Working with samples can be as simple as dragging and dropping them onto your DAW timeline. But many producers prefer the workflow of dedicated sampler plugins. Konkat is an incredibly deep and powerful sampler plugin with a huge library of third party banks and sample sets available. Entire orchestras can be simulated convincingly with Kontakt. These deep sampling capabilities combined with the extensive third party content make Kontakt a top sampler choice. Deep sampling capabilities combined with the extensive third party content make Kontakt a top sampler choice. EXS24 is another capable modern sampler well suited to loading hyperrealistic multi-GB sample libraries of orchestral instruments.
The Germany-based company has been around since , and they have built a loyal following over the years. HALion Sonic 3 uses the Soft e-Licenser copy protection which is installed along with the instrument, and uses an access code for downloading and activation. It is also available in a standalone version. The easy answer is that HALion 6 has everything needed to develop additional content — things like a sampler capability, a wavetable editor, the tools for developing hosted instruments with custom GUIs, and so forth. Getting Started After you are all squared away with the download and activation, you will be ready to load some sounds and take it for a spin. I will get to how you go about recording within the workstation you could also trigger it with MIDI from your DAW , but first I wanted to cover a few other items.