• Intuitive and Flexible

  • Quick and Easy Workflow

  • Wavetable Synth with 1 Wavetable Oscillator

  • Featuring a Noise Oscillator

  • 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.


WAVE In-Depth

WAVE-LITE is a stream lined version of WAVE. A few select features have been disabled in WAVE-LITE compared to the Full Version of WAVE, but it is still incredibly capable! With the full version of WAVE, you will have access to these features which have been disabled in WAVE-LITE:

  • ​Wavetable Oscillators 2

  • The Sub Oscillator

  • An extra LFO

  • Another Step Modulator

  • A Compressor

  • Over 1200 more Wavetable Oscillator presets

  • And over 1500 expertly curated patch presets.



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 SYNTH Page

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The  WAVE CRE8 SYNTH page has one main wavetable oscillator and a flexible noise generator (Wavetable 2 oscillator and the Sub Oscillator AVAILALBE IN FULL VERSION)

The Wavetable Oscillator contains:

  • Over 20 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 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".


  • 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:

  • An LFO 

  • A Step Modulator 

  • 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.


Browse through the patch library with ease and find what you need quickly thanks to the detailed tagging system and large viewing window that is part of the MediaBay sound management system.

The browser can also open "undocked" and be resized up to full screen size.

The Quick Controls

8 Pre-assigned controls at the bottom of the screen allow for quick access to the most commonly used parameters. 

The Motion knob can control all the motion and pulsing of a patch. It defaults to full motion but can dial the motion all the way down to no movement at all. 

* PAN LFO is excluded from the Motion Quick control knob.

The Trigger Pads

8 Trigger pads are assigned to the Arpeggiater's 8 possible patterns.  These can be triggered "on the fly" all without losing sync in real time.

The pads can also be assigned to the 8 patterns on the Midi Player page.