Many people are pissed of Steinberg because of their synths. Maybe they have reasons (I own the virtual guitarist and The Grand 2 and I'm not sure if I should like them). But Hypersonic is really a great piece of work! Version 1 was a really amazing workstation, but version 2 hits the top of all synths around in my opinion. Just ask, why I use it as my main workhorse in all of my songs!
The most convincing fact about Hypersonic is the sound and the presets. There is nearly no synth which comes near it! Instruments like brasses, woodwinds and ethnics are amazing! The sound is clear and realistic. But not only the real instruments are the strength of this workstation. The synth part of Hypersonic is although convincing.
Compared to version 1 Hypersonic has been opened to sound creators in any point. You can touch all parameters, have access to many effects, all neccessary tools like an great arpeggator are included. In short words: a great place for sounddesigners to play.
Let's go through the sections: USER INTERFACE: I think it looks great. Maybe it's not the taste of everybody, but I like it.
SOUND: Unbeatable. Would double the 10 if it would be possible.
FEATURES: There is as far as I have seen nothing left you can't do with this workstation.
DOCUMENTATION: It is rather good I think. The box comes along with a booklet which contains all you need to know.
PRESETS: What shall I say! They are unbeatable. And the loading times of sample sets are really low!
CUSTOMER SUPPORT: This is maybe the weakness of Hypersonic. There are even rumours that Hypersonic will not be supported in next times. But who needs support if all runs stable... :)
VALUE FOR MONEY: I think the price is more than fair, cause you need no other synth!
STABILITY: It never crashed my system until now. I would say, it is ROCK SOLID.
I really can recommend it to everybody. It will boost your creativity!