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  • Hybrid 2.0 is the high-definition software synthesizer that combines the legendary warmth of 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. Updated to the 32-bit and 64-bit AAX formats, Hybrid 2.0 is fully compatible with Avid Pro Tools 10 & 11.

    Hybrid 2.0 adds

    • New Second Filter
      Side-by-side, inline, stereo, or per oscillator routings
    • New Pump LFO
      Create the popular pumping and breathing dance music effect
    • New Preset Browser
      View, save, delete, and rename patches from within Hybrid 2.0
    • Over 150 new patches
      Created by the legendary AIR sound designers

    A Tweaker’s Delight

    Hybrid 2.0 comes equipped with a wide range of over 1000 analog and digital sounds — including 150 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 2.0 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.

    High-Definition Oscillators

    Each Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 offers 100 wavetables with up to 64 single-cycle waveforms each. A third oscillator includes saw, square, or triangle waves, plus a noise generator and a sub oscillator for deep bass effects.

    Sound Filters and Saturation Modes

    Hybrid 2.0 Introduces a second multi-mode filter. The filters can run in series or in parallel. In addition, the filters can be assigned one per channel to the stereo outputs, or set so that Oscillator 1 feeds Filter 1, with the remaining Oscillators being routed to Filter 2. Both of the filters offer your choice of DCF (Digitally Controlled Filter) or VCF models. The vintage Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF), 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 2.0.

    Use the revolutionary multimode filters 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.

    To add some serious edge, adjust the filter saturation. Hybrid 2.0 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.

    LFOs

    Hybrid 2.0 includes four LFOs per part: two monophonic, one polyphonic, and one special Pump LFO. 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.

    Pump is a special type of envelope that simulates studio side-chaining to create the “pumping and breathing” effect that is commonly heard in popular dance music. In the case of Hybrid 2.0, this rhythmic effect that can be applied to much more than the overall mix. The Pump LFO can be routed to create a rhythmic effect on a variety of specific parameters, such as pitch or filter settings.

    Envelope Editors

    Use 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.

    Performance-Oriented Features

    Whether you use it in the studio or in a live situation, Hybrid 2.0 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.

    Step Sequencers

    Two 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.

    Modulation Matrix

    Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 allows multiple assignments of sources and destinations, all with adjustable intensities.

    Morph Groups

    With Hybrid 2.0, 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.

    Effects

    Hybrid 2.0 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

    Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 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.

    • Over 1000 presets offer a wide range of analog and digital sounds
    • Dual filters provide vintage VCF modes to achieve retro synth sounds
    • Pump LFO simulates side-chaining for pumping and breathing dance effects
    • Comprehensive editing parameters for the ultimate in sound tweakability
    • Sample-accurate synthesis for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound
    • Two simultaneous parts, each with plenty of oscillator, filter, LFO, envelope, and effects flexibility for creating complex patches
    • Performance-driven features, including a modulation matrix and step sequencers for maximum playability
    • Windows System Requirements
      • Windows 8 Professional
      • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
      • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer (see details)
      • System Software: (64-bit) Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
      • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB (or more) recommended
      • 200 MB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
      • Compatible host application*
      • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
    • Apple System Requirements
      • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer (see details)
      • System Software: Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion)
      • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB required for video playback
      • 200 MB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
      • Compatible host application*
      • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
    • *Notes
      • Hybrid AAX is qualified for ProTools 10.3.6 and higher
      • iLok is not required for use with Hybrid

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Overview

Hybrid 2.0 is the high-definition software synthesizer that combines the legendary warmth of 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. Updated to the 32-bit and 64-bit AAX formats, Hybrid 2.0 is fully compatible with Avid Pro Tools 10 & 11.

Hybrid 2.0 adds

  • New Second Filter
    Side-by-side, inline, stereo, or per oscillator routings
  • New Pump LFO
    Create the popular pumping and breathing dance music effect
  • New Preset Browser
    View, save, delete, and rename patches from within Hybrid 2.0
  • Over 150 new patches
    Created by the legendary AIR sound designers

A Tweaker’s Delight

Hybrid 2.0 comes equipped with a wide range of over 1000 analog and digital sounds — including 150 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 2.0 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.

High-Definition Oscillators

Each Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 offers 100 wavetables with up to 64 single-cycle waveforms each. A third oscillator includes saw, square, or triangle waves, plus a noise generator and a sub oscillator for deep bass effects.

Sound Filters and Saturation Modes

Hybrid 2.0 Introduces a second multi-mode filter. The filters can run in series or in parallel. In addition, the filters can be assigned one per channel to the stereo outputs, or set so that Oscillator 1 feeds Filter 1, with the remaining Oscillators being routed to Filter 2. Both of the filters offer your choice of DCF (Digitally Controlled Filter) or VCF models. The vintage Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF), 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 2.0.

Use the revolutionary multimode filters 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.

To add some serious edge, adjust the filter saturation. Hybrid 2.0 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.

LFOs

Hybrid 2.0 includes four LFOs per part: two monophonic, one polyphonic, and one special Pump LFO. 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.

Pump is a special type of envelope that simulates studio side-chaining to create the “pumping and breathing” effect that is commonly heard in popular dance music. In the case of Hybrid 2.0, this rhythmic effect that can be applied to much more than the overall mix. The Pump LFO can be routed to create a rhythmic effect on a variety of specific parameters, such as pitch or filter settings.

Envelope Editors

Use 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.

Performance-Oriented Features

Whether you use it in the studio or in a live situation, Hybrid 2.0 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.

Step Sequencers

Two 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.

Modulation Matrix

Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 allows multiple assignments of sources and destinations, all with adjustable intensities.

Morph Groups

With Hybrid 2.0, 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.

Effects

Hybrid 2.0 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

Hybrid 2.0 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 2.0 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

  • Over 1000 presets offer a wide range of analog and digital sounds
  • Dual filters provide vintage VCF modes to achieve retro synth sounds
  • Pump LFO simulates side-chaining for pumping and breathing dance effects
  • Comprehensive editing parameters for the ultimate in sound tweakability
  • Sample-accurate synthesis for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound
  • Two simultaneous parts, each with plenty of oscillator, filter, LFO, envelope, and effects flexibility for creating complex patches
  • Performance-driven features, including a modulation matrix and step sequencers for maximum playability

System Requirements

  • Windows System Requirements
    • Windows 8 Professional
    • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer (see details)
    • System Software: (64-bit) Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB (or more) recommended
    • 200 MB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
    • Compatible host application*
    • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • Apple System Requirements
    • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer (see details)
    • System Software: Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion)
    • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB required for video playback
    • 200 MB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
    • Compatible host application*
    • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • *Notes
    • Hybrid AAX is qualified for ProTools 10.3.6 and higher
    • iLok is not required for use with Hybrid

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