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HALion Symphonic Orchestra 1.5

This update provides 64 Bit support for Windows 7 64 Bit. It can be used natively in 64 bit sequencers like Cubase 5 or Cubase Studio 5 in order to make use of the enhanced memory address space.
For information on further improvements and installation notes please refer to the document "What's new in HALion Syphonic Orchestra 1.5".
Important compatibility notes:

Projects created with HALion Symhonic Orchestra 1.5 cannot be loaded by prior versions. But of course HALion Symphonic Orchestra 1.5 can load projects that have been created with older versions.

This update is also compatible with the HALion Symphonic Orchestra trial version that ships with Cubase 5!

Installation on Windows 7:

Depending on the provided version of the Syncrosoft License Control Center on your Halion Symphonic Orchestra DVD you might recieve the following error message when starting the installation: "There are other activated processes which disturb the installation process. Please restart the computer and repeat the installation." If this message pops up, just click "cancel" to skip the installation of the Syncrosoft License Control Center and afterwards "continue". The installation of Halion Symphonic Orchestra will automatically proceed.

After the installation from the DVD or the update 1.5.0, it is recommended to install the latest version of the eLicenser Control Center which can be found here.

Mac OS X


Mac OS X 10.4 · Mac OS X 10.5 · Mac OS X 10.6 Windows XP · Windows Vista · Windows 7
Download · March 9th 2010
Download HALion Symphonic Orchestra Mac - 32 Bit - 39 MB

Download · February 27th 2009
Download HALion Symphonic Orchestra PC - 64 Bit - 12 MB

Download HALion Symphonic Orchestra PC - 32 Bit - 11 MB

HALion Symphonic Orchestra Light Bank

This bank features one program for each instrument with all articulations available. Due to effective usage of samples its memory requirement is very low.  

The Light Bank can be used with HALion Symphonic Orchestra 1.3 or later.

Download HALion Symphonic Orchestra Light Bank - 4 MB


Copy the downloaded Light Bank ("HSO_Light_KS_16.hsb") into the directory in which you've stored the standard soundbanks. HALion Symphonic Orchestra will recognize the Light Bank as soon as you've reassigned the location by using the "Locate Content" function in the "Options" dialog.

HALion Symphonic Orchestra Content Update

Fixes the issue that the fxp-files "Cl solo legato XSwitch" and "Cl solo legato XSwitch_16" cause noise and crackling during modulation.
To install the new fxp-file unzip the downloaded package and copy the folders into the corresponding content folders (16 Bit and 24 bit!) of HALion Symphonic Orchestra. The updated content will be used the next time you start the instrument.
Download HALion Symphonic Orchestra Content Update - 60 KB 

Please note: The Content Update was already included in the HALion Symphonic Orchestra Update and is therefore only relevant if you want to use a previous version of HALion Symphonic Orchestra as

HALion Symphonic Orchestra Documentation

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HALion Symphonic Orchestra Manual - PDF - 2 MB