The latest Sonic State Sonic Lab review, host Nick Batt takes a look at the new ASM Hydrasynth.
With the Hydrasynth, ASM bucks the cheap retro analog trend, instead delivering an 8-voice wavetable synth design, with some rare pro features like polyphonic aftertouch and a ribbon controller.
“I think this is a prime example of how to design a heavily featured digital synth, notes Batt. “I can’t really find fault with it.” He adds that, at £1,299/$1299, the Hydrasynth is “a very reasonable (possibly under-priced) proposition.”
Check out the video and let us know what you think. Is it time for more forward-looking synth designs with expressive performance features>?