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Hyperion Synth by Wavesequencer Virtual Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Windows 10 - 64-bit - x86
0SX 10.11 - 64-bit - x86 and M1 Silicon
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
AIFF, MP3, OGG, SF2 (SoundFont), WAV
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Hyperion is a powerful VST3/AU plugin and standalone synthesizer for Windows and Mac which features multiple synthesis types, totally flexible patching, and up to 16 layers of 32 voice polyphonic sounds with individual key and velocity zones, pitch bend ranges, tuning, arpeggiator and individual per-layer effects.

Modular audio nodes cover classic oscillators with wave-shaping and unison detunes with stereo spreading, wave-sequencing oscillators, 4 operator FM, wave-sequenced FM, a plucked string model, a flute model, sample playback, and sound-fonts (multi-samples).

Hyperion features multiple kinds of filters, distortions and bus effects as well as logic & math nodes for generative patch design.

Patches can have an unlimited number of nodes, and node control inputs can have multiple modulation sources allowing extremely complex modulations.

Auxiliary effect buses allow to send audio between layers, and control data and MIDI notes can also be sent from one layer to another allowing for deep modulation.

External audio input allows Hyperion to be used as a modular effects processor for other plugins and hardware (audio input also supported in standalone builds).

The number of sound processing elements is limited only by the available CPU power.

More info at: www.hyperionsynth.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/Xg6EFGuT4J

Buy / register for trial: www.tracktion.com/products/hyperion

Sounds demos:

{See video at top of page}



Independent review from Molten Music Technology: https://youtu.be/z_2YihMYSlg

Hyperion live streams/reviews:


As of updating this page, the latest release is v1.29 which features updates to the overall look of the UI to make things even clearer in terms of the different panel areas and button functionality.

Recent releases of Hyperion have added more visual interfaces including the 3D waveform viewer for oscillators, wavesequences and the sample playback node, which are both super cool to look at and very informative of what's going on in terms of real-time waveshape updates from modulations and wavesequence positions with cross-fade applied or to see the sample cross fade region and start/end + playhead positions for each voice.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.88 from 8 reviews

Hyperion Synth
Reviewed By thesublibrarian
April 11th, 2022

Great synth. The sound quality of the pure oscillators is great but when you throw in wavesequencing oscillators, fm oscillators samples and per voice granulation...well things just get out of hand awesome;).

I've always had fun the modular approach, and this to me is the 'right' way to do a modern UI for a modular concept (though I also like what Madrona Labs does). It provides all the satisfaction of connecting virtual cables but without any unnecessary clutter or (still way to common) skeuomorphic design. It's clean, easy to see whats happening, and infinitely organizable.

Because of this modular design this synth is also an absolute power house - any particular patch can be as packed full of modulators and oscillators and effects as your cp you can handle, AND you can have multiple layers of patches. The sound design is already limitless - and the developer is quite active regularly updating and expanding the synth. If you own it - you know. If you don't own it, I suggest you get yourself 'experienced' :).

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Hyperion Synth
Reviewed By ThisBruceSmith
March 25th, 2022

I've been composing music on electronic instruments for my own enjoyment since the 1980s and started doing stock music about ten years ago. I was looking for new sound inspirations a couple of years back when I came on Hyperion Synth.

Coming from the perspective of a composer, I wanted a tool that would allow me access to lots of aural potential without spending a lot of time tweaking settings. Although Hyperion offers you the opportunity to get as "lost in the weeds" of sound design as you might like, you don't have to. Paul, the developer, has provided a tremendous library of patches and "combis" (multi-patch instruments) suitable for multiple genres. He also includes "init" patches, which give you a head start in creating various kinds of sounds.

And how various those sounds are! I would argue that most of the history of electronic music is represented somewhere in this product. Over the course of my life, I've had the pleasure of owning a Roland Alpha Juno-2, a Yamaha DX keyboard (FM synthesis) and an Ensoniq sample-based instrument. Sounds from all these traditions, and more, are possible using Hyperion Synth; best of all, it's software based.

These days I like to create soundscapes with lush ambient washes and Hyperion provides lots of that. However, you can also create fat leads, weird SFX, biting pianos, and so on. I would dare to say its potential is limited only by your own imagination.

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Hyperion Synth
Reviewed By Peter Mican
March 24th, 2022

This is a fantastic synth, sounds incredible, and has endless options for creating awesome sounds.

The developer listens to his crowd and is working permanently on this product, updates are coming out frequently to increase the awesome features even more.

It's lightweight on the CPU too...

Don't miss that out, HYPERION is a MUST have;-).

Thank you for creating this fantastic software, nothing comparable out there.

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Hyperion Synth
Reviewed By J1000
March 29th, 2021

It looks promising, but after very little testing none of the presets impressed me. Karplus-strong algorithm is weak, others are standard fare. Many of them are clean sounding, but also very quiet and thin. GUI is well organized, but the weakest point for me was the actual modular part. It wasn't intuitive, more mouse clicks and drags then necessary are needed. Too nerdy and inspiration-blocking. Modules are missing some elementary functions.

This instrument could be great, but at the moment it needs much more improvement, both soundwise and workflow. Comparing it to Falcon, as other user did, is just not fair. It's almost three times more expensive and I may add - rightfully. Falcon is a highly mature and polished instrument, Hyperion is still a alpha-state newbie, no contest there in my opinion.

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Hyperion Synth
Reviewed By PierreG
March 28th, 2021

Being a relative newbie to using synthesis in my composition work, I was apprehensive regarding Hyperion's modular approach, which indeed offers a rich environment for developing incredible patches, with my concern being that I'd be overwhelmed and distracted by a steep learning curve. What I've discovered is that the existing library of patches offers immediate inspiration and productivity. Better yet, tweaking these patches has been much friendlier than I'd expected, thus I'm finding great success and satisfaction in tweaking whats' already there, which simultaneously teaches me more about modular design.

Hyperion has been really solid on my very minimal Windows laptop while using it in Waveform 11.5. I'm also surprised how CPU friendly it is with complex patches. I can overwhelm my system with Hyperion's more complex patches, yet I find that I can par them down in those scenarios and still manage to obtain fantastic sound quality, with plenty of complexity to draw from.

I'm more and more enjoying creating generative audio, as well as experimenting with effects, both of which Hyperion facilitates very well. It's a blast building patches with the modules and seeing what comes from my less than fully informed modular design knowledge. So far, Hyperion has been very forgiving of my relative ignorance of modular wiring / design, which further encourages my exploration of it's immense array of capabilities.

Grateful for this amazing instrument, and very much looking forward to Hyperion's continuing evolution.

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