hypercyclic 1.1 midi arpeggiator / mangler
what is hypercyclic?
hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer for mangling sustained MIDI input chords, the output of which can then drive other MIDI instruments
it won 2nd place in the KVRAudio.com Developer Challenge '07
the sweetspot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness and syncopation, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries
what can you do with it?
The main use for hypercyclic is to generate midi that can be recorded and/or sent to other plugins. However it also features a simple built-in synth for testing purposes
you can use two tempo-synced LFOs to modulate various parameters for creating interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations.
a unique feature is the possiblity to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects.
another thing you can use is a groove function for playing slightly off the beat. The groove parameters can also be modulated over time by the LFOs, adding to the rhythmic variation.
what does it cost?
- hypercyclic 1.1 is free (as in beer)
- if you find it useful and want to sponsor further development, feel free to buy the author a beer in return ;-)
- or help sponsor hypercyclic development by buying a book, CD or anything else of your choice from Amazon via the link below
hypercyclic factory presets 1-17 demo
Demo tour of first 17 factory presets. Lead does walkthrough of presets. No variation in bass/drum.
hypercyclic slow presets demo
Some of the new, slower v1.0.172 presets. Lead uses calm arps, bass alternates rhythm arcs & fast gates
hypercyclic glitchy demo
Slow chord arp routed through an (external) grainer/delay chain
hypercyclic sequencer demo
Not-so-subtle sequencer demo