Just downloaded H4 trial but cant figure out anything. I had a Halion 3 way back and that was a piece of cake to figure out. How the hell do i browse my samples? Is there not a browser or something like C6 mediabay where i easily can browse and insert? Am i missing something here?
I tried to load my soundlibary in the programrack but at the end it just freezed .
If somebody can explain this for me i will be thankful.
Also, i tried to find some good yotube clips but all i could see was commercial from Steinberg.
Hi There. Halion 4 does have two ways to browse for samples. There is a built in Mediabay which will read Halion 4 created VST presets. There is also a hard disk browser called… browser. It is here that you can load up wav, aif etc. You can even filter out listed files and make favourites folders for quick viewing. If the tabs above are not showing by default, you can add them manually to get what you want. I suggest you read a bit into the layout of Halion 4 as it is much different (but far superior) to that of Halion 3 which I was also a fond user of. It is most beneficial if you have dual displays as you can undock and resize any of the tabs to your liking. Seems daunting at first, but once you get your head around it, it truly is quite intuitive and easy to use. Halion 4 is the single best investment to my music I have made in years. I eagerly look forward to future updates to see what it brings to the table.
I still don’t get it. Where is the “hard disk browser called… browser”? This is exactly what i am after. I can only find things like slotrack, midi, program table and so on. All my samples is on an separate harddrive that i want to import. Nothing in the manual covers this. I start to believe that H4 is nothing for me. I want to browse and import the same way as in kontakt, is that possible?
OK, thanks a lot. Now i can SEE my samples but not PLAY them. Any ideas why? Also, some folders are yellow and others green. You know why? Every time i close C6 and then reload H4 i have to do the same procedure to see my soundlibary. Is it suppose to be that way?
I really tried to read the manual but i don’t read every page right. I agree with you that you should always read the manual but sometimes you need to read a little and then practice simultaneously. Otherwise you don’t know what the hell you are doing or reading. I am a true believer of the “trail and error method”.
I am also a true believer of software that transforms my musical ideas with as little hassle as possible. I don’t care if it is a plugin like “Waves Oneknob” or H4. Two really different philosophys but same goal. Just because a software (H4) take 2 weeks to learn doesn’t make it better, does it?
Is format of your samples supported? Nuendo or Cubase does not support Apple loops in example… Have you tried find your loops in system (Finder on mac, Explorer on Windows) and drag and drop it to Halion Sample Editor as on http://youtu.be/aP8axFlaKR8?
Unfortunately there is lack in manual as Nuendo I suppose that Steinberg developers use same color scheme (from Nuendo manual page 337 - Define location section):
A red icon means that the folder is currently being scanned.
An orange icon is displayed when the scanning process for the folder was interrupted.
• A yellow icon is displayed for folders that have not yet been scanned.
Thanks again for taking the time. Yes, my samples are supported (wave, aiff, rex). I have several sampling CD;s in my library e.g Vengeance. I had no problems what so ever in C6 MediaBay or Kontakt, only in H4. Also, in my libary i have my own collection of single shot drums that don’t show up.
It seems that H4 can only load/read samples that are made as “Program”, is that correct? If that’s the case how are you suppose to import/browse individual samples without to go to your folder in different window? I want to preview and then import like i do in C6 MediaBay and Kontakt, is that possible? I really want to make use of the H4 engine for my samples.
If it is a matter of that the folder needs a scan, where do i do that?