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Digidesign Announces Hybrid Synthesizer Plug-in Now Shipping

High-definition software synthesizer for Pro Tools systems (March 16, 2006)

Digidesign is pleased to announce that the Hybrid high-definition synthesizer plug-in is now shipping. Developed by the Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research group, Hybrid is a high-definition software synthesizer for Pro Tools systems that combines the warmth of classic analog waveforms with digital wavetables to produce everything from traditional synth sounds to modern digital textures never heard before.

Hybrid comes equipped with 256 preset patches that include a full range of analog and digital sounds, but it is made for tweaking. Its deep set of user-adjustable parameters lets the user create unique sounds easily from a straightforward interface. Construct complex patches from two distinct parts, each of which features three high-definition, sample-accurate oscillators with multiple wave modes, four envelope generators, three LFOs, 23 filter modes with true saturation, and two insert effects.

Whether applied 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.

Tightly integrated with Pro Tools software, Hybrid is designed for optimal performance and rock-solid reliability. With both a rich set of preset 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.

Features include: 256 preset patches with a range of analog and digital sounds; comprehensive user-modification capabilities from a straightforward interface; sample-accurate synth engine for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound; two simultaneous parts for creating complex patches; three high-definition oscillators per part?two with seven wave modes; revolutionary filter design with 23 filter modes, filter FM, and true saturation; flexible editing options with four envelope generators and three LFOs per part; performance-oriented features, including a modulation matrix, ?morph groups, and a step sequencer/polyphonic phrase generator for each part; two effects inserts per part, plus a master effects section.

The Hybrid high-definition synthesizer plug-in is available exclusively in RTAS format.

To purchase Hybrid, visit the online DigiStore ( or your local Digidesign Authorized Reseller.

For the most current system requirements, compatibility information, and online support, visit

For more information, visit Digidesigns website at

About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio professionals, is a business unit of Digidesign.

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