It's alway difficult to be the first who review a VSTi, but since I'm so happy with this VSTi, I just have to share my thougths. Installing Hypersonic is easy and quick. No problems at all. The USB key works, and the license can be transfered to existing USB key to minimize the number of dongles on the PC. Loading Hypersonic in Cubase as any other VSTi. The setup page let you configure the VSTi with number of outputs etc. Once loaded, chosing a patch is easy. Just double click on the patch you need (categorized like Acustic Pianos, Acustic guitars or Soft Pads etc) The sound is great for most patches, but they really comes to life with som fiddling with the Hyperknos. It's 6 knobs who let you adjust the most common and nesseserry parametres of a sound. CPU usage is extremely low, and my old PIII850 handles Hypersonic with ease. It's 5 free slots for additional sounds (not realeased yet from wizoo) I've heard a GM bank is on its way (for those who still use GM/GS) And, there's no need to compare this VSTi to Sampletank. They do the same thing, and both provide great sounds. The Hypersonic is less CPU demanding (I have both) The patches have about the same quality, but after just a week, I find the Hypersonic much easier to work with. Fast patchloading, easy editing and more configurable. The thing that can change my impression of the Hypersonic now is how fast they put out the new soundbanks, and of course the quality of them. The Hypersonic have left most of my instruments (VSTi's) unused, and now I have only The Hypersonic and a range of nessecerry VSTi's left in my PC :The Grand, NI B4, NI FM7 and LM-4 (And the Steinberg Studio Case Bundled VSTi's) For a hobby musician/produser the Hypersonic could be the only VSTi needed. For the value for the money, it's cheaper than any similar VSTi's and have more sounds. Customer Support: I've e-mailed wizoo once, and got reply fast (less the 1 hour) GUI: Clear and easy. You proberly dont need the manual :), but the manual is great, so is the PDF manual and help file. It has not crashed yet, and have all the features promised in the adds.
Edit: Drum patches can route the different sounds to their own output, mono or stereo. Editing/creating/saving patches is possible, different from other similar VSTi's The waves is created by wizoo, a quality mark in the VSTi buiseness. And, again, different from the competitors, Hypersonic is not only samplebased, it's actually an analoge, FM and wavetable synth, witch gives endless possibilities. Patches can be stacked for extremely fat leads/pads. Effects can be applied for only one or several elements in a patch, or as insert or send (for further CPU saving) There's nothing like this available from other companies (except the Roland XV range/Korg Triton range) This is the closest yet to a hardware soundmodule. It have 32 configurable outputs (competitors have 4) and they are fully configurable. If you're out for a soundmodule, this is it.
Edit II I've now sold my Hypersonic, bundled with the 3 available modules. The reason is simple: it seems like wizoo has stopped making new modules. Sampletank and Sonic Synth does the same job, but they have all possible additional sounds if you need. Hypersonic do not.......so, I lower my ratings in some areas. For a better sollution, the HALion Sample player will be great. It's more flexible, and if you need a range of new sounds, you can get it almost anywhere.........