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Guitar Harmonics Essential by Cinematique Instruments

Free VST guitar for PC and Mac

The free VST guitar created by Cinematique Instruments can be used in every audio software featuring VST 3, AAX or AU with the free plug-in HALion Sonic SE 3. Guitar Harmonics focuses on so-called flageolet notes or harmonics and creates very pure and clear sounds of an electric guitar.

The instrument provides a lot of useful options giving you a wide range of tools to vary and change the sound at your own requirement such as note length control (decay), tone control, cabinet and rotary and a reverb and delay control.

With this array of tools, the instrument produces a wide spread of sounds such as organic reverse guitars, fragile string notes and warm e-piano tones.

Fine and gentle guitar flageolets

Overall you get

  • inspiring warm sound
  • attack control
  • decay control
  • tone control
  • 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

Guitar Harmonics 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)
13 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.