What is Hypercyclic?
- 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
- Acts either as a VST or Audio Unit plugin for your DAW, or as a standalone application
- The original hypercyclic 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.
How do you use 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