mucoder has updated hypercyclic, a free MIDI arpeggiator plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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.
Changes in hypercyclic v1.1.367
- Fixed: slow UI loading time on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
- Fixed: groove timing has improved.
- Fixed: MIDI song pointer follow has been improved in standalone version.
- New: standalone version now accepts MIDI sync messages.
- New: uses new test synth with PADsynth algorithm.
- New: LFO waveform is now displayed.
hypercyclic is available to download at no cost.
More information: mucoder / hypercyclic
Mucoder has released version 2.0 of Tonespace, a different, more intuitive music keyboard, combined with a chorder.
By popular demand, tonespace 2.0 now includes Mac and Linux versions. Yes, you read that right! And since this required a complete rewrite from the ground up, I have taken advantage of this to clean up some stuff and also add some juicy new features. (I hope you will agree!)
Changes in Tonespace v2.0
- Cross-platform support: Win32 (VST, standalone), MacOSX (VST, AU, standalone), Linux (native VST, standalone).
- No host required: Standalone executable version for all platforms.
- Generates its own sound. Integrated synth with PADSynth sound.
- Quick start: Demo with built-in midi tracks.
- Extra chord assist modes: play chord unrestricted (anywhere in grid), play restricted (chord root note must fit scale/key cell) or play filtered (chord notes not in scale/key are filtered out).
- Better control over mouse cell triggering: retrigger notes when dragging across cell border, hold notes when dragging (use this with midi input) or hold notes until next click.
- Hypercyclic and tonespace now share the same underlying modular engine.
Tonespace 2.0 beta is available to download at no cost.
More information: Mucoder / Tonespace
, de la Mancha
, Developer Challenge
Posted in news
on Nov 02, 2007
The KVR Developer Challenge 2007 has its winner: xoxos (Rurik Leffanta).
xoxos took first place with Sounds of Nature, a collection of VSTi for emulating common natural sounds – wind, rain, thunder, songbirds and insects.
xoxos Sounds of Nature
Well done Mr. Rurik! I did not vote myself (lack of time to check all the entries), but even if I wouldn’t have put xoxos’ entry first place, it is a well deserved win. xoxos has released tons of cool freeware plug-ins over the last few years, more than doing his part in the community.
Second place goes to Mucoder’s Hypercyclic, an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator. I guess I will have to take a better look at this… First time I tried it I couldn’t get it to work really, but it seems useful enough.
UGO‘s synth The Element of Surprise gets third place. This one was on my original list of plug-ins I was interested in. It looks a bit simple but it can do some really nice sounds. If you like randomize stuff like I do, be sure to check this one out.
I’m glad to see de la Mancha & Sink’s multi-effect VST plug-in truc up there as well (4th place). Out of all the DC plug-ins of this year, I think truc will get the most use. It’s great for crazy FSU type effects.
Check the KVR Developer Challenge page for the complete list of entries.