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Steinberg introduces the Absolute 5 instrument collection, boasting a myriad of exciting sounds for sheer endless creative possibilities.

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.

Absolute 5 is a celebration of the best synthesizers and workstations that Steinberg has to offer. Spanning more than 130 GB of first-class sound content and over 7,500 presets, Absolute 5 unleashes creative power with its 28 state-of-the-art VST and HALion instruments.

Now in Absolute 5, 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.

Senior Marketing Manager, Florian Haack, commented: “We’re elated to be able to announce the fifth iteration of Absolute. With its many instruments, this powerhouse of a collection offers endless inspiration for creating music. You’re being treated to a plethora of premium sounds, easily dialed in through the many presets and instruments available in Absolute 5.”

Highlights
• 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

Availability and pricing

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.

For more information: www.steinberg.net/absolute