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Steinberg Free X-Stream Spectral Synthesizer Now Available

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Steinberg has today announced the immediate availability of XStream for HALion, which transforms samples into a colorful spectrum of sounds by stretching, looping and manipulating in innovative new ways.



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I must confessed the first few sounds in the demo video nearly turned me off. I now have it and have been through the presets and find it an interesting concept, but not many of the presets grabbed my attention, but a few did. So is this a one trick pony or more to come as people get more used to it? I found it got better even simply playing with envelopes and recently I like feeding pretty much everything through Eventide's H3000 MKII and then through a huge reverb space like something that Valhalla Supermassive can provide. Things start to sound pretty awesome!

Of course it is free (it works on Halion Sonic as well as the full product), so we can't grumble too much

Speaking of Halion, the paid for versions are currently on 50% sale, so I decided to get it as whilst I have made an investment in Kontakt and some key sample library products, the gui still does not play that well on Hi DPI monitors and I find a lot of it too small to see - especially with the low contrast palette that NI insist on
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I kind of like the evolving nature of the sounds but I am not sure it is something I would use much. Still, it is free so that is something 👍

Halion 7 I have and I prefer it to Kontakt. There are a lot of good deals out there at the moment. What a great time to be a musician!
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Just installed it and played around for an hour or so. I’ll say one thing, it sure creates those intense cinematic, sci-fi, outer (and inner) space sounds quite easily. The video below where DOM makes some sounds using a simple sample shows how it could be used in a more musical atmosphere.

As a fan of early Pink Floyd and Grateful Dead I’m always up for a good freak out session. This sure nails that world. As you guys have mentioned. I can’t complain about the price.

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It is definitely one for the cinematic score creators amongst us. Free software definitely has a place in my collection and when it is both FREE and QAULITY it is a no-brainer👍
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