HSO permanent license..- to what ?

Is the Halion Symphonic Orchestra supplied with Cubase 6 the same as the full version of HSO as stated here:
http://www.steinberg.net/en/shop/buy_product/sku/502015040.html ?
According to Steinberg the Halion Symphonic Orchestra consists of 27 GB and that can’t possibly fit on one dvd.
Steinberg says “The trial version can be upgraded online to a permanent license at a very special price — exclusive for Cubase 6 customers”.
But which product is it… ?

No. It’s a version that works with HALion Sonic SE and does not contain the the 24-bit sample content. It is the equivalent of the special offer 16-bit HSO for Cubase 5 users, however that version came in the form of a dedicated VSTi and also had a standalone player, so it could be used outside of Cubase.

Think of the HALion Symphonic VST Sound Instrument Set as a patch bank/sample set combination for HALion Sonic SE.

Good description, I just want to add this info to clarify: like the 16-bit HSO for Cubase 5 users, the HSO VST Sound instrument Set for C6 users includes all sounds of the big HSO retail version (the only difference is the lack of 24-bit samples). The version included in C6 had a complete makeover and we are confident, it is much more usable now (thanks to the new HALion Sonic SE engine used).

Best regards,

and the Halion Symphonic Full 24 bit is currently not available?

Helga Chris, this forum needs a sticky !

Hi Helge,
From this description I am coming to the conclusion that it is impossible to buy a 24 bit library with the ability to use note expression fully?