I also would like to preface this by stating that I am a beta tester for Dash synthesis, but I still feel that I can give you an unbiased review of this synth, because I have spent a good month with this synth and think that dash synthesis is committed to bringing out good products for reasonable prices.
This synth is definitely a good "buzzy" and sharp sounding synth. Much more aggressive sounding than the daAlpha2k, which leads to a different sonic pallette than the daAlpha2k.
The interface (love it or hate it) is a pretty authentic replica and I think its pretty cool. Some of the text is slightly hard to read, but it is intuitive and easy to use.
The sounds- Like I mentioned earlier- this is a loud aggressive sounding synth, but it can also do some nice pads and other textural sounds. I really like the leads and basses. You can sound like Mr.Oizo and his famous MS-20 with this thing- great efx sounds are also possible. You probably wouldn't use this synth on a love ballad, but why are you making love ballads anyway? :^P
Ease of use- Very easy to program, and the random patch generator makes lead, pads, basses and efx sounds available with just 1 click. Very cool!
One thing that I really like about Dash synths is that he is making quality sounding/looking synths and is not charging an arm and a leg for them. At a SRP of 30 bucks or so this is an absolute bargain! I challenge you to find a synth this good written by the "big" companies that charge 250 bucks for average quality synths.
Support is very quick with the Dash team. All issues that I present to William, Luigi and staff are answered quickly and usually fixed the same day. These people know what they are doing. Included documentation is precise and thorough. I really don't have any issues with this synth.
Stability- this synth has not caused any hiccups on my system and was very stable.
Overall, you can't go wrong if you are looking for an affordable growly
Beware: the row of the table shows a serial number to copy-paste. Nothing illegal, daHornet had been created to be purchased but when it became freeware later, the dll has not been recompiled, so this serial number is provided to use it since that day it became freeware.