Well it’s a newer version so all future updates, library content and integrations with Cubase will based on ver 7. i.e. a free version of Colors was released today and that’s marked as being H7 as requirement:
I’ve not compared H3 Sonic SE vs H7 Sonic to know what’s specifically different right now though, slight interface change, and new mediabay are nice though.
HALion Sonic SE is a player too (i.e. an instrument with presets that you can tweak). It’s the same sound set as ‘HALion’ is a family of products that just progresses over the years. The term player doesn’t mean you can’t record into a project with it or anything.
The difference, and why people pay the money for full blown HALion (6/7) is for functions like this, you can see on the right side the layers and editing options, and above the instrument all the additional options you have:
They’ll both play the same sounds though. Sonic is more focused towards using it as an instrument rather than a deep sound design tool.
HALion Sonic 7 (Player)
HALion Sonic 7 Collection (Player plus FM AND Tales instruments)
HALion 7 (Deep sound design, includes FM/Tales and more)
So, It really depends on what you mean by making your own synth instrument, as you can edit patches in HALion Sonic and save them out - Full HALion let’s you actually go behind the scenes and get much more involved in designing instruments, creating your own interfaces, even scripting elements if you want.
Yes but if you look as Cubase 12 Pro settings it still shows the default Halion for Vsti as Halion Sonic Se even if you have Halion 7 and Halion Sonic 7.
It doesn’t seem to have a user selectable change. I’m sure you used to be able to choose your default but can’t see that as an option now.