The pic probably makes it look a bit higher than it is, I am only 5’9 and can still play the top rack fine.
The Hydra is way fucking cool but I haven’t even begin to scratch the surface, only had it a couple weeks. It has some fucking awesome features with the routing and patching through the mod matrix and macros.
The pads on the desktop version respond very well, I actually enjoy the change up of playing them instead of keys like my other Synths.
It is the most versatile piece of gear on my rack for sure! That and the simplicity of my Roland System 1 are my babies lol. I have a love hate relationship with the microfreak, that’s why she’s top shelf. Next will be diving full into modular at some point, I fucking love modular but shit gets pricey