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Re: HSO status

Postby MrSoundman » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:28 pm

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Muziksculp wrote:With VST3 support, it will be a great library for Orchestral Music Production
It's already available with VST3 and VST Expression in the form of the HSSE version ... the only difference is that the samples are 16-bit and not 24-bit. I really think you're lusting after something that will bring very little practical benefit. If there's an updated version that offers new and improved content, well then, maybe ....
I know it currently has VST3 and VST Expression support, but I'm referring to NEW and considerably improved content. More articulations, and newer, better recorded samples, ...etc. in HSO-2
Not too sure Steinberg want to compete in the market for top-end orchestral sample content; after all, there are plenty of players in that area at the moment and to be honest, HSO as it is has plenty of character and the quality is very good ... I don't know if a viola gets any better if it gets sampled more often? Sure, depending on the task, there are other libraries out there that might be better, but I'm not sure whether there's any great benefit to be gained by reworking HSO. BTW, have you tried rendering some HSO solo lines to audio, and then playing around with them in VariAudio? 8-)
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:47 am

Hi MrSoundman,

I did not purchase HSO, and did not try any demo version, but would love to see HSO-2 released by Steinberg. (Newer, better source material, and more content). I think something like HSO-2 can compete with some of todays orchestral libraries, if done right.

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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:10 pm

I wonder if we will see HSO-2 this year ?
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:56 am

We are closing in on 2013, and so far no HSO-2 :cry:

I wonder if we will see it soon ? or ... never ?
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Re: HSO status

Postby mpayne0 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:51 pm

It's still fairly safe to bounce midi from a current project, import the midi into a new project, route it to HSO, bounce the audio back into "current" project. It's safer to do it one or two channels at a time. Whenever you need to adjust lines, adjust the midi, throw it back into that HSO project and rebounce when needed.

Feels pretty safe, and I can still get all the sweet HSO goodness without forcing it to work bridge too much. Funny, the instruments need to be "dirtied" back down, they are that pristine.

At least it's ok while I'm still on C5 on OS 10.68.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:30 am

Hi,

It would be nice to hear from Steinberg if we will see HSO-2 released in 2013 ?

(I hope the answer is ... YES) :)

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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:25 pm

Would love to see HSO*2 announced during Winter NAMM 2013 !

Will it happen ? We will soon know, since WInter NAMM 2013 begins on Jan. 21st.

I'm also hoping to see some new updates, and possibly new VST instruments, and maybe some NEW Sample Libraries for Halion 4.

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Re: HSO status

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Muziksculp wrote:Would love to see HSO*2 announced during Winter NAMM 2013 !

Will it happen ? We will soon know, since WInter NAMM 2013 begins on Jan. 21st.

I'm also hoping to see some new updates, and possibly new VST instruments, and maybe some NEW Sample Libraries for Halion 4.

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I couldn't help but stop by to again state a desire to see a new updated version of HSO, or at least, as already mentioned... new HSO sample libraries for H4.
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Re: HSO status

Postby IMAWriterRobJ » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:27 am

Muziksculp wrote:
MrSoundman wrote:
Muziksculp wrote:With VST3 support, it will be a great library for Orchestral Music Production
It's already available with VST3 and VST Expression in the form of the HSSE version ... the only difference is that the samples are 16-bit and not 24-bit. I really think you're lusting after something that will bring very little practical benefit. If there's an updated version that offers new and improved content, well then, maybe ....


I know it currently has VST3 and VST Expression support, but I'm referring to NEW and considerably improved content.

More articulations, and newer, better recorded samples, ...etc. in HSO-2

Yes, better and maybe hipper content and articulations, and hopefully, a more user friendly GUI.
IMO, it' almost as dated as Miroslav Orchestra.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:31 pm

I wonder if Steinberg will delight us with HSO2 during the upcoming Musicmesse Show (April 10 - 13 /2013) ?

Some new Halion 4 based libraries would be nice as well.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:57 am

So.. Unfortunately Steinberg has not announced HSO2 during Musikmesse 2013.

I wonder if they are working on this, or they have stopped developing HSO. (that would be sad), since there is a lot of potential for HSO2 to be a very popular product. Provided Steinberg does it right.

Oh well, I guess the wait, and mystery continues.

Any feedback on this from Steinberg would be nice to hear.

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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:06 am

Any news/update if we will ever see HSO2 ?

It's been a long, long wait. Should I wait longer, or forget about Steinberg delivering HSO2 . Did they decide to scrap HSO development, ..i.e. We will never see HSO2 ?

Any feedback from Steinberg on this would be very appreciated.


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Re: HSO status

Postby G-string » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:21 am

would you still recommend the Hso even thou you'll never no if there was going to be an update ?
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:23 am

G-string wrote:would you still recommend the Hso even thou you'll never no if there was going to be an update ?


Well.. I personally don't have HSO, and am not sure it is offered as a product at this time. But I would surely not bother with HSO even if it was available.

I feel Steinberg needs to upgrade HSO to HSO2, that will offer all 24-bit samples, more content, instruments, articulations, dynamics, higher sound quality, and a healthy amount of new performance features.

Will Steinberg deliver HSO2 (soon) ? That's the big mystery, they have not provided any feedback so far. Which I feel is not a very good sign. I sure hope they do offer HSO2 soon. or provide some feedback on this topic.

Bottom line... I don't recommend you spend your money on HSO, but rather wait for HSO2. or go with other 3rd part orchestral libraries if waiting is not an option.

Just my humble opinion.

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Re: HSO status

Postby mpayne0 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:54 pm

Agree, it is very hard to recommend HSO.
It does not have the support it needs. There are other libraries that I am looking into, taking in a sound compromise over support and longevity of use. As it is, it is a huge "diss". Blatant at that.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:18 am

Hi,

Any chance we will see Halion Symphonic Orchestra 2 released in the near future ?

Now that Halion 5 and HS2 are here, it would be great to see HSO2 released


Come on Steinberg/YAMAHA ... Give us HSO2 !

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Re: HSO status

Postby kososky » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 am

Hi,

Why is Steinberg/Yamaha not working on HSO 2 ???

As a (classical) composer, I use HSO (and Halion Player - Choir Aah) frequently.
I would love to see Steinberg announce HSO 2 (with more content).

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Re: HSO status

Postby Bane » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:19 pm

I've been steering another user here clear of HSO, as there is no potential for development without a new release. As always Steinberg is being very hush hush about this. Apparently the only acoustic sample library they give a d*** about is Groove Agent.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:36 pm

Just look at how many posts I have on this topic, and not a single blink, or feedback from Steinberg to comfort us that they are working on HSO-2 and we will eventually have it in the near future.

I wonder why Steinberg does not reply, or provide any feedback on this.

ATTENTION STEINBERG : Can you please give us some feedback on HSO Status ? will you release HSO-2 in the near future ?

so, here I go again, asking the same question.

imho. if they decided to stop developing it, then fine, just say so. If HSO-2 is in development, then just confirm it, I will happily wait for HSO-2 to be released, and not bother posting anymore :)

OH.. and this post has as of today 8779 views, and counting .... with no response from our friends at Steinberg. :shock:
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Re: HSO status

Postby Abraham » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:28 pm

The last official news regarding HSO in the Steinberg website are from August 12, 2013:

http://www.steinberg.net/en/newsandeven ... -2485.html

So we now know that HSO is "officially" an old app. Maybe Steinberg could comment about the future.
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Re: HSO status

Postby Abraham » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:23 am

Great, we are now in the "legacy" forum. That speaks for itself.
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Re: HSO status

Postby mpayne0 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:57 pm

Anyone got any time to sample every note/velocity/articulation from HSO and sample it back into Halion and make it work properly? You know, like I thought Steinberg was gonna do?

I'll pay you ;)
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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:55 pm

Hello Steinberg,


Now that HSO is officially a legacy product, are you planning to release HSO2 ? All I would like to hear is Yes or No :roll:

Please, some feedback will be very appreciated.

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Re: HSO status

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:31 am

Wow !

9000 Views and still NO feedback from Steinberg ? :roll:
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Re: HSO status

Postby mozizo » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:09 am

it looks as if most of DAW users using orchestral sample libraries for kontakt anyway, maybe steinberg feel they not gonna get much profit from investing time and money for new HSO2 from scratch ?

but again if they remain silent maybe they are planing something under the hood ?
mmmm...speculations are great isn't it ? :geek:

i too just thought of getting HSO 16bit for 100$ that comes with C6, but it indeed looks too old now and not supported so i give it up for now...
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