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Even though it ships with AKAI hardware as a freebie, this synth has a lot going for it. Most notable to me are the four customizable 'Morph' settings that can tweak the instrument in some very satisfying ways. Even if this wasn't a freebie from AKAI, I would see myself seeking out a synth that does exactly what the Hybrid3 does.
The amount of presets this synth comes with is ridiculous. The sequenced bass, wobbles, and arpeggiator presets are outstanding. The fact that it comes free with some AKAI hardware may look like they are just giving things out but they really are not just trying to get rid of it they are doing you a favor I absolutely love this plugin.