Steinberg's press release for the new Hypersonic virtual music workstation was full of heroic metaphors as they are aiming to capture the music workstation market, one of the last bastions still held by hardware instruments.
Developed by Wizoo, the virtual music workstation Hypersonic
ships with large bunch of goodies: 1,000 patches,
64 effect sections, 32 freely assignable individual outputs
and 1,024 voices. - Dependent on your CPU no doubt.
The synth engine also comes mightilly equipped with sample-based synthesis, Virtual Analog,
FM, Wavetable and Sliced Loop, it also manages to squeez in four more menus to satisfy every
appetite for synthesis. And that spells a sonic revolution of
sorts: for example, rather than pumping out analog synthesizer
sounds by simply playing back samples, its onboard virtual
analog synthesizer computes sounds in real-time, conjuring
bigger, better and far more assertive sonic events.
Ahem, "Hypersonic is so much more than a preset karaoke box. It lets
intrepid sonic explorers edit patches extensively, tailoring
them to suit every musical situation. Another Wizoo innovation
affords easy, intuitive and effective editing: Hyper knobs are
intelligent and powerful control features designed to tweak
several sound generator parameters simultaneously. With
multiple parameter assignments making even very complex
tweaking operations a breeze, users can sculpt hip tones in a
snap. Performing equally well as a VST and an AU instrument,
Hypersonic integrates seamlessly into every platform and all
prevalent virtual studio environments."
Hypersonic changes hands at a manufacturer's SRP of 399.00 Euros/ Dollars.