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Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:30 am
by milamu
Hi, is the new download-version the same as the HSO for Cubase-Users, which I already have?
Because I have 110 programs, the new version has 1250 sounds.
Has the new one 16 or 24 bit samples?

Thanks, Mike

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:38 am
by Rommelaar
I was wondering exactly the same. My e-licenser says that I have "Halion Symphonic Orchestra 1.x / VST sound set".

I downloaded the trail version and ran the installer. It updated the content part and installed the vst3 plugin. I used to be able to access HSO only true Halion SE2 / Halion Sonic 2 / Halion 5. Now I can also get it to load as separate VST3 plugin.

I still have the same amount of sounds available, 110 programs. And the installer size of was the same size of what I had installed previously. I am guessing that the 1250 sounds means samples.

The download size was 5.1 GB, and I read somewhere that the Halion Symphonic Orchestra that was sold years ago was about 27 GB.

It would be nice to get some additional information / clarification.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:06 pm
by Matthias Quellmann
Hi,

Sorry for the confusion. The information on the product page was just plain wrong (it's updated by now) The HSO VST Sound Instrument Set just includes the 110 programs that you both already have. The only new thing is the player integration.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:21 pm
by jaslan
Matthias Quellmann wrote:The information on the product page was just plain wrong (it's updated by now) The only new thing is the player integration.
On the product page, the "What you get" page states "more than 100 patches", but the "Start" page still states 1250+ patches. When you say "Player integration", are you referring to the fact that it now has a "stand-alone" instrument?
J.L.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:06 pm
by AuDioLeaD
Matthias Quellmann wrote:Hi,

Sorry for the confusion. The information on the product page was just plain wrong (it's updated by now) The HSO VST Sound Instrument Set just includes the 110 programs that you both already have. The only new thing is the player integration.
Now the big question, where and how do we get the new dll for the instrument, i already have the library installed earlier this year.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:24 pm
by Rommelaar
Download the trail version and run it. It will detect what you already have installed and update the things that need updating.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:33 pm
by AuDioLeaD
I was trying to ignore a 5gb download for a dll, but that's to complex i guess ;)

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:20 pm
by folkfreak
Why do I get no licence code when downoading the demo ?
Runs the demo without license ?

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:38 pm
by jaslan
folkfreak wrote:Why do I get no licence code when downoading the demo ?
Runs the demo without license ?
Just run the installer. Most of the demo's recently just create a temporary license on the SEL when you install them. No need to type in an activation code.
HTH
J.L.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:23 pm
by folkfreak
cool thanks.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:34 am
by Pagliacci
OK... wait. I'd have to pay $99.99 for just new player integration?

So far, the only trip-up I have is HSO stand alone won't open in Cubase 7.5.2. 64bit. And if I have an existing Cubase 7.5.2 32bit project, if opened in Cubase 7.5.2 64bit, I would be advised the system can't find the HSO player.

Does the trial solve the above problem forever, without having to pay $99.99 or not?

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:03 am
by folkfreak
ok, after demoing my interest in this became non existant..

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:32 am
by Rommelaar
Pagliacci wrote:OK... wait. I'd have to pay $99.99 for just new player integration?
If you already own a license for HSO then you don't have to pay a dime. You just download the trail and run the installer. The installer will update a few things in the content part (if I remember correctly) and install the VST3 plugin.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:04 pm
by Muziksculp
Hi,

Any chance we will see HSO2 in the near future ? with more, better, and higher-quality content (24-bit) ?

Or... Is HSO the end of the road as far as Orchestral Libraries by Steinberg for the Halion Family ?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Muziksculp

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm
by Pagliacci
Rommelaar wrote: If you already own a license for HSO then you don't have to pay a dime. You just download the trail and run the installer. The installer will update a few things in the content part (if I remember correctly) and install the VST3 plugin.
EGG CELL LINT!
Merci a tout...

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:05 am
by Muziksculp
Are the samples of this latest download 16-bit or 24-bit ?

I'm guessing 16-bit, but not sure. Since there is not much documentation. also any detailed info. regarding the instruments, and articulations included in HSO ?

Thanks,
Muziksculp

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:40 pm
by bensoftbt
Hi All,

I have HSO 1.x license (16 bit version), I downloaded the trial and installed the full version. In the Symphonic Orchestra, I can't select any isntrument set. In the Halion Sonic SE I see otchestral set, but can't select...

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:59 am
by emasters
I already own HSO, so downloaded the installer (OS X Mavericks), ran it and now the new VST3 plugin works as expected in Cubase 7.5, but the AU plugin doesn't pass validation in GarageBand or MainStage. Anyone able to get the HSO AU plugin working in a host and if so, anything special that must be done to accomplish this? My other Steinberg AU plugins like Padshop Pro and Neo Soul Keys, work fine in the AU hosts. Hmmm...

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:35 am
by G.e.o.f.f.
Mac file is there, but I see 'File not Found' when trying to download the Win version of the Trial.

edit: Fixed now an hour or so later.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:06 am
by M1000
bensoftbt wrote:In the Symphonic Orchestra, I can't select any isntrument set. In the Halion Sonic SE I see otchestral set, but can't select...
got the exact same problem plus there's no vst2 instrument installed, tried the repair function but didn't work

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:31 pm
by emasters
No VST2 instrument is included (as far as I know). I believe Steinberg End-of-Lifed VST2 a while back. Thus, no plugin provided in that format - only VST3.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:35 am
by jaslan
They stopped support for VST 2.3 but I believe 2.4 is still supported.
J.L.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:51 am
by M1000
HALion Symphonic Orchestra can be used as a stand-alone VST instrument in VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible hosts and as an expansion set for VST instruments HALion...
By the way Padshop and Retrologue come with VST 2 versions too.

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:46 pm
by M1000
After contacting support they sent me a link to download a compact Installer (without content, I had the HSO VST Instrument Set installed already). Installed it and now everything works fine, including the VST 2 Instrument. :D

Re: Halion Symphonic Orchestra Download-Version

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:40 am
by Cubase user JAC
M1000, I would like to buy HSO if it includes VST2. I am not likely to be able to reach customer support before the Black Friday sale ends - could you please confirm if VST2 sounds are included in the 16 bit HSO?

Thanks very much in advance,
Jac