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HALion 6 Know-How: Getting Started

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  • Introduction 2:42

    Introduction

    Welcome to HALion 6 Know How! Find out what HALion 6 is all about, and what you need to know before we dive in.

  • User Interface Overview 5:40

    User Interface Overview

    Explore the graphical user interface and familiarize yourself with some of the different terminology that?s used throughout the software.

  • Loading Programs & Multis 9:50

    Loading Programs & Multis

    Learn about the Mediabay and discover the basics of loading Programs and Multi?s into HALion. You?ll also get an understanding of MIDI routing in use with a DAW.

  • Program Editing 5:21

    Program Editing

    The Program Tree is now revealed and you?ll learn more about the interface so you can edit programs and more.

  • Program Components 9:46

    Program Components

    Navigating the Program Tree is essential, but it?s only useful if you know what you?re looking at. Learn the basic aspects of the different components that make up a Program and how to use them.

  • Audio Bus Structure Pt. 1 4:37

    Audio Bus Structure Pt. 1

    Learn all about the basics of routing audio to your DAW from HALion, and explore some of the ways you can control the main channels.

  • Audio Bus Structure Pt. 2 8:25

    Audio Bus Structure Pt. 2

    Now that the tech is out of the way, learn to build a custom program from the ground up, and further explore the use of effects, layers, and busses in HALion 6.

Product Overview


Steinberg master Dave Askew brings you an awesome series designed for the new HALion 6 user! Get a solid foundation on what HALion can do, and start using it in your productions today.

Dave starts by welcoming you and gives an overview of what exactly HALion 6 is as well as an in-depth tour of its user interface.

Loading Programs and Multis is next, followed by editing programs, components, routing with the Audio Bus and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you're new to Steinberg HALion 6, or just want see if this Synth & Sampler is right for you, check out "HALion 6 Know-How: Getting Started" today.


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HALion 6 Know-How: Getting Started is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome, …. …now I‘m ready to know more about macros and how to actually use halion as a sounddesign tool!
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Halion 6 Easy intro to a complex program
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A must-watch intro The hardest part of getting to grips with HALion is probably the interface and program structure. This series covers these with admirable clarity.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Amazingly helpful
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful indeed! A very good introduction into the world of Halion. I would love a serie that deepens the sound design aspect of Halion.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A very helpful Quickstart This is a quick primer on the basics of setting up and using Halion 6 for a new user of the software. It explains the functions of all Halion window panels, how to arrange them and how to set up user screen sets. It also gives a basic overview of building a sound and how the internal routing works.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally understanding Halion! This is one of the best courses I’ve seen. Very clear, and perfect for the scope of a beginner tutorial. I would love to see more content on Halion 6, and especially from Dave. He explained everything clearly and concisely.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Informative Simple explanation of a rather complex programme.
Date published: 2020-02-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Starting Turorial Halion 6 was too much for me but this tutorial help me learn my way around. I hope there is a following tutorial in the near future with more hands on examples! Thanks!
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very clear Very good tutorial fro Halion
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from It is great but..... I like this but it is outdated. Many of the things mentioned in these video's no longer work in Cubase 10
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. Succinct and clear.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just great teaching! I didn‘t watch the whole series, but Eli is just the best teacher around. Clear and concise, always on point. Awesome!
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from First time for me using Halion Well this is what I needed to get me going through the basics. I got Halion for the first time last December and dived straight into overwhelm. I’ve muddled through but this video has given just what I needed to break down some of the confusion. This is a basic tut especially for first timers. Very much looking forward to seeing much more in-depth vids on this great plugin.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good basic Introduction I enjoyed the series, it was a good introduction to a complicated program - the instructor presented it in a easy to understand manor . This should be enough to get anybody started having explained program structures etc. Please create more in depth Halion content as this only scratches the surface. Many thanks!
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Helpful, but not nearly as in-depth as I hoped. Helpful, but not nearly as in-depth as I hoped. I was really looking for details on importing programs into Halion from other formats like Akai, E-mu, or Reason, but this series didn't even mention it.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great intro to Halion 6 Great intro and overview of HALion 6 for beginners. Would love to see another tutorial go more in-depth.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Basic Halion6 explanation on a couple of features I like the presenter's style and work flow. The videos go over just a few of the basic features of Halion6. Seemed very incomplete after I finished watching the series. While it gave a very basic starting point, it could have been so much more.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic intro to Halion 6 I've had Halion 6 for a while. At first, as many will say, the UI is overwhelming. I've been able to slog through it, but this video course unveils all the basic functionality REQUIRED for using Halion 6. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I would LOVE to see more Halion 6 video courses by this presenter. Especially creating new libraries using existing sample sets.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Beautifully and expertly explained A series that demystified HALion's capabilities, explained in a clear and understandable way.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great videos Well explained, learned a lot. There were times where things went a little fast making it sometimes hard to follow. But overall loved it. Thanks
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Not comprehensive enough for a beginner ! Not comprehensive enough for a beginner !
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull! Too short probably! Too short probably! It helps me getting started. But there is so much to explore in HALion 6....
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good video! Well done! I learned a lot about Halion 6
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for getting started I had a mid-level working knowledge of Halion 5 mostly from the perspective of handling (orchestral) sample libraries. This tutorial was a great intro to Halion 6 as well as introducing me to other aspects of this instrument. This presenter is very good at going through the high level features in moderate depth. If you are looking for an in-depth tutorial on creating patches, I highly recommend another tutorial here on Groove3 called Halion 5: From Scratch to Patch.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from The basics This is really just a getting started series. Well done for what it is. I realize most keyboard players want to know how to create unique synth sounds most of all. Great, but there are already literally hundreds a videos on YouTube covering mostly the same material. As primarily an acoustic musician, I am always searching for videos on building complex acoustic instruments using samples. This would seem to be the most elemental functionality in Halion, but I can not find a single video series covering building an instrument with multiple velocity layers, multiple samples per note played round robin or randomly, and with separate samples for fret or reed noise, note cutoff, etc. I know Halion is capable of all this and more. Halion 6 also introduces the ability to build a complete instrument with its own custom GUI that can be exported and sold. How about one series for each one of these?
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from The basics This is really just a getting started series. Well done for what it is. I realize most keyboard players want to know how to create unique synth sounds most of all. Great, but there are already literally hundreds a videos on YouTube covering mostly the same material. As primarily an acoustic musician, I am always searching for videos on building complex acoustic instruments using samples. This would seem to be the most elemental functionality in Halion, but I can not find a single video series covering building an instrument with multiple velocity layers, multiple samples per note played round robin or randomly, and with separate samples for fret or reed noise, note cutoff, etc. I know Halion is capable of all this and more. Halion 6 also introduces the ability to build a complete instrument with its own custom GUI that can be exported and sold. How about one series for each one of these?
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Introduction to HALion 6 I now know the basics - would love more in depth tutorials
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Primer Helped me get a handle on the complexity of the Halion interface and setting up new programs. Good tutorial style. Would definitely like more in depth Halion 6 videos.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good video Gets right into it. I learned a lot from this one.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential This series has allowed me to finally understand and utilize Halion beyond simply playing the factory presets. Great job Dave.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from More please! Very good introduction to something that might otherwise be rather mysterious. So much more to cover, so please, more tutorials - and with this tutor! Very well paced. Previously I had tried some of the lessons for other versions of Halion by a different tutor and it was so slow and plodding I nearly lost the will to live!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Introduction!!! Well explained! And above all the audio buses are much clearer after displaying the last 2 videos of this course! I'd like more stuff like this! Perhaps also on the topics of how to create and record new instruments. And about the macroseite creator. That would be great!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic intro Currently using halion 5; definitely time to upgrade. Loving learning about this product; more more more videos please.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Intro A good introduction to Halion 6. Well organized and presented.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great series Thanks, even though I've used ahalion for sometime now, there were still new things from this video. Very clearly explained and easy on the eye and ear. More please, perhaps focus on the sampler element?
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great beginning! Please give more info on program editing/creation!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just Enough Detail I'm new to Halion 6 and Cubase Pro 9, so I'm still feeling things out. I got a very good handle on how to load presets, along with multiple presets in one instance in Halion 6, along with creating MIDI tracks to control the different presets. I think I learned as much about Cubase as I did about Halion in the process. The programming of sounds was a little over my head for the immediate time being, but I did appreciate the basics of doing that as it seems very worthwhile to learn. I did get the gist of editing an existing sound and for the time being I'll stick with that. So many things! Halion is very deep and one quick view of a video series is not going to make me a Halion Ninja Master. Great video, very well paced, easy to follow until things get complicated. I'm much more capable because of it.
Date published: 2017-04-08
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