My name is Gal Shemesh and I’m new to the forum.
A bit of background: I work with Cubase for many years with friends and two days ago I’ve purchased Cubase 6 along with HALion 4 for my personal use at home. Well basically I paid for these 2 products but the Cubase 6 package is in shipping at the moment so the reseller suggested me to download a trial for 30 days until it arrives. So currently I have only HALion 4 retail and a trial version of Cubase 6. Anyway I’m so existing with this purchase but I do have a question regarding the HALion 4 vs the HALion Symphonic Orchestra.
Basically although HALion 4 includes a bunch of sounds in its library, I wanted to purchase the HALion Symphonic Orchestra at first as I was looking for orchestra instruments because I don’t need any VST Sampler as most of my creations are base on orchestra arrangement. Well, the official reseller has told me that there are no copies of the HALion Symphonic Orchestra left even for the store to order, but on the other hand said that there is no need for the HALion Symphonic Orchestra as Steinberg published the HALion 4 which includes the Symphonic Orchestra instruments already inside.
I wanted to know if it’s true that HALion 4 includes an entire orchestra instruments set and if that’s the reason why I can’t find the HALion Symphonic Orchestra under Products -> VST section at Steinberg’s website anymore.
In case an orchestra arrangement exists in HALion 4, I would really want to know if there’s an easy way to filter the orchestra instruments set from the whole sounds library.