Cypher 2 - New MPE Software Instrument

Powerful sound design tool from FXpansion      09/08/18

ROLI today announced a new instrument building on the original Cypher and Strobe instruments developed by FXpansion - who ROLI acquired a  few years back.

ROLI tell us that Cypher 2 has taken years to be developed and adds a large selection of MPE capable patches - of course, ROLI's Seaboard and BLOCKS all offer MPE. It comes with a preset bank totaling more than 1300.

Cypher2 is available now for VST/AU and AAX priced at 159UK/$199 directly from

Main Features

  • 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
  • 3 analogue modelled oscillators, FM and audio-rate modulation
  • Twin analogue modelled filters with 6 circuit models each
  • State-of-the-art 5D step sequencing & arpeggiator
  • 30 modulation-ready effect modules
  • TransMod: intuitive modulation for powerful sound manipulation
  • Scalable vector interface for retina/4K


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