Exporting Programs and Layers as VST 3 Presets with Files

You can export a program or layer together with its files to a new directory. This is useful if you want to use your programs or layers on another computer.


  1. In the Program Tree, right-click the program or layer and select Import/Export > Export Program as VST 3 Preset with Files or Export Layer as VST 3 Preset with Files.
  2. In the dialog, enter the name of the instrument that you are creating as the file name and specify a location for the exported files.
  3. Click OK to start the export.


HALion creates a VST 3 preset and several folders in the specified directory. These folders contain all the resources that are used by the program.


This function is also useful if you are collaborating with others on a library because it allows you to create a working directory. For more information, please consult the section Guidelines > Using Relative Paths at http://developer.steinberg.help.

After Completing This Task

If you want to use the exported preset, be sure to load it.