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Alto Glockenspiel Essential by Cinematique Instruments

Free VST, AAX, AU Glockenspiel for PC and Mac

The free Alto Glockenspiel by Cinematique Instruments for HALion provides you with the original sound of the legendary Glockenspiel, but adds some fresh effects to turn the sound into something new. Owing to the fact that the sampled model also has a one octave lower range than a usual Glockenspiel, the sounds are much softer and mellow.

The instrument was recorded by beating the metal bars of the Glockenspiel with thin sticks (hard articulation) as well as soft mallets (gentle articulation) in two or three dynamic layers and three Round Robin variations. With the included cabinet simulation, a rotary simulation, a tone control, a length control and reverb and delay amount, it is very easy to transform the sound into something from another world.

This free Glockenspiel for HALion includes:

  • The option to use it with the free HALion Sonic SE 3 in virtually any DAW
  • two articulations for Alto Glockenspiel: hard and gentle
  • cabinet simulation
  • rotary simulation
  • reverb and delay
  • free download!

Additional information

Download manual

System requirements

Another way of creativity

No matter if we compose for films or produce an artist, we always try and use exceptional and sometimes weird instruments or sounds. If you share our love for “the other way”, we hope that you will find inspiration from our instruments to create your own music.

System requirements and compatibility

This is a HALion library which was developed by Cinematique Instruments and is only distributed by Steinberg. It can be used with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 or the free HALion Sonic SE 3. It is used standalone or as a plug-in in every DAW featuring VST, AAX and AU. © Copyright by Cinematique Instruments, Cologne/ Germany, 2009-2018

Alto Glockenspiel Essential

Mac OS X


macOS 10.12 / macOS 10.13 64-Bit Windows 7* / 8.1 / 10
VST 3, AAX or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in VST 2, VST 3 or AAX compatible host application for using as plug-in
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
14 MB free HD space / internal or external SSD hard disk space
1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
OS compatible audio hardware**
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.
Please note that this library requires at least HALion 6.1.15, HALion Sonic 3.1.15 or HALion Sonic SE 3.1.15
*Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 and Platform Update for Windows 7 Find out more
**ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance



We hope you enjoy using this free instrument. It was developed with care and should run smoothly, but since it is a free instrument we cannot provide official tech support for it. Please feel free to report any issues you may encounter within the Steinberg Forum.