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“Cypher2” is designed for deep sonic exploration and expressive performances. It features a vast range of sound design tools and over 1300 sounds, including 500 MPE-optimised presets.

Experience an unparalleled level of expression through analogue-modelled oscillators, waveshaping and thru-zero FM. FXpansion’s signature TransMod modulation system, now upgraded for Cypher2, ensures that every session with this premium synthesizer is a sound design adventure!

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Cypher2 – Redesigned For Deeper Sound Design Adventures!

Building on the powerhouse capabilities of the original, “Cypher2” adds an inspiring array of new features and propels the synth to the cutting edge of sound design, including:

  • Analogue-modelled expressive synth
  • Diverse library of 1300 expertly crafted presets (800 2D, 500 5D)
  • Optimised for both MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) and traditional MIDI controllers
  • Oscillate Wildly – A gateway to amazing sounds!
  • Deep Tone-sculpting – Experience advanced filtering, waveshaping and effects
  • Movement & Expression – Intuitive modulation, MPE and powerful sequencing
  • Feature-rich – A vast array of creative tools that will expand your musical horizons!

Learn about FXpansion’s analogue-modelled oscillators, advanced filters and effects, state-of-the-art step sequencer, MPE compatibility and more!

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For more in-depth information on these features read the Manual HERE.

A Quick Guide To The Cypher2 Interface

At first glance the Cypher2 interface may look daunting but fear not! You will find that with a little exploration it is very easy to understand and logically laid out… if you just want to browse some cool sounds then hit the “Easy Mode” button and play away to your heart’s content!

The Browser

The Browser provides 1-click access to Cypher2’s library of presets. It also allows presets created or modified by the user to be saved and loaded.

The Navigation Bar

The Navigation Bar provides access to a number of important features including Settings, Locks, Page & Page Power buttons and the Preset Browser controls.

The Page & Page Power Buttons

The Sequencer Page, Synth Page and Effects Page buttons each switch the main editing area to a different ‘page’ of operation:

Synth Page

  • Synthesis Engine – The Synth page contains the synthesis engine parameters for Cypher2 – all parts of the audio path before the effects section – as well as the Scope panel which contains the Visualizer – a context-sensitive graphical display for various parts of the synthesis engine.
  • Modulation – The Synth page also includes several sections used for modulation: 2 Dual LFOs, 2 Ramp Generators and 3 Envelopes.

In addition, the Scope panel can be switched to display the Euclid, Curve Processor, Maths and KeyZone editors, used for more advanced modulation processing.

Sequencer Page

This page contains Cypher2’s built-in Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator. The Sequencer Page Power button in the Navigation bar activates/ deactivates the Sequencer functionality entirely.

Effects Page

The Effects page contains 2 FX chains (FX A and FX B), each of which features 3 slots in which to insert FX devices. 30 built-in FX devices of various kinds are available. The Effects Page Power button toggles the entire Effects section on or off.

Easy / Edit mode

These buttons switch between Easy mode and Edit mode. Easy mode provides no means to edit sounds aside from adjusting macro controls and is designed for performance situations in which editing is not required. Edit mode provides full editing functionality.

Settings

This button displays the Settings menu allowing various preferences to be adjusted.

Locks

This button displays the Locks menu allowing groups of controls from being affected indirectly such as by preset-switching, morphing or randomizing processes.

MIDI Learn

Activating the MIDI Learn E button initiates MIDI Learn mode for assigning Cypher2 controls to MIDI CC controller messages.

Global Synth Controls

This section of the interface is always visible, even when viewing the Sequencer or Effects pages. These settings relate to the way that Cypher2 responds to being played – including polyphony, unison,
note priority, master tuning, pitch bend and glide functionality.

Browsing Presets & Easy Mode

Cypher2’s Browser provides quick access to all factory and user presets. It also provides several additional functions for managing presets and searching/filtering based on various criteria.

  • Show/Hide Browser – The Browser’s visibility can be toggled by clicking the Browser button above the Browser area.
  • Previous/Next Preset – The Previous and Next buttons cycle through the available presets in the Browser listing sequentially.
  • Preset Name/Context Info – This display performs 2 functions: it displays the currently-loaded preset name but also shows context sensitive information when the cursor is positioned over a control.

Loading & Saving Presets

Preset listing – The main part of the Browser area shows the list of available presets. By default all factory-supplied and user created presets are shown although the list can be narrowed down using the Browser’s various filtering and search functions.

  • Load – Click any preset in the list to load it.
  • Import – Load a preset from any location and optionally add it to the preset database.
  • Save As – Save the current state of Cypher2 as a preset, specifying a name and various description fields.

Quick-Preset Slots

When a preset is loaded from the Browser, it is loaded into the current Quick-preset slot (of which there are 8 available).

CC Map controls

As well as the various preset browsing controls, the Browser also contains the CC Map controls – these are used in conjunction with the MIDI Learn function.

Keyboard/Seaboard

The on-screen keyboard allows notes to be played with no hardware keyboard available, useful for verifying that Cypher2 is operating correctly. Note that the keyboard changes between a ‘piano’-style keyboard view and a Seaboard-style MPE controller view depending on the currently selected CC Map.

Searching, Sorting & Filtering

The Browser contains a number of additional features for searching or filtering the available presets to make it easier to find sounds.

Easy Mode

Easy mode provides a ‘preset player’ mode simply for browsing and playing Cypher2 presets, also exposing the macro controls (P1, P2, P3 and X-Y pad) for easy manipulation of sounds as long as the presets contain suitable macro/X-Y pad assignments.

The Synth Page

Oscillator Section

Cypher2’s oscillator section is central to its timbral range. It includes a wide variety of audio-rate modulation functions for the 3 oscillators, which feature waveforms which continuously morph from triangle/sine to saw to variable-width pulse.

Shaper & Filter Sections

Cypher2’s dual Shaper / Filter sections can be considered as the tone-shaping part of the voice, in which the harmonically complex output from the oscillators is sculpted by circuit-modelled tone modifiers.

Output Mixer – Amplifier Section

This section provides the final V.C.A. which ‘articulates’ the amplitude of each synth voice. The oscillator is always running internally – the V.C.A. uses a control signal from an envelope to shape the amplitude (or ‘loudness’) of each voice when notes are played.

Analogue Noise Section

The Analogue Noise section simulates the effect of noise and mains hum in certain parts of the audio and control signal paths, something that usually occurs in real analogue synth circuits to some extent.

Scope / Visualizer

The multi-tab Scope/Visualizer panel performs a number of functions in Cypher2. With the Visualizer button activated, it provides graphical feedback when the cursor is moved above the various parts of the synth engine or used to adjust certain controls.

It should not be regarded as an ‘oscilloscope’ but rather as an aid to visualising each part of the synth and current signal routings

Other Functions On The Synth Page

Gated Modulators

The Ramp, Dual LFO and Envelope modules must be used with the TransMod system to modulate most Cypher2 parameters although the following direct modulation routings also exist:

  • Envelopes 1 & 2 – feature direct routings to modulate Link-activated Filter sections but can also be routed to other parameters in Cypher2 via the TransMod system.
  • The Amp Envelope – is always directly routed to Cypher2’s Amp parameter with 100% depth. It can also be routed to other parameters in Cypher2 via the TransMod system.
  • Scope Panel – As well as the Visualizer display, the Scope panel also provides several additional modulator editors – the Euclid, KeyZone, Maths and Curve panels provide additional modulation processing functionality.

Global Synth Controls

This section of the interface is always visible, even when viewing the Sequencer or Effects pages. It is used for various global synthesis settings and controls.

Polyphony: Voice & Unison Settings

While the original Oberheim polysynths are perhaps the most obvious examples for visualizing the architecture of a polyphonic synth, this architecture is common to all conventional polyphonic analogue synths and the same principles are used within Cypher2.

The numerical text-boxes set the number of active Voices. With Unison set to 1, the Voices setting represents the maximum number of simultaneous notes (polyphony) that can be played:

  • Voices – for the current patch and the number of Unison voices if required.
  • Unison – The number of Unison voices is a sub-set of the maximum number of voices – it determines how many available voices to stack for each note.

Glide & Retrigger Controls

Classic analogue synth glide essentially smooths transitions between keyboard-input note intervals, leading to the typical ‘portamento’-style rising or falling pitch effects. Cypher2 can additionally apply Glide to Velocity TransMod modulation.

The Retrig button forces gated modulators (Ramp/LFO/ModEnv/AmpEnv) to retrigger from their current value when voice stealing occurs.

MIDI Learn Mode

Cypher2 allows parameters to be mapped to MIDI CCs for remote editing and performance. In particular, the P1, P2 and P3 macro controls and the Base X / Base Y controls in the Euclid processor are intended to be mapped to MIDI CCs of your choice.

Cypher2 provides 2 distinct CC Learn configurations, called CC Maps, intended for use with regular MIDI keyboards (2D) and MPE controllers (5D).

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Modulate To Your Heart’s Content!

Modulation can be considered as the movement of a parameter over time. Cypher2 features 2 ways of modulating parameters:

  • Direct modulation of selected parameters for basic functions
  • TransMod modulation, which offers a hugely increased array of modulation possibilities

Direct Modulation For Selected Parameters

Cypher2 features direct modulation routings for selected destination parameters – Oscillator tunings, the cutoff frequency of both filters and the voice amplitude represented by the Output Mixer-Amplifier section’s Amp parameter.

TransMod Modulation

The TransMod modulation system centres around the 24 TransMod ‘slots’ in the upper part of the Cypher2 interface. With no slot selected, adjusting Cypher2’s parameters adjusts the ‘initial state’ of the synth – before any TransMod modulation is applied.

When a TransMod slot is selected, Cypher2’s parameters display any modulation ‘amounts’ that may exist from the slot to each control. The modulation amounts can be edited on the controls themselves using the outer ring for rotary controls or the slider path for vertical sliders.

Modulator Gating/Triggering

The adjustable modulation sources shown on the Cypher2 interface – LFOs, Ramps, Mod Envelopes and Amp Envelope – are known as gated modulators. The most common gate/trigger source is MIDI note input. However, a number of additional gating/triggering modes are provided for more advanced patch design.

Dual LFO

Cypher2’s 2 Dual LFOs provide sources of movement for modulating parameters and can be particularly interesting when its own parameters are modulated. Each Dual LFO module can operate either polyphonically (per-voice) or monophonically (a single LFO for all voices as found in many vintage polysynths) depending on the state of its Mono button.

Amp & Mod Envelopes

An envelope allows a sound to be shaped over time, from its beginning to its end. It is sometimes called a ‘contour’.

Ramp Generators

Ramp generators are versatile modulators which are mainly intended for use with the TransMod system. They can also be used as a trigger source for envelopes or as a delayed retrigger source for LFOs, using the Gate source selector for these modulators.

Keytracking

Keytracking is a polyphonic modulation source which simply represents pitch input from the keyboard. Each key pitch received by Cypher2’s MIDI input is passed as a pitch control signal to the next available
voice.

Velocity

Velocity is perhaps the most immediate form of performance control that can achieve expressive results polyphonically (for each voice). Almost all MIDI keyboards are capable of transmitting note-on velocity values.

While note-on velocity is the most commonly used form of velocity control, Cypher2 also supports note-off velocity, whereby a keyboard transmits a value based on the speed/intensity of the key release.

Monophonic Sources

Monophonic TransMod sources operate globally on all active voices – unlike polyphonic sources which modulate each voice independently.

Typical examples are continuous MIDI messages such as MIDI CCs, mono pressure (channel aftertouch) or mod wheel – these all represent a single stream of signals which are distributed to all active voices.

Macro Controls & Euclid Processor

Macro controls are generic interface elements which are used to modulate actual synthesis parameters via the TransMod system.

They act monophonically – they send the same control values to all voices – and are intended to be mapped to monophonic MIDI continuous controllers (CCs) using the built-in MIDI Learn functionality.

Voice & Unison Sources

Voice and Unison sources allow polyphonic modulation effects which spread parameter values within the modulation depth range according to the number of active voices.

Curve Processors

Cypher2 features a number of curve processors which allow incoming modulation to be remapped to a different output curve. All Curve processors operate polyphonically so can be used for per-voice modulation.

Maths Processors

Cypher2’s Maths processors provide the capability for complex modulation processing by applying mathematical functions to multiple TransMod modulation sources. They can be used for creation of fascinating, complex modulation shapes and are also very useful for balancing the effect of cumulative modulation of parameters from multiple sources.

Oscillator Sources

Each of the 3 oscillators are provided as TransMod sources in order to modulate parameters when using an osc’s Low Frequency button.

Random Sources

The TransMod system contains a range of polyphonic random modulation sources of various types, from simple noise sources to more specific ways of generating random values.

Gate/Trigger Sources

Normally, gates and triggers are used for various types of gated modulator behaviour which is specified outside the TransMod system (using the drop-down menus on each gated modulator).

However, they are also provided as TransMod sources for complex modulation operations, or as a way of achieving quick pulses for filter stabs and so on without having to use an envelope.

For more in-depth information on these features read the Manual HERE.


For more in-depth information on these features read the Manual HERE.

The Sequencer Page

The Sequencer page provides advanced step sequencer and arpeggiator functions which allow interesting ways of performing with sounds. Click the Sequencer Page button in Cypher2’s Navigation bar in order to access it.

  • Sequencer Page Power – The Sequencer Page Power button provides a global activation function for the entire Sequencer section. With the button deactivated, the entire Sequencer section is inactive.

Master Section

This set of controls dictates how the Sequencer page is used.

  • Rate – The Rate control sets the speed of the clock used for the Step Sequencer – it is set as a rhythmic division of the Tempo.
  • Tempo – When running Cypher2 as a plugin within a DAW/host, it is not possible to adjust the Tempo control during playback as Cypher2 is locked to the host’s tempo when the transport is running.
  • Mode – This control dictates whether the Sequencer page is set to modulation-only functionality (Off), Arpeggiator mode or Step Seq mode.
  • Trig – With the Trig button activated, the Step Sequencer is reset to step 1 when the keyboard is used for either Arpeggiator or Step Seq Mode.
  • Input – When the Input button is activated, keyboard input is routed to the Arpeggiator and Sequencer.
  • Record – While the Record button is activated, the Sequencer does not play through its steps – instead, it waits for incoming MIDI notes.
  • Gate / Hold / Latch – Only one of these buttons can be active at any one time:
  • Gate – In this mode, the Sequencer must be played by holding down MIDI notes with the Input button activated.
  • Hold – This mode is similar to Gate mode except the Sequencer holds any MIDI notes received to keep the Sequencer playing indefinitely.
  • Latch – Latch mode does not require keyboard input in order to play the sequencer: instead, it is constantly played, and plays from the first step when the host transport when it is started (when using Cypher2 as a plugin).

Step Sequencer Section

The main Step Sequencer stores root note and relative note interval values from -24 to +24 semitones. Values can either be painted in directly on the interface or played in using the Record function.

  • Length – The Length parameter sets the number of active steps for the Step Sequencer. This parameter is also set when using the Record button – it is set to the number of notes received during the Record operation.

Gate Sequencer Section

The Gate Sequencer provides events that articulate voices in the Cypher2 synthesis engine. It runs in parallel to the Step Sequencer and is locked to the same Length setting.

Arpeggiator Section

To use the Sequencer page in Arpeggiator mode, adjust the Master section’s Mode control to the Arpeggiator setting – without this setting the following controls will have no effect.

This setting repurposes the Sequencer engine to act as a classic arpeggiator function which converts held MIDI notes to generate arpeggio sequences on the fly.

Mod Sequencer 1, 2 & 3

The 3 Mod Sequencers run in parallel with the main Step Sequencer. They can be used either as individual TransMod modulation sources to animate parameters over time, or can be used in conjunction with the Matrix controls in order to influence the main Step Sequencer and Scale Processor modules.

The 3 available Mod Sequencers can be used in both the following ways:

  • As additional modulation sequencer sources for use with TransMod modulation.
  • In conjunction with the main Step Sequencer and Gate Sequencer for more advanced functionality using the Matrix section and Gate Seq modes.

Matrix Section

The Matrix section provides a number of advanced parameters for introducing variation into sequences and allowing Mod Sequencers to interact with the Step Sequencer.

Each of the parameters can:

  • Be adjusted directly with its rotary control
  • Have its rotary control modulated by the TransMod system
  • Be played via keyboard input (Pitch and Velocity parameters only)
  • Additionally be set to be modulated by one of the 3 Mod Sequencers using the Source Select buttons

Scale Processor Section

The Scale processor section provides 8 separate Key and Scale ‘pitch-quantizer’ slots from which to select with the Scale control in the Matrix. This Scale parameter can be modulated over time using TransMod modulation or influenced by any of the 3 Mod Sequencers.

Make Your Sounds Your Own With A Vast Array Of Built-in Effects

Cypher2’s Effects section is located on the Effects page – click the Effects button on the interface in order to access it.

Effects Page Power

The Effects Page Power button provides a global activation function for the entire Effects section – with the button activated, the Effects section is also activated. With the button deactivated, the entire Effects section is bypassed.

FX A & FX B Chains

Cypher2’s Effects section comprises the FX A and FX B Chains which are arranged in series with FX A feeding into FX B, unless the Parallel button is activated (see below). Each chain features 3 FX Slots for inserting available FX devices.

FX A Mix & FX B Mix

Each FX Chain features its own mix control that can be modulated by the TransMod system. It blends between the input and the FX Chain’s output.

  • The FX A Mix control blends between Cypher2’s raw output and the output of the FX A chain.
  • The FX B Mix control adjusts the blend between the output of the FX A and FX B chains.

Parallel Mode

With the Parallel button activated, the FX A and FX B effects chains operate in parallel rather than in series (A into B).

FX Slot Controls

Each of the 3 FX Slots in each FX Chain features the following common controls:

  • Power – The Slot’s Power button activates/deactivates the device loaded into the FX Slot.
  • Mix – Each FX Slot features a Mix control for blending between the incoming signal (0) and the fully-processed output (100%) from the device loaded into the FX Slot.
  • Device menu – This drop-down menu selects an FX device to load into the FX Slot.

Reordering FX Chains

The sequence of FX devices within the 6 Slots can be changed using drag and drop.

Effects & TransMod Modulation

Cypher2’s FX device parameters can be modulated with the TransMod system in a similar way to the Synthesis engine controls.

The Built-in Effects

Cypher 2 comes with a huge range of high quality effects built in to cover all of your sound mangling needs, including the following:

  • EQ-6F – similar to the EQ device with a few differences: 4 parametric mid bands instead of 2, High-pass and Low-pass filters as well as Shelf/Bell Low and High bands.
  • Enhancer – The Enhancer device is intended to add high-frequency harmonics to emphasize these frequencies in the signal.
  • Comp Chan – Comp Chan (channel compressor) is derived from a classic ‘feedback-based FET limiting amplifier’ design.
  • Comp Bus – This device is based on a classic bus compressor design from the centre section of a well-known British large-format mixing console.
  • CompVCA – The CompVCA device is a modelled emulation of a VCA-based compressor circuit with a fast and clean compression characteristic.
  • NoiseGate – A noise gate is a type of dynamics processor that attenuates the input signal until its amplitude exceeds an adjustable threshold level, at which time the gate ‘opens’ to allow audio through at its actual level.
  • EnvShaper – Env Shaper offers an alternative approach to dynamics processing by adjusting the intensity of attack and sustain portions of transients.
  • Dirty Delay – This device is very similar to the regular Delay effect but it is in fact an emulation of a variable-sample rate delay engine, using very similar algorithms to those found in the DirtyDAC effect.
  • FX-Verb – FX-verb is a high-end algorithmic reverb device.
  • Pattern Delay – This effect features 2 delay lines – the first is a multitap delay sets the ‘pattern’ and the second is a simple stereo delay with feedback.
  • TinCanVerb – This effect is a recreation of a low-end room reverb unit, perfect for emulating ‘cheap and nasty’ onboard synth FX.
  • Freezer – This is a granular buffer-looping/freezing effect that is useful for glitchy and stuttery sounds.
  • Phaser – The Phaser uses phase cancelling techniques (with the use of all-pass filtering) to create a series of peaks across the frequency spectrum. When these peaks are moved over time, a psychedelic sweeping effect is created.
  • Flanger – The Flanger effect is a short modulated delay line with feedback to the input. It is used for a sense of movement and for psychedelic effects from the subtle to the extreme.
  • Amber Chorus – Amber Chorus provides a range of chorus algorithms derived from classic bucket-brigade delay (BBD) chorus circuits found in string-synthesizers and stomp boxes.
  • RingMod – Ring modulators are used for radical timbral shifts and experimental effects. It multiplies the input signal with an internal oscillator, creating interesting sidebands and inharmonic timbral changes in the output signal.
  • PhaseMod Array – The PhaseMod Array device provides 4 sine oscillators whose phase is modulated at audio-rate by the incoming signal. It is designed to provide audio-rate FM effects.
  • FreqShift (Frequency Shifter) – The FreqShift effect changes the pitch of a signal without preserving the harmonic information, resulting in very alien, abstract and clangorous timbres.
  • Bitcrusher – The Bitcrusher effect provides a type of digital distortion that occurs when the sample-rate and bit-depth of the audio is reduced. It simulates the sound of early samplers, useful for underground hip-hop and other ‘lo-fi’ styles.
  • Drive – Drive is a versatile DCAM-modelled overdrive/distortion effect.
  • DirtyDAC – This effect emulates the behaviour of an old Digital-to-Analogue Converter with low-fidelity characteristics.

For more in-depth information on these features read the Manual HERE.

Quick Preset, Morphing, Randomization, Microtuning & Miscellaneous Features

Quick-Presets

The upper-left part of the Cypher2 interface contains the Quick-preset, Morph, Freeze and Randomizer controls. These functions involve a total of 10 slots which each hold an entire preset (state of the Cypher2 instrument).

Quick-preset slots can be considered as multiple ‘edit buffers’ – any editing of Cypher2 always applies to the currently selected Quick-preset slot. 1 of these 10 slots is always active as the currently selected Quick preset slot and highlighted in yellow.

Morphing & Freezing

Timed morphing using the Time (Morph Time) control

When a Quick-preset slot is selected, either by clicking the slot or using a MIDI message specified via the Trigger menu, the transition from the previous state to the new slot’s contained preset – called the morph destination – occurs over a period defined by the Morph Time control.

During this period, Cypher2’s parameters are moved continuously in real time to new positions as dictated by the new preset. If Cypher2 is played via MIDI (or with a locked Sequencer/Arpeggiator) during this period, the effect of the parameters moving to new positions is heard.

Manual morphing with the X-Fade control

The main 8 Quick-preset slots are arranged in 2 adjacent banks of 4. If a Quick-preset slot in the left bank is currently selected and a slot on the right is subsequently selected, the X-Fade control is turned fully to the right at the end of the morph (and vice versa).

The X-Fade control can be used to manually morph towards most settings of the Quick-preset slot immediately to the right or left of the currently selected slot.

Using the Freeze slot

The Freeze slot (which also features a corresponding Freeze button to its right) is a special Quickpreset slot which stores ‘frozen’ mid-morph states in order to create new sounds. The most immediate way to use the Freeze slot is as follows:

  • Create a manual X-Fade towards the adjacent Quick-preset as shown previously and then click the Freeze button.
  • The current state of Cypher2 is ‘frozen’, stored in the Freeze slot and named (Freeze 01). The X-Fade control is not accessible with the Freeze slot selected.

Randomizing

Using the Randomizer slot

The Randomizer slot (which also features a corresponding Randomizer ® button to its right) is another special Quick-preset slot which is used in combination with the Randomizer Pad for creating new sounds. To use the Randomizer:

  • Either click the Randomizer ® button…
  • … or click and keep the mouse/trackpad button held down on the Randomizer Pad

Microtuning

The Microtuning sub-menu allows several operations for using microtonal tuning files (.Tun files). The Import tuning files function imports .Tun files to Cypher2’s internal database of tuning files. The menu of scales allows selection from the available imported files.

Note that Cypher2’s internal handling of pitch is always in an equal-temperament 12-tone scaling – it can be considered in a similar way to the 1 volt per octave system used in modular synthesizers.

Microtuning is applied during the point at which MIDI input is converted into ‘pitch volts’ – control signals that dictate keytracking values which set the osc pitch when being assigned to a voice.

Magnification

Cypher2 features a vector-drawn interface which can be scaled to a variety of sizes, selectable in the Magnification sub-menu.

Theme

This sub-menu allows toggling between 2 available interface themes for the Cypher2 interface – Dark Theme and Light Theme.

For more in-depth information on these features read the Manual HERE.

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So What Can I Do With “Cypher2”?

Designed for deep sonic exploration and expressive performances, “Cypher2” adds an inspiring array of new features and propels the synth to the cutting edge of sound design. Standout features include:

  • High‑quality ‘component modelled’ sound.
  • Powerful and accessible modulation architecture.
  • Extensive step sequencing features.
  • Preset crossfading and randomisation for generating new sounds.
  • MPE support.

With its incredibly advanced modulation system, refreshingly unique on-board FX and brilliant presets, every session with this premium synthesizer is the ultimate sound design adventure!

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