Ashun Sound Machine Hydrasynth Explorer
Introducing the Ashun Sound Machine Hydrasynth Explorer. Featuring a 37-note mid-sized keyboard it offers the same 8-voice sound engine as the Hydrasynth Keyboard and Desktop. The KEY-BED provides you with great playability and expression as it features polyphonic aftertouch. The inclusion of a battery-powered form factor and reduced footprint makes the Hydrasynth Explorer a great versatile portable synth for home, studio and live performance use.
The 37-note mid-sized semi-weighted KEY-BED offer users polyphonic aftertouch for full expression. The high-quality key bed allows for both ON/OFF velocity and aftertouch as well as full polyphonic aftertouch. You can power the Hydrasynth Explorer with a power supply or with 8 x AA batteries (not included). When powered with batteries, the Hydrasynth Explorer has a life expectancy of around 3-4 hours. This however depends on the type, make, and model of the battery manufacturer.
Oscillators and Mutators
Mutators allow you to modulate, bend and sculpt a new sound. Oscillators 1 & 2 can be routed into Mutators in order to alter the sound in new (and old) ways. When using a Mutator it can also generate its own waveforms in both FM and Sync modes. This means that that you do not have to use another Oscillator. However, the routing is flexible so you can choose the other Oscillators as mod sources if you like.
Mixer/ filter routing
When using one of the 3x Oscillators they are fed into a mixer with the Noise generator and Ring Modulator. Aside from panning, you can mix the levels of the input source. The balance control allows you to choose how much of each source signal is routed to filters 1 & 2. You can also set the filters to series and parallel for ultimate flexibility.
LFO’s and Envelopes
The Hydrasynth Explorer features 5 Low-Frequency Oscillators. You can create patterns of up to 64 steps with the STEP mode function. This provides you with an amazing amount of possibilities as you have 5x mini step sequencers that allow for shaping your sound. The Hydrasynth Explorer also offers 10 standard waveforms to choose from.
Furthermore, 5x DAHDSR Envelopes have been included. The 6x stage envelopes feature Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain and Release stages. Setting a time setting for the stage can be set in seconds or in time divisions which ensures the envelopes can be played in sync with your song. The envelopes can be triggered from multiple sources as of (UPDATE 1.5).