Ableton announced this morning the availability of Hypermorph, a new Max for Live device by Sonic Faction. Hypermorph offers unique ways to design mutating and evolving synth sounds, blending or rapidly switching among four independent sound sources using a flexible morph matrix and a Push-ready modulation sequencer. Ableton describes this new synth instrument as “built to make sound design exciting, playable and hands-on.”
In addition, developers at Sonic Faction tout Hypermorph’s intuitive controls for opening up a wealth of possibilities: mix among the four sound sources using the XY Morph Matrix, or use the Morph Sequencer to blend or layer the different synth tones, creating create rapidly-changing or evolving timbres.
Using Hypermorph for tactile sound sculpting is also a option for Ableton Push users: the device takes over the pads with a customized layout, and the user can access the built-in sequencer directly from Push to automate the position of the Morph Matrix in real time. Some control functions also work on other grid-based controllers, such as Novation’s Launchpad series.
Pricing and Availability. Hypermorph by Sonic Faction is available now for $59/ €49 at Ableton.com.