USER GUIDE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/F1ihoFJyPRE
(to see the videos you can also go to the product page by clicking "Developer Website" below)
"As noisemakers go, this one has lot of interactivity"
"Perhaps one of the more abstract user interfaces you might encounter"
"It's one of those somewhat rare apps that just grabs your attention"
"Simple to use, yet surprisingly versatile, it's a captivating app."
Hexaglyphics is a 13-bit noise generator with an interface based on an original alphabet for hexadecimal values. It can turn gestures into a wide range of noise sweeps, beeps, zaps/clicks, squarish oscillations and abstract sounds.
- 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 sample 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.
- Subsonic sine generator for subs and 808-ish kicks. You can deactivate/reactivate the sub sine interface by pressing the channel button more than 2 seconds and then releasing it.
- Buttons for selecting one of five different tone generation modes.
- Latch button for holding down the touched points even when you raise your fingers, useful for further processing the sound using external effects or plugins. You can latch everything or just the filter bar. When "latch all" mode is active a button appears at the right of the filter bar for clearing the latched touch points.
- Three performance mode: Standard for normal gated playing, Click mode for generating one-frequency-cycle clicks and Hybrid for generating click with a single touch and long sounds with multi-touch.
- Three output channel modes: Mono, Stereo (sub is always mono) and Split (noise on the left and sub on the right, useful for using different channels on a mixer).
- Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio support.
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.
- Audiobus updated to v2.2.1
Ratings and Reviews
Glad hex is back!
Thank you so so much for bringing this back to the App Store. It may be hard to believe because this is such a niche app, but this is an invaluable production tool for me. Being able to create very precise and varied noise is not something I’ve found as immediate or ‘instrumental’ before. I was heartbroken about a month or 2 ago when I tried to re-download hex onto my new iPad, as I used it in a lot of compositions (mostly filtered through hardware as a percussion element).
Many thanks to the developer for an app I personally consider essential <3
Beyond the immediate visual candy/novelty, this is actually quite a versatile, playable instrument. The various gestures are intuitive/simple enough that I truly don't mind the lack of typical labels. All around great idea and execution - perfect example of the unique potential that the iPad has as an instrument/sound design tool.
Over the years, I've learned to really play this thing. It can be incredibly expressive and musical with a bit of practice. Super special app here.
I am SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS BACK IN THE STORE !!!! Sorry for the caps but yeah. Really happy I can install on my new iPad. I've been preserving an older iPad in its current state solely for the purpose of preserving this app. Now is available again!
EVERYONE should buy this.
I picked this app up at full price on release. One of the top synth apps for using with a touch interface. I see you've discontinued support, hope you'll reconsider or release the next level at some point. Brilliant!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.