Hopefully this isnt too dumb a topic but to me as a newbie it seems quite confusing as to what the differences are between Halion 6 and Halion Sonic 3 and Halion Sonic SE 3.
Im currently using Cubase 12 Pro trial so have Sonic SE 3 that is included with that.
What are the main differences between Halion 6 and Sonic 3 and is Sonic 3 SE just a scaled down version of Sonic 3? Ive looked on the steinberg website and can see what instruments are included with Halion 6 but not what you get with Sonic 3. Also is it possible to buy the individual instruments that you want such as Raven or The Grand 3 and run these in Sonic 3 SE as i cant find anywhere to puchase these on steinbergs website or do you have to buy one of the complete Halion Packages?
I see when you purchase Absolute 5 you get both Halion 6 and Sonic 3 and loads of synths as well as Padshop 2 and Retrologue 2 which are included with Cubase Pro. Are these the same as the bundled versions with cubase or are the bundled versions scaled down in terms of sounds and presets?
Are these all standalone plugins or do some operate inside Halion?
It seems like a minefield from a beginners perspective and some clarity would be greatly appreciated or if anyone has any links to material to explain all this that would be great.
Thanks in advance.