Buyer's review: "Might just be the best (read: usable) 3rd party preset pack for Hydrasynth to date. Some lovely sound design in here, very playable."

Carefully crafted sounds for downtempo, ambient, vaporwave or leftfield.
Compatible with all Hydrasynth models.
Each patch has at least four Macros defined + ribbon & aftertouch configured

ONLY $12! SEE THE VIDEO

See the full demo video below. Use your headphones. Enjoy the visuals.

No additional FXs or sound processing - just pure sound from the Hydrasynth.
All the musical themes used in the video or sound demo are copyrighted.


Listen to the sound clips

You can listen to every patch avaiable in the Soundbank for the Hydrasynth. Hydrasynth Patches were recorded directly from the unit - there is no postprocessing. Only original sounds with internal Hydrasynth effects.

All the musical themes used in the video or sound demo are copyrighted.

Use your headphones for better experience.



What's inside the folder?

In the downloaded folder you will find the .hydra file with a soundbank - you can easily transfer the sounds using Hydrasynth Manager.
There is also a list of patch names and types (ARPS, Leads, Pads etc).

128 new patches

Macro, ribbon, aftertouch configured

Easy to transfer

Just use the Hydrasynth Manager

Compatibility

Keys, Desktop, Explorer and Deluxe

Read the reviews

Thank you all for the amazing feedback!

Really impressed. Instant buy and don't regret it. They are that great and so distinctive.
Andreas Stratmann

I knew I'm buying the moment you posted about these, having previously purchased your Deepmind soundbank. Went ahead and purchased today, great work!
Dawid Sidor

Can honestly say these are by far the nicest patches I’ve heard on the Hydrasynth. I’m only 10 patches in wow! I will be purchasing these for sure.
BiG UpZ

Wow just wow. Might have to keep my explorer now.
Macaron Afterparty

Fascinating ... like your patch set for the Novation Summit/Peak very much. I guess my Hydrasynth will be happy to get new sounds
ingolf

wow, man... really showing what the hydra was built for :D
mariner

Purchased after hearing the first preset, which in itself is worth the $12. Some truly epic patches here, super fair price. I ended up playing with these all night and there are some absolutely gorgeous patches in here. A lot of these are going to be taking up permanent residence on my synth.
Billy Bart Cody

Might just be the best (read: usable) 3rd party preset pack for Hydrasynth to date. Some lovely sound design in here, very playable.
Billy Bart Cody

No brainer! even though I have thousands of Hydra patches I am getting this. Sounds awesome!
Monitus Music

The nicest sounding patches on the hydra by a country mile. I’ll be loading these up on the deluxe for sure!
Justin Robinson

Great! Wonderful atmospheric sounds
Ronald Wild

I Just 've bought them, little memory available in my hydrasynth sadly
Albert Canet



FAQ

Are these patches compatible with all Hydrasynth Models?

Yes! You can easily import the file into ASM Hydrasynth Keys, Desktop, Explorer and Deluxe :)

How to import these patches into original hardware synth?

It's really easy. Just plug your Hydrasynth into computer via USB and open The Hydrasynth Manager free software. Choose your Hydrasynth version, load the soundbank and simply drag and drop it into your synth. In the downloaded folder you will find the .hydra file.

Are there Macro knobs configured?

Yes! Every patch has at least 4 different Macros configured.

Is there an aftertouch feature configured?

Yes! There are modwheel, ribbon, mono and poly aftertouch modulations prepared :)

I have other question

No problem. Just email me at contact@synth-patches.com

How and whre can I pay for the soundbank?

You can buy and download the soundbank here using your credit card details as well as your PayPal account. Have fun!

Product Details, Delivery and Refund information

This product contains 128 sound patches for ASM HydraSynth Keys, Desktop, Explorer and Deluxe.

You can use these files for any purpose - including commercial.

After payment you will be redirected to the page with your personal download link. If you don't see the website - please contact me at contact@synth-patches.com with the transaction ID - I will send you the files manualy.

There are no refunds or exchanges available. Listen to the sounds carefully! :)

You agree to not copy, redistribute or resell any of the presets in this product.
They are copyrighted and licensed for your use only.

Hydrasynth opinion - my thoughts

As we all know every synthesizer has its limitations when it comes to sound design. Paradoxically, it is often the limitations that show the nature of the instrument - manufactures, wanting to compensate for the shortcomings, focus on the unique sound of oscillators or filters, thus creating the instrument's identity. And it is this identity that stimulates our enthusiasm, creativity, willingness to work with the chosen syntesizer.

In the case of Hydrasynth, the assumption was different in my opinoin - the manufacturer decided to minimize the limitations to minimum. Here’s a machine with enormous possibilities of creating sound, modulation, waveforms, effects, etc. On the one hand, it gives room for showing off and experimenting, on the other - it can lead to a situation where it is difficult to define the true nature of the instrument. How to treat a synthesizer that allows us to emulate the filters of other famous machines? Or choose from several hundred waves? Is it still an instrument or is it a VST with a dedicated hardware interface?

I had all these questions in my head when I started making Hydrasynth patches. It wasn't easy at first - I couldn't go beyond this digital sound which Hydra is famous for. After some time, however, we liked each other, and the multitude of possibilities, thanks to the fantastically solved usability, became inspiring. What's more - there are some clever solutions here that turn out to be extremely helpful in developing an „analog” sound. For example, the ability to mix two independent filters and decide how much sound (including noise) should go to these filters. Excellent functionality which I used very often (it is easy to get the effect of warm tape hiss which is not connected with the dynamics of the filters envelope).

My favorite feature was also the EQ - when increasing the mid frequencies, the sound of the Hydrasynth got the secific grain, so characteristic for analog instruments. This way I didn't have to use the dedicated "warm" function, which in my opinion makes the sound too muddy.

The Hydrasynth is also a monster when it comes to expressive playing elements. We can define Macro knobs, combine several of them into one, assign them to aftertouch, ribbon or modwheel - I do not know a synthesizer that would give such a wide range of configuration of sound sculpting elements in real time, although of course it means more work for a sound designer.

I recommend spending more time mapping the knobs to individual parameters or groups of parameters – for instance the elements that modulate the oscillators, especially osc sync, which can add beautiful harmonics to the sound.

While working, I did not use the wide range of available filters too often - I believe that the basic 2 and 4 pole filters are enough for effective work. An interesting fact here is the 8 pole filter - the only unusual one that I used more often.

There are a lot of features in Hydrasynth that I rarely use. They encourage you to experiment with sound - it's the perfect synthesizer for people fascinated by sound design. For others, Hydrasynth may turn out to be less accessible - not when it comes to usability (which is great), but when it comes to obtaining sweet spots. I have the impression that it was much easier in the case of the Novation Peak or the Prophet REV2 - perhaps because of the analog filters? Hard to say.

I'm wondering if I should keep the Hydrasynth. I'm very tempted to experiment with the ability to modulate the sound via CV inputs - it gives me hope to get interesting rhythmic structures. I am also aware that it was enough for me to use about 50% of the machine's capabilities to create this set of sounds. I am very pleased with the results, although I did not feel that I was dealing with a real instrument with its own character.

Lastly, we should remember about the unique feature: polyaftertouch, which is great for musicians. Moreover, the Explorer version, which retains all the features of the original, is probably one of the most versatile mini-synthesizers on the market today. So the Hydrasynth can be extremely usefull (in daily studio work for instance) but at the same time not so much exciting when you want to be inspired by the real instrument with it's own identity. For now – I’m keeping it!