Steinberg Unveils Absolute 4 at Winter NAMM

Steinberg introduces the Absolute 4 instrument collection at Winter NAMM, boasting a myriad of exciting sounds for sheer endless creative possibilities.

ANAHEIM (January 24, 2019) — Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Absolute 4, an impressive collection of standalone or plug-in instruments for VST, AU, and AAX hosts.
Absolute 4 is a celebration of the best synthesizers and workstations that Steinberg has to offer, unleashing infinite creative possibilities with 10 state-of-the-art instruments alongside thousands of presets and samples.
Spanning more than 100 GB of first-class sounds, Absolute 4 lays the foundation for some of the finest software instruments available today. With HALion 6, Absolute includes an extremely powerful sampling and sound creation instrument hailed by discerning sound designers and producers. At its side stand HALion Sonic 3, the brand-new Groove Agent 5 virtual drummer, The Grand 3 with its many beautifully crafted piano emulations, and the granular synthesizer, Padshop Pro 2, as well as the classic virtual analog synthesizer, Retrologue 2. And the list just goes on: Prime Cuts and Rock Essentials Style expansion sets for Groove Agent, Granular Guitars for Padshop Pro, Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance, Triebwerk and more are readily available to add even more content to the massive arsenal of sounds.       
Senior Marketing Manager, Florian Haack, commented: “We’re elated to be able to announce the fourth iteration of Absolute at this year’s NAMM show. The many instruments offer endless inspiration for creating music. Factor in HALion 6 and you’re treated to a plethora of sounds, dialed in through many presets and instruments.”

Pricing and Availability

Absolute 4 is available through the Steinberg Online Shop for US $499.99.
Customers who have activated Absolute 3 since November 1, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Absolute 4.
Key features
  • More than 100 GB of sounds and virtual instruments
  • NEW! Groove Agent 5: The very best in electronic and acoustic drums
  • NEW! Granular Guitars expansion for Padshop Pro
  • NEW! Prime Cuts expansion for Groove Agent
  • NEW! Rock Essentials Style Expansion for Groove Agent
  • NEW! AAX support for all plug-ins
  • NEW! HiDPI support for all plug-ins
  • HALion 6: Ground-breaking virtual sampling and sound design system
  • Build your own instruments with the Macro Page Designer in HALion
  • High-end synthesizers the likes of Retrologue 2 and Padshop Pro