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HEXERACT by Auddict Review
HEXERACT was released in late 2017 as an early release and has been substantially improved by Auddict in the last months. I did start the review some months ago (Dec 2017) and waited for its release until a major change in the software. Now as Hexeract.1.1.0 has been released it is time to update and released the review of this now fine synth.
Hexeract is a compelling software synth, which can extend the sound palette of composers, producers, and songwriters.
With Hexeract you produce sounds, arp, sequences or just play the included instruments to enrich your composition.
With the latest released the presets have been actual increased. Now a huge preset collection crossing various styles have been included and sound surpassing.
Hexeract by Auddict stretches far further than simple analog or modern software synth. It is working towards the needs of the modern Composer, Sound Designer, and Musician.
If you do invest the time you find a modular working synth with an Auddict specific way to produce huge and excellent sounding vibes. If you are looking for a relished excellent synthesizer and want to be part of the modular movement you found yourself a modular (sampler) synth.
User interface & Usability
The UI is complicated and could be made easier to use. It is not to complicated to prevent you from producing great-sounding scores and underscore.
Version 1.1.0 introduces a huge amount of new features and presets, as well as massive improvements in performance.
- Wave-shaping (modulate-able)
- MPE Compatibility. Assign parameters to MPE gestures such as slide, glide, press, stroke and more. Will work with ROLI or any other compatible MIDI device.
- Overdrive FX module
- Convolution Master Reverb
- MIDI Routing – have the arpeggiator control only select oscillators. Split keyboards/MIDI channels among OSC’s etc.
- Dedicated envelope popup windows, with an attack curve added. Attack, level, curve, hold, decay, sustain and release functions.
- Majority of bugs and crashes fixed
The new released Hexeract 1.1.0 comes with a 50isch% CPU usage reduction.
Hexeract v1.1.0 includes wave-shaping and MPE-compatibility. Use a ROLI or other MPE controller and assign gestures (slide, press, glide etc) to Hex parameters. An MPE modulator tab has been added to facilitate control via an MPE controller.
A MIDI Routing tab has been added, allowing the user to route the arpeggiator to only select oscillators, assign MIDI channels select oscillators and adjust whether the keyboards in the KEYS tab control all, or select oscillators. This feature is mainly aimed at iOS users (iPad version coming soon).
Other 1.1.0 features include an envelope tab with more stage parameters (e.g. attack curve), a fantastic sounding overdrive FX module and master convolution reverb. Various UI improvements have also been added.
Rating: Four out of five stars
HEXERACT has a great sounding engine and comes with a good selection of some included presets. It does have a niche where it is most used, that is a good position to be in.
I liked the atmospheric presets/soundscapes HEXERACT can create, also I just love the new include presets in Release 1.10 and the support of my ROLI board
Hexeract is a software tool that allows you a composer or producers to generate excellent results fast. You can produce cinematic soundscapes, moving basses and vintage vibes.