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Old 26th March 2020
  #3301
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Originally Posted by Behrmoog View Post
A short feedback after playing some time with the Hydrasynth.

I think the conversion of keyboard velocity is not good balanced between black and white keys (this is a very old problem).
A synth keyboard is always a compromise and not grand piano.
I have to compare it to other synths.

Second: Sometimes there are distorted artifacts before AT sets in.
It's not well reproducible but sometimes I hear it very clearly.

Are there any comments or experiences from others about these topics?

best regards
Bump.
No comments from other owners?
Old 27th March 2020
  #3302
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Waiting

Just waiting for US restocks.... lusting after one of these real bad.
Old 28th March 2020
  #3303
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anyone else having problems with the mod matrix. Whenever I try and select source or destination with the control knob, it only lets me select the next one in the list before the knob starts to control the depth field?
Old 28th March 2020
  #3304
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Originally Posted by Bratley View Post
anyone else having problems with the mod matrix. Whenever I try and select source or destination with the control knob, it only lets me select the next one in the list before the knob starts to control the depth field?
It's a known bug. Do the factory reset and it'll fix it.
Old 28th March 2020
  #3305
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It's a known bug. Do the factory reset and it'll fix it.
Thank you!
Old 28th March 2020
  #3306
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Originally Posted by Behrmoog View Post
Bump.
No comments from other owners?
Sadly due to the global pandemic there are so few HydraSynths in the wild.

I luckily was able to find a Bstock unit by chance and purchased it before lockdown occurred.

The Hydrasynth is incredible. The poly after touch on the keyboard version is fabulous. Sounds and effects are wonderful and offer lots of varied tone construction ability. The Hydrasynth is a steal for the price and all the features.

I hope the world gets back to normal soon , people get healed, and that ASM is able to get more Hydrasynths into the world. The world needs good health, healing and music right now.
Old 29th March 2020
  #3307
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Originally Posted by AquilaRift View Post
A new free patch bank, Roger Austli aka 'the sun god RA' Hydrasynth Bank, has appeared on ASM's download page: http://www.ashunsoundmachines.com/downloads

I haven't had a chance to play through the patches yet...
Here's a demo of the sound bank:

Old 5th April 2020
  #3308
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Originally Posted by the sungod RA View Post
Here's a demo of the sound bank:

Thank you so much for these incredible sounds. I really appreciate all your incredible design work. Thank you for sharing this with all of us!!!!
Old 8th April 2020
  #3309
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FW 1.4 is released http://www.ashunsoundmachines.com/downloads

New features and behaviors.
1. When you change SYSTEM SETUP, we now store the Tuning, Scope mode, LED Dim status and TempoLck parameters.
2. Bank change – Many people wanted a way to move to other patch banks quicker. Now if you press and hold SHIFT and turn the big knob, it will jump to the next or previous bank.
3. We have added a new mutant. The new PhazDiff generates the difference of the incoming wave and a version that is inverted and phase shifted. The DEPTH control controls the phase and the Dry/Wet control mixes the original and this new shifted version.
4. The noise generator now has 7 noise types, with Red, Blue, Violet and Grey noise added.

Bug fixes.
1. Optimize the home page patch name display.
2. Saving a patch with glide off, will save the glide time parameters.
3. Hydrasynth will send MIDI clock only in INTRUN mode. This fixes a
problem where MIDI loops could create problems.
3. When ARP TX = ON(system page) it will no longer arpegiate incoming MIDI
notes. This fixes a problem where MIDI loops could create problems.
4. Polyphonic aftertouch will work on held notes that are transposed....i.e. hold
a note, and change octave, the note polyAT still works.
5. If OVERFLOW = ON, USB MIDI will still follow AT TX
6. Cut the internal MIDI loop in chord mode with a DAW.
7. Some DAWs will send some MIDI clock messages after a "MIDI STOP"(FC)
message and cause ARP to keep playing. Arp will now stop playing after a MIDI STOP message and won’t play until the next MIDI START message (FA or FB).
8. When a program is changed, it will not send a notes off at the same time.
9. When you have MIDI loop and NRPN TX nad NRPN RX are enabled, the mod
matrix will change depth when you highlight the mod destination.
10. Fix the bug that Hydrasynth didn't respond program change when MPE on.
11. CV Mod In had the OFFSET parameter inverted.
12. Fixed Hydrasynth in Ext. tempo sync with DAW, and the ARP latched, it can
generate a long note when you stop the DAW.
13. Not sync with DAW downbeat while using ext clock.
14. Fixed a bug where the Hydrasynth didn't save Ribbon Hold in patch.
15. When Overflow = On, USB MIDI didn't respond to AT TX setup.
16. Fixed a bug where there's chance the direct Cutoff knob won't work in some
pages.
17. C-1 note didn't respond Pitchbend wheel.
18. Very low note may send wrong CV
19. Fixed a bug where sometime after you edit a patch, the * will disappear.
20. ARP will have chance to go crazy on the first notes when ClkLock On. 21. Removed the issue of the Hydrasynth sending all CC 0 when it boots. 22. Double click random on system page 12, will cause issue.
23. Fixed a bug where USB MIDI does not send aftertouch when MPE is on. 24. LFO tempo will be not right if clock changes from Ext to Int.
Old 8th April 2020
  #3310
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Hail Hydra!! In midst of a worldwide pandemic Hydra gave birth to a new mutant.

Thanks SO much for quicker method to change banks and additional noise.

Let’s all welcome the new mutant into the family with screeching eels of joy
Old 8th April 2020
  #3311
Really nice, patch manager was also updated!
Thanks ASM!
Old 9th April 2020
  #3312
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Anyone tested the issues with mono patches and MPE?

1. PB on release alters pitch of last held note.
2. Same notes note off cancelling all same notes
Old 9th April 2020
  #3313
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This looks like a great update, thanks ASM

I really hope they add the envelope curves in the mod destinations next time.
Old 9th April 2020
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Do the Macro knobs send out Midi for Ableton to capture and automate, as doesnt seem to on mine?
Old 9th April 2020
  #3315
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BobTheDog View Post
Anyone tested the issues with mono patches and MPE?

1. PB on release alters pitch of last held note.
2. Same notes note off cancelling all same notes

This version is actually even more broken with MPE and mono patches!

we can now add

3. Pitch bend on any channel alters the currently playing mono voice even though on another channel.

Also program change still not working when MPE is enabled even though it is in the fixed list! (Edit this is fixed but the update had turned off PgmChgRX!)
Old 9th April 2020
  #3316
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With 1.4 is "Send Patch.." and "Send All Patch.." working for anyone over USB?
Old 9th April 2020
  #3317
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Do the Macro knobs send out Midi for Ableton to capture and automate, as doesnt seem to on mine?
You need to turn NRPN TX and RX on, page 6/11 of system.
Old 9th April 2020
  #3318
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You need to turn NRPN TX and RX on, page 6/11 of system.
Already on.
Old 9th April 2020
  #3319
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Already on.
Mhmm, that bit at least is working here.

I am having other weird midi things though.

Does anyone know if you can flash the previous version back?
Old 9th April 2020
  #3320
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Maybe try a factory reset after updating?
Old 9th April 2020
  #3321
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BobTheDog View Post
Mhmm, that bit at least is working here.

I am having other weird midi things though.

Does anyone know if you can flash the previous version back?
btw, are you on facebook? if so, there's a hydrasynth group with a lot of very knowledgeable people (including asm folks at times). if you already know this, apologies.
Old 9th April 2020
  #3322
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Hi Guys, thanks for the info.

I will try a factory reset.

I do try to keep away from Facebook though!
Old 10th April 2020
  #3323
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I do try to keep away from Facebook though!
perfectly understandable—and probably wise.

unfortunately, that's where most of the action for this synth is at the moment.

this thread has had maybe 15 posts in last 5 days? (and that's been busy, before that, not much for a week or more.) the fb page can have that in a day.

anyway, i totally get it.

Last edited by steubig; 10th April 2020 at 12:51 AM.. Reason: number
Old 10th April 2020
  #3324
Patch Manager for OSX 10.7 link?

Hey, anybody have a version of the Hydrasynth Patch Manager for OSX 10.7 ?

would be very grateful if anyone can supply me with a link to that version. The current version has to have 10.11 osx or later.

the manager is a must for my custom patches. thanks.
Old 10th April 2020
  #3325
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A new sound bank for the hydrasynth:

Old 10th April 2020
  #3326
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A new sound bank for the hydrasynth:
"This product is not currently for sale."

??

Any idea when it will be?
Old 10th April 2020
  #3327
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Hmm, Update 1.4 has fixed my sync issues with the Hydrasynth (desktop). If the Hydrasynth was using the external clock signal from my DAW for sync. the Arp, LFO's etc., there had been 30ms latency. Now It's fine.

But with 1.4 the arpeggiator doesn't work anymore. External MIDI notes will be ignored. It's only working, if 'im triggering the notes with the pad's on the Hydrasynth. Tried a factory reset without success. Any ideas?
Old 10th April 2020
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlameTop View Post
"This product is not currently for sale."

??

Any idea when it will be?
Now it is available:
https://gum.co/kZXye

Old 10th April 2020
  #3329
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Now it is available:
https://gum.co/kZXye
Thank you. Purchsed!
Old 10th April 2020
  #3330
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Originally Posted by Buma View Post
Hmm, Update 1.4 has fixed my sync issues with the Hydrasynth (desktop). If the Hydrasynth was using the external clock signal from my DAW for sync. the Arp, LFO's etc., there had been 30ms latency. Now It's fine.

But with 1.4 the arpeggiator doesn't work anymore. External MIDI notes will be ignored. It's only working, if 'im triggering the notes with the pad's on the Hydrasynth. Tried a factory reset without success. Any ideas?
Is it this?
Bug fixes.
....
3. When ARP TX = ON(system page) it will no longer arpegiate incoming MIDI
notes. This fixes a problem where MIDI loops could create problems.
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