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ASM has released Hydrasynth 1.3, a new firmware update that adds a warm mode and MPE support to its excellent hybrid Synthesizer.
ASM (Ashun Sound Machines) not only shows the Hydrasynth at NAMM 2020 but also an important update that users makes update. The new Hydrasynth update 1.3 brings MPE support to the table including new MPE related modulation sources such as MPE-X (normally pitch bend control), MPE-Yabs (absolute mode), MPE-Yrel) (relative mode) and MPEoffVc (not off velocity). Very good new features that make sense because of the polyphonic aftertouch keyboard
Also new is a warm mode that helps to better emulate the frequency response of some vintage synthesizers by rounding out the high end of any patch giving it a gentle boost in the low end to create characteristic ‘warmth’ overall. So you can now expect that the sounds not only sound fresh digital but also now have the warmth of vintage analog synths.
Official Press Release
As ASM advances both Hydrasynth variants with the timely introduction of the Version 1.3.0 firmware update at The 2020 NAMM Show, its innovative instruments now support MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). An advancement of the MIDI specification used by many alternative controllers, this allows for true polyphonic pitch bend as well as two dimensions of control between compatible controllers and sound generators. Get this, though: those musicians wishing to better express themselves are going to have a field day with Hydrasynth as ASM advances its innovative instruments ever closer to performance perfection!
With Warm mode’s musically-pleasing arrival — also a result of the Version 1.3.0 firmware update, shaping the sound to better emulate the frequency response of some vintage synthesizers by rounding out the high end of any patch while giving it a gentle boost in the low end to create characteristic ‘warmth’ overall, surely sound designers are also going to be happy bunnies! Both performers and sound designers will welcome Hydrasynth’s MPE modulation additions via Version 1.3.0 — namely, new modulation sources, such as MPE-X (normally pitch bend control), MPE-Yabs (absolute mode, referred to as controller 74 in some devices), MPE-Yrel (relative mode, also referred to as controller 74 in some devices), and MPEoffVc (note off velocity).
ASM Hydrasynth 1.3 also offers 128 new sounds from Matia Simovich (a.k.a INHALT) as downloadable content.
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