backing tracks using MIDI grooves with intros, outros, fills, and different complexities, for the practical purpose of improvising, practicing, or sketching songs in all genres of music.

For sound-design applications, you have access to the Decompose tool, which lets you load a sample and easily separate it into its tonal and noise components. The tonal part can be pitched independently from the noise. Drag and drop each component onto Groove Agent, and create your own signature sounds.

Groove Agent 5 comes with an improved user interface resizable to fit the real estate of your display and supporting high-resolution HiDPI for clearer details when working on complex arrangements.

Note:
This product may require a USB e-licenser which is not included and available separately. An internet connection is required for license activation, account sign up, product registration, and installer download.

What's New in Version 5

The Kit

  • The Kit offers a collection of acoustic drums
  • Recorded with high-end Neumann microphones and outboard gear in Berlin’s Teldex Studios with its classic reverb chamber
  • Pearl kick and snare
  • Four Yamaha Maple Custom toms
  • Four Zildjian cymbals with Istanbul ride
  • Paiste splash cymbals
  • 47 articulations
  • Five round-robins
  • Up to 20 velocities
  • 14GB of compressed audio with 37,000 samples
  • Three different overhead microphone positions

30 New Beat Agent Kits

  • 30 new kits for a total of 130 Beat Agent kits
  • For EDM, Trap, Future Bass, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Modern Funk, and more
  • Created for Groove Agent 5 by top electronic artists including Rawtekk, Audeka, zKlang, Joe Ford, and more
  • Kits also include samples like basses, small melody parts, miscellaneous hits, and other noises

20 New MIDI Styles for Songwriters

  • 20 new grooves for a total of 1000 MIDI drum grooves
  • Genres include rock, progressive rock, blues rock, alternative rock, indie, funk, soul, jazz, crossover, and reggae
  • Every style is played by a top drummer and exclusively mixed for the kit

Sound Design with Decompose

  • Load a sample and easily separate it into its tonal and noise components
  • Easily drag-and-drop each part onto Groove Agent pads to layer your drums

Change the Pitch of Samples

  • Pitch only the tonal part and leave the noise unpitched
  • Create new drum sounds by changing the pitch envelope of a sample
  • Great for pitch adjustments of prerecorded drums

Live Sampling

  • Record your own samples directly to pads in Groove Agent

Style Player for Beat Agent

  • Acoustic MIDI styles can now be played by electronic kits

Pre-Listen to Styles and Pads

  • Even during playback you can switch instruments or grooves and hear if they fit in your composition

Drag-and-Drop Samples on Pads

  • Build your own kits of single instruments with recorded or Decomposed samples

Drag and Drop to Cubase

  • Drag samples or MIDI grooves from Groove Agent to Cubase

Filter Content by Instrument

  • New Beat Agent kits are also available as single instrument presets

Improved Style Player

  • New auto-complexity mode, with export options for complexities and fills

Selectable Auto Fills

  • In the Style Player, you can now select only the auto fills you want to use

Solo per Layer

  • Solo listening of samples on pads with more than one layer

New User Interface

  • Resizable, undockable
  • Supports high-resolution HiDPI screens

Sample View in Envelope Editors

  • Show samples in the background of envelope editors

Other New Features

  • 32 plug-in outputs for more audio outputs
  • Now handles up to 32 velocity layers
  • Revised pitch envelope offers more control over sound
  • Load styles and MIDI with a simple double click
  • AAX support

Key Features

Three Agent Rhythm Modules

  • Acoustic, Beat, and Percussion Agents
  • Each Agent can be combined with any of the others for layering drums

MIDI Grooves

  • Every MIDI part can be exported to your DAW or manipulated in Groove Agent's Style Player

Jam Mode

  • Create backing tracks with intro, outro, fills, and various complexities, perfect for practice, song sketches, and more

World of Percussion

  • Large collection of percussive loops and instruments
  • Bongos, congas, claps, shakers, chimes, and more
  • Perform mode lets you create completely new rhythm sections

Steinberg HALion 6 - Virtual Sampling and Sound Design Software Specs

General
License TypeStandard
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST2, VST3
Standalone OperationNo
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7 SP1
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.11
macOS 10.12
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
30 GB 
90 GB (Temporary Files) 
CPU RequirementMac:
Intel  
Windows:
Intel Dual-Core  
AMD Dual-Core  
Display Resolution Requirement1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 Recommended)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 5.5 x 0.6"

Steinberg Groove Agent 5 - Virtual Drum Workstation (Download) Specs

General
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST
Standalone OperationYes
Library Size32 GB
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS 10.12
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
35 GB 
Supported USB Authentication DevicesSteinberg
Internet Connection RequiredYes
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