HAL3 content in HAL6


I just read the following:


and found this may be possible.

The files are here:


so can this be done without a HAL5 licence?


You need to request a free Halion 5 add-on license from Steinberg or buy Absolute 3 to use the factory Halion 3 content.

Note that the best acoustic instrument samples from Halion 3 are already available in even higher quality and with more articulations and velocity layers in Halion 6 and Halion Sonic 3.

Hi Romantique,

You seem to be the resident HALion expert so I will ask another question if you will.

I believe there were various players over the years so would the process be the same?

Best regards,

I’m not sure what you mean.

To open Halion 3 content, open the HSB using the Browser tab.
To import it into the MediaBay, click the MediaBay tab, then the arrow to the top right and click “Register HSB / VST Sound-files”.