I would like to ask for a little bit more information regarding Halion 5, Halion Sonic and the Absolute VSTi Collection. I am hoping to become a happy user of Cubase 7 in the nearby future (currently using Cubase 4 LE). From what I could understand, Cubase 7 includes only Halion Sonic SE version which is a limited version of Halion Sonic 2. Am I right? If I am not mistaken, then Halion 5 is a completely separate piece of software which can only be bought separately? Then there is Absolute VSTi Collection of instruments which also includes Halion Sonic SE which can be updated to HS2 for free. Halion 5 already includes Halion Sonic 2 by default from what the description says. What would you advice and what would be a better purchase in terms of amount of sounds and functions? My style of music is progressive rock, but I also like ambient and new age/soundtrack music. I did not have much experience of working with the samplers, be it software or hardware (being the guitar player), so I was wondering what would give me more wealth in terms of sounds and sound creation? I shall be truly grateful for any advice and guidance! Thank you so much!
With respect and thanks,