FREE Drag n Drop HALion Instrument - DROP-CRE8

SAMPLE FUEL just released a really great DRAG n DROP instrument that is extremely feature rich. It is totally FREE and as a CUBASE user it runs in HALion SONIC SE 3.1.10 and above.


  • DRAG n DROP from your desktop or the MEDIA BAY

  • Dual Layer Synthesis Engine:

  • Layer 1 is a Sample Playback engine.

  • Layer 2 is a Granular Engine.

  • User can control direction of playback (forward or reverse) in real time all while in sync to the host’s playback.

  • Audio Warp allows you to drop your loops in and have them sync and lock to the host’s tempo.

  • You can load patches in up to 16 slots that can be used multi-timbral or layered by assigning patches to the same MIDI channel.

  • Intuitive single user interface that provides all the functionality you would reach for during composing or performing.

  • 18 different insert effects.

  • 61 Total effects via the aux channels.

  • 8 Quick Control knobs to access the most common parameters for fast adjustments.

Price: FREE

DROP-CRE8 is available for immediate download here for Mac OS X and Windows in VST, AU and AAX plug-in formats.

You can download it at

I just want to mention this is a great alternative to the Cubase SAMPLER TRACK but it is much more capable for sound design. It has a tremendous amount of features, effects, etc…