Hybrid is a high-definition software synthesizer for Pro Tools
systems that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full
range of 21st century digital manipulation capabilities. The result is
the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set
of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you
remember or something no one has ever heard before.
Sample-Accurate Synth Engine
uses a sample-accurate synth engine to give you high-definition sound
with the performance of a real analog system. Unlike other synths, which
update envelopes periodically and suffer from the effects of aliasing,
the oscillators, envelopes, and LFOs in Hybrid are sample-accurate,
giving the synth both punch and crystal-clear definition.
A Tweaker’s Delight
comes equipped with a wide range of over 800 analog and digital sounds —
including 256 all-new patches — providing you with even more sonic
opportunities to get started creating quickly. You’ll find everything
from synth pads, poly synths, and synth leads to keyboards, percussion,
basses, and effects. Simply browse patches by category to find what you
need and go from there.
If you’re prone to tweaking your synth
sounds, Hybrid is loaded with a deep set of user-adjustable parameters
that let you create unique sounds easily from the intuitive interface.
With support for two simultaneous parts, you can layer, split, or spread
sounds to produce deep, wide, and complex-sounding patches.
Hybrid part features two multifunctional oscillators with algorithms
ranging from classic analog waveforms to digital wavetables. Choose from
nine different modes, including a new Multi-Square waveform, as well as
Saw Sync, Saw Cross Modulation (which modulates the pitch of a saw wave
with the output of a triangle wave for complex tones), Saw Multi (a
stack of seven saws in unison), Square Sync, Square Cross Modulation,
Square Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), and Wavetable. Hybrid offers 100
wavetables with up to 64 single-cycle waveforms each. A third oscillator
section includes saw, square, or triangle waves, plus a noise generator
and a sub oscillator for deep bass effects.
Sound Filters and Saturation Modes
features an all-new vintage Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF), which
makes it easier than ever to achieve those fat, retro synth sounds of
the ’70s and ’80s. This sound filter brings the legendary soft and fat
warmth of classic analog synth hardware filters to Hybrid.
the revolutionary multimode filter to control the tone color of a part
by removing or accenting certain frequencies. Choose from an extensive
collection of 23 modes. Then dial in the filter cut-off, velocity, and
key tracking. Use the resonance dial to change the tone from a nasal
sound to a ringing tone by emphasizing frequencies around the cut-off
and generating self-oscillation. A blend of the third oscillator and
noise generator can serve as an audio modulation source for filter
cut-off, producing distinctive electronic audio effects.
some serious edge, adjust the filter saturation. Hybrid offers the
original Overdrive filter, which creates a soft tube-like clipping, plus
five new filter saturation modes: Distort, which creates a harder,
brighter clipping; Hard Clip, which creates a very hard and bright
transistor-like clipping; Rectify, which creates a gentle distortion
that retains the character of the input signal; Bit Crush, which creates
deliberate aliasing by reducing the bit depth; and Resample, which
creates deliberate aliasing by reducing the sample rate.
includes three LFOs per part: two monophonic and one polyphonic. Use
the LFOs to modulate pitch, loudness, or cut-off to produce vibrato,
tremolo, or electronic sweeps. Choose from eight modulation types,
ranging from sine and triangle waves to random, “drift,” and
sample-and-hold modulation. Change the depth, rate, phase, and sync mode
to quickly and dramatically alter the sound.
the four envelope editors to easily sculpt the filter, amplitude, and
any two other modulation envelopes. Adjust velocity, attack, decay, and
key tracking, and then type in the envelope rate.
you use it in the studio or in a live situation, Hybrid is built to be
played. Use the step sequencers for arpeggiation or phrase generation.
Set the modulation matrix to easily map modulations from sources to
destinations. And set up “morph” groups to modify sounds on the fly,
from the interface or a MIDI controller.
onboard 16-step sequencers (one for each part) enable you to create
modern-sounding patches that move. Set note values, velocity, and
modulation. Then pick from nine playback options to use the sequencer as
a step sequence, arpeggiator, or MIDI phrase generator.
also offers a flexible and easy-to-use modulation matrix with 16
assignable modulation sources and more than 20 destinations. Assign
modulations to an oscillator or filter. Hybrid allows multiple
assignments of sources and destinations, all with adjustable
With Hybrid, you can assign
any rotary control or fader on the plug-in’s interface to one of the
four “morph” groups. Assign pan, filter, or amplifier envelopes to a
morph group to alter sounds from your controller while recording or
playing live. Each morph group can control several parameters
simultaneously. You, in turn, can control morph groups from the dials on
the interface or from a MIDI controller.
provides two insert effect sends per part, each with more than 40
effect types, so you can quickly change the sound of a part. A separate
master effects section lets you select reverb, delay, and chorus effects
to enhance — or warp — any of the sounds at the patch level. Easily
adjust effect parameters and sync effects to a chosen tempo.
Built for Pro Tools
was built specifically for Pro Tools systems, delivering optimal
performance and rock-solid reliability. With its rich set of analog and
digital sounds and a large array of adjustable parameters, Hybrid gives
musicians, arrangers, composers, and sound designers the qualities and
character of a unique hardware synthesizer with the convenience and
flexibility of an integrated Pro Tools plug-in.