Synapse Audio Hydra WiN/MAC The Hydra is a multi-model synthesizer, features three different routing models, each with three oscillators. Each routing model combines the three oscillators in different ways, by phase modulation or ring modulation – and each model has radically different possibilities. The logical organization of the user interface makes it easy to maintain a good overview of the high number of parameters, and design your own original sounds. Two of the three oscillators have 39 preset waveforms, and can be individually saturated. Envelopes can be switched to percussive mode, turning the instrument into an extremely versatile drum sound synthesizer. Hydra comes with a library of 128 useful and imaginative presets, including house/club style organs, bells and percussions, basses, subtle ambient atmospheres, powerful leads and rich stereo pads.
Hydra is a versatile synthesizer plugin
•Choice of 39 preset waveforms per oscillator
•Multimode resonant filter
•Bass expansion filter with stereo spread
•Dual voice and unison triggering modes
•Percussive envelopes mode for drum sounds
•Built in effects: Chorus/Delay and Distortion
•32-bit and 64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X
Synapse Audio X-Poly WiN/MAC
The X-Poly is a VST / AU synthesizer plug-in, which started out as an emulation of a vintage synth, but went beyond that by adding many improvements and new features over the original.
The concept of the X-Poly is based around two oscillators, each containing four special sub-oscillators spaced one octave apart. Both oscillators can be blended seamlessly between a square and a sawtooth-type waveform and can be freely panned in the stereo field. The six-stage envelopes controlling the amplitudes of the oscillators provide a linear slope for the first five stages and a semi-logarithmic release for the final stage.
A global filter applied to all voices simultaneously as well as a stereo noise generator and a sophisticated chorus effect complement the unique sound of this instrument plugin. As a result, the X-Poly is particularly great for warm backing sounds, leads and atmospheric pad sounds, that fit nicely into the mix.