Steinberg Hypersonic 2
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Steinberg Hypersonic 2

Hypersonic 2, Virtual Sound Module from Steinberg.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 7 reviews )
 1 user review14 %
 2 reviews29 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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yoTrakkz08/05/2011

yoTrakkz's review"You need this.."

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
Steinberg Hypersonic 2 is a great vst plug in to have into your setup. I run it on vista OS and have absoluty no problems with it. It hasn’t crashed on me not 1 time. It is loaded with a lot of presets that you can use right off the bat and don’t have to tweak at all. But if you wish to tweak or edit any sound you can do it in a flash without any problem. This software is easy to understand and you wont need a manual. But you if choose to use the manual it will help because its very easy to understand and will get you doing exactly what you want to do. Setting this program up is very is and quick, didn’t take but a few minutes to load it up and get it running on my computer.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE


The software works great with vista OS, not too sure about other systems because I don’t use other systems. But if you have Vista you will be just fine! I have been using Hypersonic 2 for years, I update it every time an update comes out.

OVERALL OPINION

The thing I like the most about Steinberg Hypersonic 2 is the quality of the sounds, the sound quality is great and you wouldn’t expect that to come out of a piece of software for this price. Sounds are very clear and crisp. The price for this software is very reasonable, they aren’t asking too much for it. There are a lot of other vst software’s that are way more money and don’t have as many quality sounds as Hypersonic 2. So its well worth the buy, and a good investment for your studio setup. Knowing what I know now, I should have got with Hypersonic 1 when it was out. That way I would have been on this a long time ago!
antony69lyon05/09/2011

antony69lyon's review"Good, but not in all cases"

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
No incompatibilities with xp and cubase

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It doesn't use much memory, we can add tracks and instances without problems

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for several years now. Its main strength is that we can always find an easily editable sound, pad, choir or synth when we lack inspiration. Its weakest point are acoustic and real sounds, so forget about guitars, pianos, strings, they don't sound very authentic.
In a few words: a complementary vsti with unlimited sounds to incorporate into a mix, to find ideas.
vanpopoff02/19/2008

vanpopoff's review

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
Simple and fast installation, no issues!
Very easy to get a grip of, almost intuitive!


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

No complaints in terms of performance.
Light on the CPU.


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for about six months.
The pros: comprehensive software in terms of sounds, be it vintage or modern.
The cons: the steinberg key is really tedious to install, but most annoying of all, I think, is the sounds imitating real instruments, like a piano, violin, etc.... They are really awful!
I think this plug-in has really good and really bad things. Why offer twenty sounds of dreadful acoustic pianos when there are much more pleasing freeware options. Fans of realistic sounds, don't look this way.
I would evidently not buy this product again!
kumae08/10/2007

kumae's review

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
- Did you have any problems during the installation?
- Did you have any incompatibility problems?
- Is the overall configuration easy?
- Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive?
- No installation problems.
- Yes, in the beginning, with the Cubase security key, because Hypersonic 2 uses it.
But tweaking the setup I managed to change the key from Cubase to Hypersonic 2.
- Yes
- I haven't read it. The synth is very intuitive.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What's your computer setup? (motherboard/CPU/RAM/HDD/soundcard...)
- Does the software work correctly with your setup?
- How is the performance? (if measurable)
- What about the hardware/software configuration stability?
- Intel Core 2 Duo 1.98 Ghz, 2.00GB RAM, 320GB HDD, MOTU Firewire Series (the last before the MOTU HD series)
- It works properly.
- High performance, no latency. I have recorded up to 10 tracks and the CPU usage within Cubase didn't even rise to 1/6!!
- Yes, it is stable.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using it?
- Which features do you like the most / the least?
- Did you try any other models before buying it?
- How would you rate its value for money?
- Based on your experience, would you choose this product again?
- One month

Pros
Its sound library, it's very comprehensive.

Cons
I had some problems using it with ReWire (which I nevertheless solved), for a moment it forces me to activate the Cubase window to hear sounds in ReWire.
- Hypersonic 1
- A bit expensive, but it's worth it..
- Yes, I would buy it again with my eyes closed. Hypersonic 2 is one of the best on the market.
bilbo_dreamer04/15/2007

bilbo_dreamer's review

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
- Did you have any problems during the installation? No problemo! You only need to insert the CD and answer the questions. An important point (clearly stated in the manual): the Steinberg key should not be connected when installing Hypersonic 2.

- Did you have any incompatibility problems?
None

- Is the overall configuration easy?
No problem whatsoever.

- Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive?
Yes.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What's your computer setup? (motherboard/CPU/RAM/HDD/soundcard...)
Pentium 4, 2.80 GHz. 1GB RAM. 56 GB HDD
E-MU 1616m soundcard.. Cubase SE3.

- Does the software work correctly with your setup?
It works great. Hypersonic 2 uses almost no CPU resources.. I can easily have four Hypersonic 2 instruments that use up the same as Arturia's MiniMoog V.

- How is the performance? (if measurable)
Excellent. See below.

- What about the hardware/software configuration stability?
Very stable. No issues.


OVERALL OPINION

3 months

- Which features do you like the most / the least?
The most: a single VST instrument offering a very comprehensive palette of excellent sounds. The hyper-potentiometers and their pre-configuration in relation to modulation wheels - master keyboard Pitch bend.
The three "demo" modules (US-1 Ultra-Synth, GP-2 Grand Pianos and NB-3 Virtual Tonewheel Organ (Hammond)), which are in fact forever (by loading Hypersonic 2 unto two Instruments VST slots, the second instance includes the "demo" modules).
The least: certain sounds (from the lead synth block, for example) aren't always in the right key. I have found two such cases up to now. In which case you can solve the problem by retuning the sound with the 1/100-tone settings...

- Did you try any other models before buying it?
Yes: E-MU Proteus, Native Instrument Reaktor 5, Arturia's Analog Factory.

- How would you rate its value for money?
Excellent, given the sounds available and their quality!

- Based on your experience, would you choose this product again?
Absolutely!
korzins05/18/2006

korzins's review

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
Trouble-free installation. No incompatibility problems up to now. Everything was conceived in order to be able to start using the synth right away (which, I remind you, can also be used as a standalone unit) without the need of reading the manual. For once, the manual is easy to understand for someone who doesn't know much about computer music, as long as you don't want to know but the essentials.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have a 3.2Ghz pentium 4 with 1.5G ram. two sata 160gb HDDs and a sound blaster audigy.
The manufacturer recommends 1GB ram.
Considering the specs of modern computers, I don't think anybody will have problems with that.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for two days and what I like most is being able to use only one vst instrument with cubase, which simplifies everything and reduces the loading of songs. I test and own a lot of vst synths but I must confess that this one really won me over. The quality of the sounds is excellent, except maybe the pianos, which I find average. But considering its price, I don't think that's too bad. In short, to simplify your life, and for those who don't want to break their heads with 50 buttons, go for it, it's very good.
antony69lyon05/09/2011

antony69lyon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good, but not for everything"

Steinberg Hypersonic 2
no incompatibility xp and cubase

ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

consumes nothing perfet in memory, you can add tracks and instances without problems

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for several years. these strengths, there is always a sound, a pad, a choir, a sound synth easily editable when you are lacking inspiration. its weak points: acoustic and real sounds. Remember guitars, piano, string. it sounds slight and not at all true.
in a nutshell: vsti of supplements, the unlimited sounds incorporated in a mix, find ideas.