Thanks for the feedback.
I went ahead, and checked out some video-tutorials of Halion 4, and Yes, I would have to agree that it is the most tightly integrated Sampler with Cubase at this time. Actually, Cubase 7 - Halion 4 - Wavelab 8 are all closely integrated.
i.e. Record your samples in Cubase 7, Drag them over to Halion 4, then edit the samples in more detail in Wavelab 8, then back to Halion 4, to build your instrument. Pretty cool !
Also to be noted : Wavelab 8 and/or (Wavelab 7) automatically updates the sample content in Halion 4 when you save your edits in Wavelab 8, which is another cool feature of how tightly these apps. are tied to each other.
I’m learning more about the features of Halion 4, and how to use them to create my custom instruments. I feel it’s fun to create your own sampled instrument, and experiment with the infinite possibilities of creative instrument and general sound design, sound-effects, …etc.
I also hope to see some new high-quality sample libraries offered by Steinberg, and maybe 3rd-Party sample developers, this has surely not been a very active area of Steinberg’s Products. i.e. I would love to see Steinberg develop new Sample Libraries that cover : (World Instruments, Halion Symphonic Orch. II, Cinematic Sounds and Effects, Drums & Perc. , Choirs, Baroque/Celtic/Period Instruments, and the list goes on … but sadly, Steinberg has not offered any thing like this, all I see them releasing are Loops (I hate using Loops)