Free Sound Libraries for ASM Hydrasynth


Analoguesque Sound Designs sound designer Ian Wilson let us know that he has released 3 free sound banks of 128 patches for the ASM Hydrasynth.


What he shared about the three sound banks:


Bank 1 is “Analoguesque Bread & Butter I”, which contains 128 presets covering analog blips and bleeps, FM sounds, large basses, and a host of presets that will be familiar to lovers of 80s synth hits. How about Daft Punk’s “Da Funk” lead or Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” sequence. Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough” or “Nodisco” leads anyone? The jewel is a synthesized version of the famed Fairlight ARR1 preset, which is uncannily close to the original. This sound is used prevalently in 80s hits from bands like The Cars, Tears for Fears, Yazoo, Duran Duran, and The Art of Noise, to name a few. There are also drum and percussion sounds that can be tweaked with the macro knobs to provide fun alternatives. On that note, many of the presets can be tweaked subtly or even drastically using the macro knobs, expanding the sonic palette beyond 384 presets.


“Analoguesque Bread & Butter II” continues in a similar vein to I, with another 128 presets covering large basses, leads and pads. Plenty of timbral ground is covered by these presets, showcasing the sonic tip-of-the-iceberg potential of the ASM Hydrasynth.


“Analoguesque Esoteric I” is the 3rd bank that is a little more “out there”. Lots of atmospheric pads and very large sounding presets in general, that should fill gaps in any genre of music.

The three soundbanks for the ASM Hydrasynth are available now as free downloads.


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