Riff & Solo in synthesis with the new 7-String Powerhouse
Studio-recorded electric guitar in hi-res audio. Hydro recreates the sound of a professionally recorded custom electric guitar, giving keyboard players the power to play realistic and expressive electric guitar parts complete with pinch harmonics and palm muting. Djent, Metal & Death Core and virtually any kind of rock in between, now on the keyboard and in the box. The sound of the world’s most iconic custom-made guitars, professionally synthesized with the best possible equipment.
Create lifelike MIDI guitar tracks
By capturing the nuances of live performances, Hydro enables keyboardists to achieve lifelike guitar sounds in the studio, or while performing or rehearsing. Synthetic Force engine creates their signature sounds using ultra hi-res electric guitar samples which are threaded with dynamic artificial synthesis. This proprietary synthetic DI engine generates realistic harmonic resonances based on the combination of notes played, giving it an edge over purely sample-based virtual guitars.
Perform with real guitar techniques
Hydro lets you perform pitch bends, slides, palm mutes, and pinch harmonics using your keyboard. Hydro’s real-time generated harmonics make these guitar techniques sound lifelike in your arrangements. Additionally, Hydro features an ultra-low latent profile, making it an excellent choice for live performances.
FEATURES: *Mixing Console: Blend together the sound of a bridge pickup, neck pickup, and seven piezo pickups. *Piezo Color Preamp: Add rich analog preamp color to the sound captured by the piezo pickups. *Pinch Harmonics: Blend pinch-harmonics into your main tone using the mod wheel controller on your keyboard. Make your riffs cooler, and your solos scream. *Palm Muting: Create palm mutes by holding the sustain pedal on your MIDI keyboard for “Dzj Dzj” metal sounds. *Neck Position Mapping: Select from various neck mappings across all seven strings. *Picking Behavior: Hydro uses AI to predict the correct picking direction (up or down) based on the tempo of playing, neck position, and velocity of the previously played notes. *Real-Time Note Detune: A randomized detune option makes your tone more realistic and dynamic. *Velocity Map: Control the gain applied to different velocity ranges. *Attack and Release Controls: Adjust the length of the onset and tail-end of notes. *Strumming Note Offset: Add a delay between notes to create realistic strums when playing chords.