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Pure creative power for your music production

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.

Demo songs:

What’s new in Absolute 4

Which instruments are you interested in?

Sampler & workstation

Synthesizer and electronic music

Brass

Organ

Pianos

Drums & percussion

Cinematic instruments

Choir

The whole world of Absolute

Finger drumming acoustic kit

How to build your own instrument

Beat making with Groove Agent 5

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  • In my book, HALion and Padshop have one of the best – if not the best – sounding granular engine out there.
    Simon StockhausenSound Designer
  • I am using Steinberg instruments in all my productions. They sound great, are easy to use, and provide considerable depth for sound design.
    Paul HaslingerComposer - Underworld, Resident Evil
  • A great fat collection of sounds for every taste. Good fun!
    The Bloody BeetrootsBand
  • Absolute has quickly become an essential part of my writing and I’m constantly finding ways of creating new and interesting sounds!
    Pieter SchlosserMusic Producer

Grace Period Update

Customers who have activated Absolute 3 since November 1, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Absolute 4.

Grace Period Info

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, macOS Catalina
Display resolution minimum
1366 x 768
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 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