I just installed Absolute 5. I noticed that Halion 6 and Halion Sonic can’t load sounds from Verve, but that Halion Sonic SE can. Does it make sense that there are some sounds that are exclusive to what I thought was the lesser Halion Sonic SE?
I tried restarting everything including the computer. Verve and a few other items still exclusive to Halion Sonic SE. I did find a note in the Steinberg Download Assistant that seems to suggest that you must use SE for a few items, Verve included. See pic.
I’m not sure, but it sounds like you maybe can only use items that have Steinberg Licensing with the SE version? It’s confusing. It would be nice to have it confirmed that I should not be able to see Verve in Halion 6 and Halion Sonic (non-SE).
It’s not that old of a topic. I think the point of the Steinberg employees was that Verve only works with Halion Sonic SE because it is the only program that can work with both licensing systems. Verve only works with Steinberg licensing, and so Halion 6 (which still uses eLicenser) doesn’t work with it. I’ve tried reinstalling, deleting the files you suggest - it makes no difference.
Thanks for trying!
Thanks for the help, Steve. I’ve just noticed that in addition to Verve, Flux is also missing from Halion 6 and Halion Sonic. I will try giving a call to support probably later today, but it would still be great if anyone else has any suggestions here in the forum.
If you feel like doing some more troubleshooting, I have a suggestion but this might not appeal to you, as it’s getting geeky, involved and potentially risky. Also, it’s a hunch, and I have essentially zero evidence to back up the hypothesis below.
Rrun chkdsk from an elevated command line, like Windows Terminal or Powershell, just to eliminate file system problems as the culprit.
My hypothetical idea is that Your Halion (Sonic) is reading from the wrong mediabay3.db file- there are many of them actually – one in each of the Steinberg User Settings Data folders for programs that produce sound.
If you can hide-buy-renaming all mediabay3.db files, maybe Halion can be forced to create a new one.
I’ve had a little bit of communication with Steinberg. The issue does seem to be licensing based, a side effect of the migration to the new licensing system. It’s not clear to me yet why some have access to Verve & Flux in Halion 6 and others do not. I’m wondering if maybe Verve & Flux were at some time licensed with eLicenser in the past? Maybe that could explain people having different experiences.