Beat Magazine Intros Free Röhrich 12AX7 Synth For HALion Sonic SE


Beat Magazine has released Röhrich 12AX7, a free instrument expansion for the (also free) HALion Sonic SE rompler VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin by Steinberg.

Röhrich 12AX7 is a freeware virtual lead synthesizer powered by the Steinberg HALion Sonic SE rompler (also compatible with the paid versions of HALion). You will need to download and install HALion Sonic SE first and then proceed with installing Röhrich 12AX7. The instrument is compatible with all VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin host applications on PC and Mac.

At its core, Röhrich 12AX7 is a triple-oscillator virtual analog synthesizer with a single low-pass filter, two ADSR envelope (filter and amp), one LFO, and a noise generator. What makes it more interesting, though, is the tube distortion FX section which can be paired with the digital distortion unit, resulting in fat leads which easily cut through the mix. Additional features include unison mode, oscillator drift (in the LFO section), compression, portamento, and a tempo-synced delay module.

Although the instrument is fairly easy to program, its developer Marco Scherer included a large amount of factory presets to help new users get started. The presets cover leads and bass sounds, showcasing the instrument’s sonic capabilities. I was very positively surprised by the quality of the provided presets. They make the instrument worth downloading even if you don’t find it’s feature set too interesting (if you prefer more complex synthesizers, that is). Check out the demo video above (audio in German) to hear some of the included sounds.

To download your free copy of Röhrich 12AX7, visit the product page linked below and sign in to your Studiodrive user account. Once logged in, you should see the download button below the preview image. You will also need to download and install the HALion Sonic SE rompler which is available here.

Röhrich 12AX7 is available for free download via Studiodrive (4.09 MB download size, ZIP archive, an expansion for HALion Sonic SE, compatible with 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin hosts on Windows & MacOS).

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  1. can not login

    I get the message: ……..

    …. “Please enter a valid username and password. Is your user account already active?”

    • Q, click on “Forgot password?” and you’ll get a new passowrd. That’s what I did. But I think we’re not gonna get the free copy of Röhrich 12AX7 because we’re not subscribed to the Beat Magazizine.

      Try it. Perhaps you’ll get the free copy.

  2. Is the elicenser a separate download or something? Didn’t seem to be included in the halion se exe and can’t see it on their site… Thanks.

  3. For anyone trying to get Halion Sonic SE: after several tries finally I could get it following these (tricky) steps:

    First create an user account.
    You will be sent an account activation email.
    After activation, log in to your account and without closing the session go to the download page.
    Click the “Subscribe” button after writing your email address.
    You will be prompted for your user account’s password after which you’ll get a message indicating you requested Halion Sonic SE and you will be sent an email with a download link (and also the activation code).

    Hope it helps…


  4. I think it is not enough to sign in to our Studiodrive account (the download button is still inactive):
    “This download is exclusively available for Beat subscribers”

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