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Minimum System Requirements

The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software.

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Mac OS X Version 10.7*/10.8* Windows 7*/Windows 8*
Intel dual core CPU Intel dual core CPU
Core Audio compatible audio hardware Windows compatible audio hardware**
VST 3 or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in VST 3 or VST 2 compatible host application for using as plug-in
17 GB of free HD space
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
USB-eLicenser (not included)
Internet connection required for installation, activation, account setup and personal / product registration.

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HALion 5 — Supported Import Formats

File extension
AIFF mono / stereo .aiff / .aif
AIFF multichannel .aiff / .aif
AKAI S-1000 CD-ROM only ISO
S-3000 / Mesa CD-ROM, .s3p, .sp only ISO
S-5000 / S-6000 program .akp
APPLE Apple Loop .aiff / .aif
EMU Esi .esi
EXS24 EXS24 mkI .exs
EXS24 mkII .exs
GIGASTUDIO Gigastudio 1-2.5 .gig
Gigastudio 3 .gig Excluding encrypted content
HALion HALion 1/2 Programm .fxb & .fxp
HALion 3/4 .fxb & .fxp, HSB
Kontakt Kontakt 1-4.1 Excluding encrypted content, scripted content & containers
KURZWEIL K2000 / K2VX .krz
K2500 .k25
K2600 .k26
REX 2 .rx2
SOUND DESIGNER 2 mono / stereo .sd2
SOUNDFONT 2 Soundfont 2 .sf2
WAV mono / stereo .wav
multichannel .wav

The USB-eLicenser required to run this product is not included. Customers who do not own an USB-eLicenser must purchase one separately. The same USB-eLicenser copy protection device is then used for all Steinberg products that require it.

* Native 32-bit and 64-bit version.
** ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance.


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