Cycling ’74, a San Francisco-based music software company, has announced Hipno 1.0, a new suite of over forty effects and instrument VST plug-ins for VST, Audio Units and RTAS Mac OS X host applications. Designed by ElectroTap, this package features an mix of granular, spectral, and filter/delay-based plug-ins featuring the unique Hipnoscope user interface. Also included in the package is an amazing set of processors that utilize live video input as a control source, and a new set of modulator plug-ins sure to captivate both the novice and long-time users of Cycling ’74’s Pluggo and Mode plug-in collections.
Some highlights of the Hipno collection include:
- Morphulescence: a cascaded bank of LFO-modulated morphing filters ready for eruption.
- Vsynth: a plug-in that uses a live video feed as the spectral source for synth inspirations.
- Deluge: a quartet of granular processing engines wrapped into one glittering package.
- Shypht: a pitch-shifting effects system enlivened by pitch quantization, filtering, and feedback looping.
- VcolorTrack and Modulator Vmotion: a pair of modulator plug-ins to morph and control Hipno, Mode, or Pluggo plug-ins using video color or motion tracking
In addition to the host-sync capabilities and the ability to use Cycling ’74’s modulator plug-ins for control, many of the HIPNO plug-ins offer the unique Hipnoscope interface to create, control, and explore complex preset morphs and interpolations with a flick of the wrist. While immensely satisfying on its own, the Hipno collection also extends the visionary signal processing and instrumental possibilities of the Pluggo and Mode plug-in collections.
Price and Availability: Hipno has a suggested retail price of $199 and will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2005 from Cycling ’74 and its retail dealers. A Windows XP version of the Hipno collection will be available later in 2005.
Electrotap L.L.C., based in Kansas City, Missouri, develops, builds, and distributes software and hardware tools to create innovative music and art. They are also the team behind the popular Tap. Tools package of Max/MSP/Jitter objects and abstractions, and the TeaBox high-speed sensor interface.