The HYDRASYNTH DELUXE is the flagship Hydrasynth, offering a dual sound engine setup and the largest ASM PolyTouch® polyphonic aftertouch keybed to date. The user interface is designed with the utmost attention to detail and offers a rapid workflow
Each of the two sound engines features 3 Oscillators, dual Wave Mutators and 2 filters, that can be configured in series or parallel. Both of the sound engines has its own separate balanced analog audio outputs. The tone generating capabilities are simply unmatched.
As for the performance capabilities, The HYDRASYNTH DELUXE has our proprietary 73-note Polytouch™ keybed that offers polyphonic aftertouch over each note, giving you the type of expressive control found only in certain vintage synths.
Add to this a 4 octave ribbon controller and ergonomically designed pitch and mod wheels and you have expression and control that is not equaled in any other hardware synthesizer on the market… Today or ever.
Dual Sound Engines
The HYDRASYNTH DELUXE offers 16 voices of polyphony in SINGLE mode, that can be split into two completely separate 8 voice sound engines in MULTI mode.
The two MULTI modes for separate sound engine operation includes KEYSPLIT which creates classic keyboard splitting between two patches, and DUAL which enables layering of two patches over the whole keyboard.
A dedicated balance knob for direct adjustment of the mix between LOWER and UPPER parts of the MULTI patch is available on the panel, as well as separate stereo audio outputs and MIDI channel assignments for true bi-timbral operation.
The HYDRASYNTH DELUXE features the ASM Polytouch® 73-note semi-weighted keybed, allowing both ON/OFF velocity and aftertouch as well as full polyphonic aftertouch.
In recent years companies have been trying to find ways to give the keyboard musician more ways to better express themselves. The problem is that their solution is almost never a keyboard, so you have to learn a new technique to play them.
The Polytouch™ 73-note keybed features high quality, standard sized keys, so you can start playing it instantly.
Add expression to any patch using the 4-octave Ribbon Controller, perfectly situated above the keyboard.
The Ribbon Controller is freely assignable as a source in the Mod Matrix, but it can also be used in Theremin Mode where it will send both trigger and pitch.