Hydrasynth Explorer

Categories: Commercial Hardware Products

Submitted by:Ashun Sound Machines

24 May 2023

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Hydrasynth Explorer

Hydrasynth Explorer is a highly flexible digital synthesizer. It features the only mid sized polyphonic aftertouch keyboard on the market as well as battery control for use anywhere.

Product Description

Hydrasynth Explorer

The HYDRASYNTH EXPLORER is the ultimate in power and portability, offering the powerful Hydrasynth sound engine together with battery powered operation and a new ASM PolyTouch® polyphonic aftertouch mid-sized keybed. The greatest attention has been put to its user interface, making sound creation a breeze. This is the ultimate companion for a portable setup, where a smaller footprint in needed. 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 EXPLORER has our proprietary 37-note mid-sized Polytouch™ keybed that offers polyphonic aftertouch over each note, giving you the type of expressive control found only in certain vintage synths.

How It's Innovative

The Hydrasynth Explorer has the world's first and only mid-sized polyphonic aftertouch keybed. The Polytouch® keyboard brings a level of expression not found in most keyboards that only have velocity or monophonic aftertouch. Coupled with an extremely deep but easy to use synthesis engine, the Explorer is a giant step forward in what an affordable synthesizer can be. The Explorer's synthesis engine makes use of customizable wave morphing oscillators and Mutators that can allow FM synthesis, harmonic sweeping, 3 forms of pulse width modulation, of any incoming waveform, wavestacking and other processed. The filter 1 uses a AI based algorithm to model many classic filters allowing it to do very convincing virtual analog synthesis as well as the other forms of digital synthesis.

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Most Inspiring Use Cases

The Hydrasynth Explorer can be used on its own of course but when you pair it with a DAW or other sound module that supports the MPE protocol as well as MIDI CC's and NRPN's, then you have an instrument that allows for musical expression not found in other devices. To get the level of control over your sound that the Explorer has, you would typically need to learn a whole new playing technique and use a control surface that has a foreign layout or feel. The other products on the market that offer this control requires the user to learn how to use it from scratch. Our standard keyboard layout allows anyone with minimal keyboard skills to open up new depths of expression within minutes of turning the product on.

Expansion Plans

We cannot comment on expansion plans at this time.


The Hydrasynth is currently available from dealers worldwide.