I spent a day downloading then following installation Halion 6 hangs on loading, both on Standalone and on call with my host, Cubase 9.01 on PC Win 7. Formerly Halion 5 and Cubase worked perfectly together. The same goes for Sonic 3.
The activity on the loading bar stops on “initializing HAlion…”, I have to resort to Task Manager to get out.
I have uninstalled and re-installed several times, made sure that my Win 7 is up to date. This is on top of the mega memory thing that comes with HALion. I recomend not bothering unless one has 100GB of free space!
Does HALion 6 actually work with WIN 7?
Cubase has now ‘blacklisted’ HALion 6
I can’t even backtrack to HALion 5 because of Licensor issues, so I am well and truly cut off from my ongoing Projects with Cubase and HALion and have spent today failing to get my system working again.
I think Steinberg in their rush to release HALion 6 have not thought memory issues through, there should be a clearer warning about the high sytem memory usage . You need to download 29gb as Rar’s then unpack (doubling to 60 gb) then installation seems to unload yet more GB’s of ‘content’ elsewhere! To be safe I would recommend to have at least 100Gb free to download and install. True it is possible to rationalise the files later but that is no good if you are tight on memory. Which I suspect many will be using SSD Drives.
It is a shame the Download Assistant doesn’t allow installation of the sampler as a seperate entity to the Eagle, Raven and Skylab samplebanks, surely they could be optionally downloaded seperately? I have to wait another 24 hours to download a second attempt, to discount a corrupted first file download.
I am miffed that Steinberg release new updates and then there is no-one in support to call until Monday!
I was so looking forward to spending the weekend getting creative with the new sampler instead I am stressed out and frustrated