Air Hybrid 3? Opinions, comparable with?

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KVRAF
6635 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:46 pm

cause of the recent black friday news it will be pretty cheap and i got interested but it seems there is NO demo? this sucks...... but with which synth would you compare it and what do you think about Air Hybrid 3? just another vst?
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KVRAF
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KVRian
646 posts since 9 Jun, 2014 from UK

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:56 pm

Another great review here:
http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/exc ... h-hybrid-3

"If you’re a dance producer, composer, or DJ, you’ll likely be extremely interested in AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3. It’s a synth that can fill many different roles as G. W. Childs discovers"
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6635 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:00 pm

how is it compared to sylenth1? one of my beloved synth cause it has such a powerful great saw sound and others. i appreciated your post but no demo = no instant buy so i check feedbacks, comparisons etc.

what does this synth do more/better than sylenth1? or others?

i also have zebra2 which might be also comparable?
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KVRAF
13133 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:12 pm

It sounds very much to me like it's in the sylenth/dune camp. It's a modern synth with some flexibility in the sequencer. It doesn't sound "amazing" to me, but then, very little does. It comes with a lot of presets. If I were in the market for such a synth, I'd wait for hive.

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KVRian
556 posts since 20 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:20 pm

Caine123 wrote:with which synth would you compare it
I'd say Omnisphere and Alchemy.

KVRAF
13133 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:38 pm

KTlin wrote:
Caine123 wrote:with which synth would you compare it
I'd say Omnisphere and Alchemy.
There isn't a single velocity layered sample in sight, I'm not sure how you're comparing it to omnisphere. For that matter, it's also not additive, nor does it have any ability to load samples or perform resynthsis, how exactly is it comparable to alchemy?

It is a straightforward modern VA with two "layers" and a flexible sequencer/arp/gate. Each layer has three VA/Wavetable oscillators. There's no burning piano or glorious guitars in there anywhere.

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KVRian
556 posts since 20 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:13 pm

ghettosynth wrote: There isn't a single velocity layered sample in sight, I'm not sure how you're comparing it to omnisphere. For that matter, it's also not additive, nor does it have any ability to load samples or perform resynthsis, how exactly is it comparable to alchemy?
Yes, my bad. I don't use Hybrid3, but I was under the impression that it also uses samples besides VA and Wavetables oscilators.

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KVRian
955 posts since 26 Sep, 2013 from Arizona, USA

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:52 pm

It reminds me of Z3TA+ 2 for some reason. It is pretty nice!

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KVRist
444 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Finland

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:00 pm

It's ok, but if I could turn back time I would not buy it again. I just really don't have any use for it. It doesn't offer anything new to me.

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KVRAF
2650 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:45 pm

Hybrid 3 is great for EDM leads, pads and plucks. It has a really nice FX and arp/seq section and comes with a load of excellent presets. Highly recommended at $49.

KVRAF
1575 posts since 24 Feb, 2004

Post Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:12 am

ghettosynth wrote:
KTlin wrote:
Caine123 wrote:with which synth would you compare it
I'd say Omnisphere and Alchemy.
There isn't a single velocity layered sample in sight, I'm not sure how you're comparing it to omnisphere. For that matter, it's also not additive, nor does it have any ability to load samples or perform resynthsis, how exactly is it comparable to alchemy?

It is a straightforward modern VA with two "layers" and a flexible sequencer/arp/gate. Each layer has three VA/Wavetable oscillators. There's no burning piano or glorious guitars in there anywhere.

I'd spend my money on Zebra2, given a choice. The only AIR instrument worth bothering with is Vacuum, IMO.
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KVRAF
6142 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:39 am

db3 wrote:Hybrid 3 is great for EDM leads, pads and plucks. It has a really nice FX and arp/seq section and comes with a load of excellent presets. Highly recommended at $49.
+1

Where is it $49? That's a great deal.
I thought I'd post a pad preset I made with it recently. No external effects were added, just Hybrid3 playing.

https://soundcloud.com/examigan/epic-pad

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KVRian
646 posts since 9 Jun, 2014 from UK

Post Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:57 am

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6635 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:19 am

re_mute wrote:
ghettosynth wrote:
KTlin wrote:
Caine123 wrote:with which synth would you compare it
I'd say Omnisphere and Alchemy.
There isn't a single velocity layered sample in sight, I'm not sure how you're comparing it to omnisphere. For that matter, it's also not additive, nor does it have any ability to load samples or perform resynthsis, how exactly is it comparable to alchemy?

It is a straightforward modern VA with two "layers" and a flexible sequencer/arp/gate. Each layer has three VA/Wavetable oscillators. There's no burning piano or glorious guitars in there anywhere.

I'd spend my money on Zebra2, given a choice. The only AIR instrument worth bothering with is Vacuum, IMO.
i got zebra2, ok seems i need to learn more zebra2 :D.
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