the junglist was one of my favorite synths and now the hydra is; the "update" to the junglist did not miss a beat.
GUI- the gui seems a bit more organized from the previous incarnation. the grey is nicer to look at for hours on end in comparison to the previous blue.
SOUND- i really enoy the sound of this synth. 39 waveforms for each osc gives you a wide variety of sound textures to begin with. the filter is one of the best around and probally the secretly the best 303 emulator with enough coaxing.
Features- there are some features that jump out at me. percussive envelope is one of my favs, the pitch up and down controls are fun also.
Documentation- the docs are very good but i really never used them because this thing is pretty self explanitory if you have ever used a synth.
Presets- deffinatly the weakest part of this synth. the presets do not show case the full sonic potential of this synth. all the presets are super bread and butter type stuff.
**EDIT**Customer Support-the previous problem that i had with their customer support is more my problem. i stumbled across their forum while on thier site. imo its alittle hidden but its there.
VFtM- being a previous junglist owner i had to only pay 29.99 soooo its seems like i only payed 30 bux as opposed to 100. i have no complaints.
Stability- have no recieved a problem in this area seems about as stable as the junglist was.