Roli and FXpansion launch Cypher2 analogue-modelling softsynth

Roli has announced Cypher2, the newest soft synth to be added to its lineup and the second from the FXpansion team, which was acquired back in 2016.

Cypher2 picks up from the original version from the DCAM: Synth Squad and the more recent Strobe2 (version 1 also coming from FXpansion’s original synth pack).

According to Roli, the product has been years in the making. It credits the FXpansion team for creating “the world’s most extensive library of MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) compatible sounds.”

Sticking to the analogue-modelling synth framework, Cypher2 prides itself on its easy-to-navigate interface, TransMod modulation system, dynamic oscillators and filters, a state-of-the-art step sequencer and 30 effect modules.

It’ll be no surprise that Cypher2 is fully compatible with MPE-enabled devices, as well as standard MIDI controllers. 

Cypher2 is VST, AU and AAX compatible, will work standalone and is available for $199/£159/€179 on the FXpansion website

Existing owners of DCAM Synth Squad, Strobe2, a Roli Seaboard or Blocks can purchase Cypher2 at a discounted price of $79 from FXpansion until 7 September 2018, or for $99 thereafter. 

Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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