A next Absynth would mean an instrument that equally challenges many standard ways of how we think of synthesizers. And it would have to bring its own sonic character. Which, when Absynth came out, was almost unheard of: a virtual instrument with its own sonic character.
“Generate” does belong there, but the effects are very basic and the modulation is pretty standard. Its oscillators and filters do sound very unique.
If NI were to ever update Absynth (which I honestly doubt if you look at their product line in the last few years), version 6 would indeed need an updated GUI and better sounding filters. Also, MPE would need to be deeply integrated. Also, the granular engine would need to be modernized, Pigments has set a standard here, where Absynth’s engine falls behind.
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