HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Absolute 5, an impressive collection of standalone or plug-in instruments for VST, AU, and AAX hosts.
Included is the award-winning drum re-synthesizer Backbone layers, re-synthesizes and decomposes samples into noise and tonal parts, making it one of the most innovative instruments for drum sound design and re-synthesis today. Also new to Absolute are the vintage keys of Amped Elektra, Electric Bass and the expansions Polarities for Padshop 2, Sounds of Soul for Retrologue 2 and Future Past Perfect for Groove Agent 5.
Also included in Absolute 5 are the instruments from the previous iteration. With HALion 6, Absolute includes a sampling and sound creation instrument hailed by discerning sound designers and producers. At its side stand HALion Sonic 3, Groove Agent 5, The Grand 3 with its many beautifully crafted piano, the Padshop 2 granular and spectral synthesizer as well as the classic virtual analog synthesizer, Retrologue 2. And the list goes on: Prime Cuts and Rock Essentials Style expansion sets for Groove Agent, Granular Guitars for Padshop, Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance and Triebwerk add to the considerable arsenal of sounds.
Absolute 5 is available through the Steinberg Online Shop for 499 euros, including German VAT, and 499.99 US dollars.
Customers who have activated Absolute 4 since July 22, 2021, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Absolute 5.
More than 130 GB of instruments and 7,500 inspiring presets
First-class sample libraries for bass, choir, orchestra, and keys
New: Drum re-synthesizer Backbone
New: Vintage keys Amped Elektra
New: Electric Bass