WAVE 3.0 Simple Page
POLY-CRE8 3.0 Simple Page
  • Intuitive and Flexible

  • Quick and Easy Workflow

  • Wavetable Synth with 2 Wavetable Oscillators

  • Featuring a Sub and Noise Oscillator

  • 3 Classic Synth Oscillators with a Sub Osc, Noise Osc, and Ring

  • Up to 4 Layer Program Presets

  • Load Program Presets in up to 16 slots

*Requires HALion Sonic SE 3.2.20 FREE, HALion Sonic 3.2.20 or HALion 6.2.1 or higher.  (Note: HALion Sonic SE 3 requires mac OS 10.14 or Higher/ Windows 10)

*No USB-elicenser dongle required.  Works with soft e-licenser or USB.

HALion Sonic SE 3 is available for free as a plug-in for any VST3, VST2, AU and AAX compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.

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New Features in 3.0

  • Over 1000 new presets

  • New User Envelope Shaped Presets

  • New LFO Graphics

  • New Gate Modulation

  • 100s of new wavetable preset options

  • LP and HP drop down menus on Simple Page

  • Super Attack Fader on Poly

  • Oscillator Drift Knobs on Poly

  • New Grid Multiplier and Divider drop down for the User Envelope



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The SIMPLE Page allows the user to make quick tweaks to the instrument's most important parameters.


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The Advanced Page offers more complex controls and parameters to the user.

When switching to the ADVANCED Page, the Upper section remains fixed. This section all about having instant access to all the parameters that you will use most of the time without the need to jump to other screens.  

The Lower section is where you will find more in-depth parameters for the Oscillators, Motion Controls, FX, Arppegiator and Midi Player, and filter controls via XY Pads.

The POLY SYNTH Section

Layer 1 & 2

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The Synth Page offers the user 3 Synth Oscillators, Sub Oscillator, Ring Modulator and a Noise Oscillator.


All 3 Synth Oscillators each include:

  • 16 different oscillator types

  • Octave

  • [Coarse] Tune

  • Fine Tune

  • Waveform

  • 3 Retrigger Modes

  • Multi Oscillator functions

  • Level.

  • An LFO attached to Oscillator 1 that modulates the Waveform knob when applicable*


The Sub Oscillator Includes:​

  • Level

  • Sub Oscillator Type

  • 3 Retrigger Modes


The Noise Oscillator Includes:

  • Level

  • 4 Noise Types


The Ring Modulator Includes:

  • Level

  • 2 Sources


* The Waveform knob only operates if the Sync, CM, XOR and PWM oscillator types are chosen.

The WAVE SYNTH Section

LAYER 3 & 4


The  WAVE CRE8 SYNTH page has 2 main wavetable oscillators, a classic sub oscillator and a flexible noise generator.

The Wavetable Oscillator contains:

  • Over 1100 wavetable options to choose from

  • Level

  • Octave

  • Course Tune and Fine Tune

  • 2D and 3D display

  • Formant functions

  • Multi Oscillator Functions

  • An LFO with multiple Wavetable destinations to modulate.


Additionally if you own one of Steinberg's products that include their instruments FLUX or ANIMA you can utilize the wavetables from those instruments inside WAVE CRE8.

The Sub Oscillator contains:

  • 6 different waveforms to choose from

  • Sub Level

  • Sub Pan

The Noise Oscillator Contains:

  • Over 200 different noise types to choose from

  • Noise Level

  • Noise Pan

  • Noise Speed

  • Noise Start

  • Noise Key Follow

  • Noise Random

  • Noise Follow Pitch

  • Noise Loop

  • Noise Sync

The FX Page

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The FX Page provides you with 18 different insert effects to enable or disable.  The different effects are:

  • Envelope Shaper

  • Vintage Compressor which is at the end of the signal chain before the reverb to act like a "Mastering Compressor".

  • Compressor

  • Distortion module with 4 distortion effect types.

  • Guitar Amplifier modeling effect. Control over amp heads and cabinets as well as microphone position.

  • Chorus

  • Phaser

  • Flanger

  • Ring Mod FX

  • Stereo Widener

  • Vintage Ensemble

  • Main Synth Filter with VCF section that has 24 filter shapes and five distortion modes. There are also unique morphing filters that seamlessly blend between up to 4 out of 24 filter types via the XY Page.

  • 4 Band Fully Parametric EQ

  • Morph Filter with 2 filter shapes that can be controlled via the automatable XY controller right on the Morph Filter FX module.

  • 2 independent stereo Delays with 3 modes.

  • Efficient Algorithmic Reverb with many parameters to tailor its sound.

  • Convolution Reverb with many impulse choices.

* Additionally, there is a complete suite of 61 audio effect processors in total available via the AUX FX Sends in the mixer portion of HALion Sonic SE.


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The Motion Page is where the user can modulate the instrument and add motion to the signal.

The Motion Page features:

  • 2 Additional LFOs 

  • 2 Step Modulators 

  • User Envelope

  • Amp Envelope

  • Pitch Envelope


 The LFOs, Step Modulators and User Envelope can be used to modulate a multitude of parameters via a pull down menu. Each has an amount knob and can be bypassed individually.

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The ARP Page

This is an advanced 32-step Arpeggiator based on Yamaha’s legendary Motif Technology with extensive programming and modulation features. The Arpeggiator offers many parameters for programming phrases and altering tempo, groove and swing. Three additional controller lanes are available for quick and easy step modulation for oscillator and filter parameters.


The phrases of the arpeggiator can be recorded internally and exported to the DAW via drag and drop to make them accessible as editable MIDI events.  Additionally, you can store and trigger 8 different phrases on the fly in real time without ever losing sync.

The entire Arpeggiator settings can be locked to keep phrases even when browsing the available presets.


This is a simple midi file phrase player that you can drag and drop midi files to and from your DAW.   Additionally, you can store and trigger 8 different phrases on the fly in real time without ever losing sync.

The XY Page

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The XY Page is a simple layout with 3 XY controller boxes. The first XY box controls the Main FX Filter when it is set to dual or quad Morphing modes. 

The second and third XY boxes are tied to the fixed Lo Pass and Hi Pass Filters that are found on the Main Page.  This is a very fun and creative way to automate these filters.