The Absolute Collection – The Best Virtual Instruments For Your Music Production

Get tons of creative instruments, with over 130 GB of sound content for every kind of music production. Explore over 7,500 presets, next-generation synthesizers like Padshop and, with Groove Agent and Backbone, some of the best VST drum plug-ins available. And if that is not enough, you can easily build your own sample instruments with HALion.

More than 130 GB of instruments and 7,500 inspiring presets

First-class sample libraries for bass, choir, orchestra and keys

New: HALion 7

New: FM Lab & Tales

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Be inspired with Absolute

  • Neo Soul Songwriting

  • Neo Disco Production

  • Producing a synthwave track

  • Creating three instruments with one sample

  • Cutting-edge drum sound design

  • Making a trap beat

Which instruments are you interested in?

Sampler & workstation

HALion 7

HALion is a limitless source of inspiration for your music production. With six different forms of…

Synthesizer and electronic music

FM Lab

This powerful and versatile FM synthesizer for HALion allows you to create complex and dynamic…

Retrologue 2

With classic vintage analog synth sounds and attention-grabbing sonic bites, Retrologue 2 is…

Sounds of Soul

Four decades of synth sounds combined in one beautiful Retrologue expansion.

Padshop 2

Padshop 2 is a unique synthesizer which features two engines - granular and spectral - that both…


Electronic and acoustic sounds that complement and oppose each other at the same time.


Soaring through space like a bright star, Skylab’s unique combination of a huge sample library and…


Anima features a huge palette of cutting-edge synth sounds. Coupled with a powerful arpeggiator…


Many of the most famous analog synthesizers from the past inspired Voltage. Adding the sonic range…


Auron will inspire you to create unique new soundscapes, but also provides 160 granular synthesis…


For great club sounds with soaring synths, hypnotic beats and classic vocals, Triebwerk is the…

Granular Guitars

With nearly 3 GB of studio-grade samples, Granular Guitars features a wide range of acoustic and…

Hypnotic Dance

With 400 synth-heavy dance sounds, Hypnotic Dance is truly a classic. Featuring a custom-designed…


Trium proves that analog doesn’t have to mean retro! Its clean user interface and great sounds are…


The sounds of 1960s and ’70s rock and pop have left an indelible mark on music history. HALiotron…


Hot Brass

A multi-sampled brass library with gloriously fat, tight and authentic sounds which are perfect…


Model C

Variously described as smoky, punchy and silky, the Model C is a tonewheel organ emulation which…


Amped Elektra

Smooth like butter, beautiful like a sunset, warm like a summer’s night. Amped Elektra is for the…

The Eagle

The Eagle grand piano has a rich and transparent sound which is ideally suited to modern pop, rock…

The Grand 3

Five meticulously sampled, outstanding pianos from Yamaha, Steinway and Bösendorfer, bringing…

The Raven

The Raven is a grand piano that delivers a beautifully rich, harmonic sound with stunning nuances…

Drums & percussion

Groove Agent 5

With fantastic electronic and acoustic drum kits, brilliant MIDI grooves, live sampling, beat…

Future Past Perfect

This Groove Agent Expansion delivers a toolkit for New York House, Future House and Techno.


The beat is the backbone of a track. With Backbone you can intuitively design drums with up to…

Prime Cuts

Created by British producer Beat Butcha, Prime Cuts brings the latest hip hop rhythm sounds to…

Rock Essentials

There is nothing quite like a hard-hitting rock beat to drive a song along. Rock Essentials brings…

World Percussion

From Africa to Asia, Europe and many other places, World Percussion allows you to play and record…


B-Box is a step sequencer for beats and drum tracks. It features 13 instruments and 16 steps, each…



This beautiful sample library combines the intimate sound of a handcrafted guitar, with individual…


Electric Bass

Three legendary basses combined in one extremely realistic instrument.

Cinematic instruments

World Instruments

World Instruments brings a huge array of music from different cultures to your productions. These…

Dark Planet

The perfect creative tool for cinematic scores and music with genuine suspense, Dark Planet…

Studio Strings

Combining great playability with vibrant sound, Studio Strings is a string ensemble sample library…

Symphonic Orchestra

If you ever need a complete symphony orchestra at your fingertips, HALion Symphonic Orchestra is…


Olympus Choir Micro

This lightweight, user-friendly choir instrument is the perfect tool for composers who need a…

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Inspiration. That is what I am looking for. Absolute 5 is an incredible time saver, loaded with a colossal arsenal of sounds and a hefty collection of high-quality instruments which have allowed me to confront any challenge I’ve faced each time I receive requests for sound design or composition. All of these commendable aspects of Absolute 5 have allowed me to perform my work fast and effectively, and, most importantly, to continue to be constantly innovative while focusing on my creativity.
Robert DudzicSound Designer

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Customers who have activated Absolute 5 since November 1 2022, are eligible for a free, update to Absolute 6. Go to your MySteinberg account. Go to "Vouchers". If you don't see a voucher, please make sure that the eLicenser containing the license is registered in MySteinberg. After registration, it can take up to 24 hours until the free update is available.

Get inspired with VST Instruments

Neo Soul Songwriting

Producing a synthwave track

Neo Disco Production

Preset Walkthrough of Neon Drifts

Fate Takes Its Course by Martin Wiese

How to create a haunting Halloween theme

Re-synthesize a 909

Creating Vocal Chops

Creating a Funky Groove

Behind the Scenes of a Demo Track for Iconica Opus

Building A Neo-Soul Groove with Vibrant

Writing a 1980s-style horror movie trailer

Making a trap beat

How to produce a pop track with Iconica Ensembles 

Voltage Controlled Synthesizer

Performance Xantone Blacq

Create A Warm Lush Pad

Playing Vertigo Strings