What Is Steinberg Plus?

Steinberg Plus is a real ‘plus’ if you own one of our UR-C or IXO series audio interfaces. Why Plus? Because we give you a great selection of VST instruments and VST sound loop sets for free. It is our way of thanking you for your investment in the best interface family we've ever made. Steinberg Plus content changes regularly – currently you will receive the Groove Agent SE, HALion Sonic SE, Anima and Retrologue instruments, as well as the Indie Rock, Ambient Lounge and Progressive House sound loop sets.

Free instruments

Free sound content

2GB sounds and loops

Regular offers

HALion Sonic

HALion Sonic is your new free player for sample libraries, synthesizers and hybrid instruments, created with HALion by users, sound designers or professional companies. Although HALion Sonic comes without any sample content, you can find several free additional instruments on this page, created by Steinberg, Sonic Atoms and Cinematique Instruments. Download these, start playing them and making use of the powerful virtual-analog synth engine in HALion Sonic. HALion Sonic is available as a plug-in for any VST3, AU and AAX-compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.

Groove Agent SE

Possibly the most comprehensive drum production software ever produced, Groove Agent features a huge library of stunning samples, grooves and patterns, as well as a full virtual mixer and FX suite for even more creative options. Groove Agent SE features an exceptionally powerful beat production toolkit, ready to help you create the best rhythms, whatever genre you’re working in. Produce floor shaking sounds and dancefloor-filling grooves with an array of incredible sample manipulation tools, FX, slice editors and much more. Thanks to its deep integration, you will be able to see the instruments mapped automatically as drum maps into the Drum Editor and Beat Designer. Groove Agent SE is available as a plug-in for any VST3, VST2, AU and AAX-compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.


The flexible, intuitive Retrologue emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers. But it is much more than a tribute to the classic analog heavyweights of the past. Three virtual analog oscillators and a first class set of filters produce a wealth of rich, inspiring sounds: from raw analog lead and bass sounds to ephemeral, delicate pads and structures, dark drones and ultra-aggressive comps. Its adaptable arpeggiator, powerful modulation system and FX rack help make Retrologue the first choice for producers everywhere


The Anima wavetable synthesizer for HALion comes with hundreds of cutting-edge synth sounds for modern electronic productions. It features two wavetable oscillators, a flexible modulation section and a powerful arpeggiator. It crossfades the waves smoothly in real time, based on an integrated wavetable envelope. Each oscillator features a multi-oscillator that allows you to create up to eight additional voices. Anima includes two monophonic LFOs that can be synchronized to the host tempo.

Your Sound Sets

  • Ambient Lounge

    Ambient Lounge is a slow-to-mid tempo loop collection for modern day ambient productions. Jazzy, real world percussion and organic basses collide with mellow bells and dub-drenched textures to provide a truly soulful sound

  • Indie Rock

    Ranging from melancholic acoustic guitar rhythms to powerful raw leads, this loop collection portrays the sound of modern alternative music played in garages and rehearsal rooms all over the world

  • Progressive House

    Inspired by the latest flavors in the progressive house genre, this addictive loop collection provides a variety of arpeggiated synth leads, crystal clear chord stabs and floor-filling drum sounds.

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Download the Steinberg Download Assistant, create a MySteinberg account, enter the download access code included in the UR-C or IXO box and register for our newsletter to download your instruments and sound loop sets.

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