18-piece string ensemble vs. wood and water

Dive into the world of a masterfully sampled string ensemble, wooden instruments with eclectic playing techniques and rare synthesizer textures, plus wood- and water-based sound effects. This HALion instrument is the second installment of the celebrated Materials series, combining a powerful engine with easy-to-use modulation, FX processing and streamlined synth options.

6 GB HALion instrument with strings, wood instruments, synths and FX

11 extended playing techniques by an 18-piece string ensemble

4-layer sound engine with multi-samples, wavetable and granular

Cinematic presets designed by Magnetic 96

The idea behind Materials – Wood and Water

The goal was to create a cinematic instrument whose “raw materials” were already full of character and personality. The key to achieving truly unique sounds was custom processing with vintage and modern outboard, as well as recordings of unusual instruments and articulations. By shaping these further with everything that HALion has to offer, the result is an instrument full of creative potential and high-class sound design, just waiting to be unleashed on your next production.

Instruments section

At the heart of this instrument are lively string articulations, a struck grand piano, bowed marimba and acoustic guitar. The string ensemble section features deep multisample recordings of extended playing techniques, like random tremolo and swells, as well as precise attack sounds like pizzicato, col legno and much more.

Designed by Magnetic 96 and Steinberg

Magnetic 96 — a collaboration between Tobias Menguser and Stephan Lembke — has previously worked with the biggest names in virtual instruments, like Native Instruments, Heavyocity, Softube and Arturia. Bringing their skills to the HALion universe, Tobias and Stephan are creating a series of unique, outstanding HALion instruments which focus on unusual sound sources, extraordinary processing and creative preset design.

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