Program Versions

HALion Sonic SE comes in two versions: one is installed together with a Steinberg DAW, the other can be downloaded for free from the Steinberg web site.

The version that comes with the DAW contains content, that is, programs, layers, presets, etc. and can be used out of the box.

The free version does not contain any content. This version can be used to load Steinberg content, user-generated content and 3rd party libraries without a Steinberg DAW. Furthermore, it can be used as a plug-in in any VST 3, VST 2, AU, and AAX compatible host and as a stand-alone application.