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.
Love the fact that this is free! There is a shortage of innovative arps out there, and this one is very interesting. I like the concept of an arp which can be controlled by an LFO. Most arpeggiators don't have LFOs.