Ashun Sound Machines (ASM) has announced the upcoming availability of Hydrasynth, a wave morphing synthesizer with polyphonic aftertouch.

The keyboard version of the synth features an ASM Polytouch 49-note polyphonic aftertouch keyboard and a user-assignable ribbon controller.

ASM Hydrasynth Keyboard

The HYDRASYNTH keyboard is both a sound designers dream synth as well as a performing musicians ideal. The sound engine is designed for maximum flexibility. At the same time, we designed the user interface in a way to allow you to edit the patch quickly with a minimal amount of paging and many workflow shortcuts.

Utilizing an advanced wavetable synthesis engine, 3 Oscillators, dual Wave Mutators and 2 filters that can be configured in series or parallel, the tone generating capabilities are unmatched.

As for the performance capabilities, The HYDRASYNTH keyboard has our proprietary Polytouch™ keybed that offers polyphonic aftertouch over each note, giving you the type of expressive control found only in certain vintage synths.

Add to this a 4 octave ribbon controller and ergonomically designed pitch and mod wheels and you have expression and control that is not equaled in any other hardware synthesizer on the market… Today or ever.

The desktop/rack version has the same sound engine as the Hydrasynth keyboard.

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop

It comes with 24 velocity- and polyphonic aftertouch-sensitive pads, plus an included 19-inch rack-mount kit.

Expected to ship in November 2019, Hydrasynth will be available at an MSRP of $1,599 USD ($1,299 USD MAP) for the keyboard version and an MSRP of $999 USD ($799 USD MAP) for the desktop version.

More information: Ashun Sound Machines