The Absolute Collection – The best virtual instruments for your music production

Get tons of creative instruments with over 100 GB of sound content for every kind of music production. Explore over 6,800 presets, next-generation synthesizers and one of the best drum plug-ins available. And when that is not enough, you can easily build your own sample instruments.

Next-generation sample and synthesis workstation — HALion 6

A wide array of granular, wavetable and virtual analog synthesizers

First-class acoustic sample libraries for orchestra, strings and pianos

The best drums, percussion and beats with Groove Agent

Get inspired with the Absolute Collection 4

Cutting-edge sound design

All the tools you need for state-of-the-art sound design are here.

Writing a 1980s-style horror movie trailer

Bring the fun into horror with heavy, ’80s-style synth trailer music.

Creating songwriter music

Produce singer/songwriter music with the acoustic sample libraries.

Making a trap beat

No other style of music dominates the charts like trap just now. Learn the basics here.

Create your own instruments

See how to grow a beard... a unique instrument built from scratch in HALion.

Huge synth collection

From 1960s analog heaven to granular greatness, embrace decades of sensational synths.

What’s new in Absolute 4

Which instruments are you interested in?

Sampler & workstation
Synthesizer and electronic music
Drums & percussion
Cinematic instruments

The whole world of Absolute

Finger drumming acoustic kit

Dom Sigalas demonstrates finger drumming with a Yamaha Montage keyboard and Groove Agent’s groundbreaking The Kit acoustic drums.

How to build your own instrument

How to build a VST instrument using HALion’s super convenient Macro Page Designer.

Paul Haslinger on Steinberg instruments

I am using Steinberg instruments in all my productions. They sound great, are easy to use, and provide considerable depth for sound design.
— Paul Haslinger, composer (Underworld, Resident Evil)

Beat making with Groove Agent 5

DJ Sappo checks out the new urban and electronic kits of Groove Agent.

The Bloody Beetroots thoughts on Absolute

A great fat collection of sounds for every taste. Good fun! — The Bloody Beetroots

Pieter Schlosser on Absolute

Absolute has quickly become an essential part of my writing and I’m constantly finding ways of creating new and interesting sounds! — Pieter Schlosser

Simon Stockhausen on the best granular engine

In my book, HALion and Padshop have one of the best – if not the best – sounding granular engine out there. — Simon Stockhausen, Sound Designer

Absolute 4 system requirements

System requirements

Absolute 4
Operating systems (Windows)
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Operating systems (Mac)
macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave
CPU minimum
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core
CPU recommended
Intel i5 or faster
RAM minimum
8 GB
RAM recommended
16 GB
Hard disk free space
100 GB
Display resolution minimum
1366 x 768
Display resolution recommended
1920 x 1080
OS compatible audio hardware
ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance
Internet connection for
license activation, account sign up and product registration, installer download