Hexaglyphics Noise Generator Is Like Making Music In The Matrix


Nicola Pisanti has introduced Hexaglyphics – a 13-bit noise generator that looks like it should be used for making music in The Matrix.

Hexaglyphics uses an interface based on an original alphabet for hexadecimal values. It can turn gestures into a wide range of noise sweeps, zaps/clicks, squarish oscillations and abstract sounds.

Here’s the official video intro: 

Note: PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURE WARNING: A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in this app. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” to occur. Please do not use this program if you think you may be affected, and discontinue use if the app causes any discomfort.

Here’s the official video user guide:


  • Multitouch control zone with frequency of the noise oscillator on the x axis and (linear) amplitude on the y axis. The data of multiple touch are used consecutively each oscillator cycle. Every value generated is visualized in this control zone, white are positive values and grey are negative values.
  • Multitouch filter bar: Bandpass filter when you use one finger or Lowpass/Highpass combination when you use two fingers. Filters frequencies are not smoothed so with the right fast gestures you can execute some kinds of strange clicky sounds.
  • Latch mode for holding down the touched points even when you raise your fingers, useful for further processing the sound using external effects or plugins.
  • Click mode for generating one-frequency-cycle clicks.
  • Buttons for selecting one of four different noise generation modes.
  • Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio support.

Hexaglyphics Noise Generator is available in the App Store for uS $3.99.

If you’ve used Hexaglyphics Noise Generator, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!

5 thoughts on “Hexaglyphics Noise Generator Is Like Making Music In The Matrix

  1. just a tiny bit noise performance instrument incl. filter and x/y padcontrol. ok. not new. not impressive. worth a look may be for 99ct. but what do the hexadecimal visuals to the sound, when u can use your fingertips only?

  2. so yeah – like the previous comment – is it new sound wise? nah – is the UI a bit “novelty”? wee bit

    is it fun? hell yes – it is a useful performance instrument? yes indeed!

    Just been improvising with one hand on hexaglyphics and the other on the piano – great fun.

  3. It makes me think of sort of a combination of the Coagula Light image to sound processor mixed with the Triadex Muse simulator and constrained input text to sound programmer. Sonically it does not seem nearly as versatile as a Korg Kaossilator and Kaoss Pad Mini. Although I suppose being billed as a noise generator, it does exactly that.

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