Halion, other software samplers

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Borwin Bandelow, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Has anyone experience with Halion 2.0 (a software sampler from Steinberg)?
    I am thinking of buying it. Does it produce nice sounds? I am not interested
    in producing new sounds on my own, but I would like to have some naturally
    sounding instruments.
    Or does anyone have an alternative? are there any freeware programs that
    produce sounds?
    I have a Soundblaster Audigy Ex soundcard and Cubase VST 5.0, and a fast
    machine (Pentium IV, 3 GHz).
    /B
  2. >Has anyone experience with Halion 2.0 (a software sampler from Steinberg)?
    >I am thinking of buying it. Does it produce nice sounds? I am not interested
    >in producing new sounds on my own, but I would like to have some naturally
    >sounding instruments.
    >Or does anyone have an alternative? are there any freeware programs that
    >produce sounds?
    >I have a Soundblaster Audigy Ex soundcard and Cubase VST 5.0, and a fast
    >machine (Pentium IV, 3 GHz).



    It produces very nice sounds, if you load some nice sounds into it :)
    It's a sample player, like SoundFonts, but accepting much bigger and
    better sample sets. Which you have to choose and buy.

    To play them live with low latency you might wish to consider a better
    soundcard.


    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  3. Hi,

    You may also like to try VSampler. It is free to download and use, unless
    You want to change and save sounds.

    It can use SoundFont-files. It can stream them if necessary, so that they
    can be MUCH bigger than Your existing RAM, if You like.

    It is also cheaper than Halion. Look here:
    http://www.vsampler.com/english/index.html.

    Note: the delay time can be as short as a few milliseconds, so it can be
    played live.

    Kind regards,
    Lutz.


    "Borwin Bandelow" <bbandel@gwdg.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:biflal$rch$1@gwdu112.gwdg.de...
    > Has anyone experience with Halion 2.0 (a software sampler from

    Steinberg)?
    > I am thinking of buying it. Does it produce nice sounds? I am not

    interested
    > in producing new sounds on my own, but I would like to have some naturally
    > sounding instruments.
    > Or does anyone have an alternative? are there any freeware programs that
    > produce sounds?
    > I have a Soundblaster Audigy Ex soundcard and Cubase VST 5.0, and a fast
    > machine (Pentium IV, 3 GHz).
    > /B
    >
    >

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