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v2.3.2 v2.3.1 Zynaptiq Morph

Zynaptiq Morph
  
Zynaptiq Morph

Real-Time Structural Audio Morphing

MORPH 2 is a real-time plug-in for structural audio morphing, the sonic equivalent of one object slowly changing its shape to become a different object – for example, one face becoming another. Super-charged with a selection of 5 different morphing algorithms, a stunningly clean formant shifter as well as a lush reverb that seems to extend sounds much like some highly revered vintage hardware boxes, MORPH 2 opens up a whole new universe of sounds to explore.

Create seamless morphing transitions, new hybrid sounds that combine aspects of existing ones, physically impossible instruments, the furthest-out creature and robot voices, talkbox-esque effects and other outrageously unique new sounds. Whether you’re a sound designer for film or games looking for that signature sound, or a music producer or remix artist wanting to create new content from existing recordings…look no further, MORPH is for you!

A Zynaptified Classic

Originally developed by audio processing pioneers Prosoniq, for version 2.0 we’ve taken MORPH and zynaptified it, porting it to all platforms, enhancing the existing algorithm, adding a whole bunch of new features, and generally making it even more awesome.

The MORPH 2 features at a glance:

  • 5 Unique feature-aware structural audio morphing algorithms.
  • Morphs between two input channels or input and side-chain.
  • Dual morphing circuits with crossfade option.
  • High-quality formant shifter.
  • Uses cutting edge signal transform technology for superb fidelity and intelligibility.
  • Both inputs can be mixed into the output or switched to solo.
  • Built-In Hall Reverb.
  • Fully real-time for immediate results.

MORPH 2 supports all common sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz and can operate in dual-mono, true stereo or 4-2 channel layouts (actually available options depend on host/format capabilities).

What’s new in MORPH version 2.0:

  • MORPH is now a Zynaptiq-branded product.
  • Now supports AU, AAX Native, RTAS and VST on Mac and Windows.
  • 2 unique new morphing algorithms, TIGHT and INTERWEAVE.
  • Increased resolution for the original CLASSIC algorithm.
  • Low-latency versions of the CLASSIC and INTERWEAVE algorithms.
  • New high-quality Formant-Shift parameter.
  • New Amplitude Sensitivity and Complexity parameters for more detailed control of the morphing process.
  • New seamless control of reverb parameters.
  • New Damping parameter for the reverb section.
  • Newly designed GUI with improved ergonomics and a stunning look and feel.
  • Now uses PACE EDEN copy protection for machine or iLok2-based authorization.

A Whole New Universe Of Sounds. A Multi-Verse, Actually.

MORPH 2.0 features not one but three different morphing algorithms, two of which have additional low-latency versions with their own distinct sonic character, for a total of 5 different flavors of sound hybridization goodness (considering that A-to-B and B-to-A sound different, it’s effectively even 10 flavors…). Add to that the brand-new Amplitude Sensitivity, Complexity and Formant Shift parameters and you’ll never run out of unique new sounds.

FORMANTS, Not Just Formants.

Speaking of the MORPH 2 formant shifter…it is – quite simply – stunningly good. Whether you use it on voice, drums, instruments or SFX captured in the field – it always sounds natural and focused, preserving all your sound’s detail, without introducing any of the granular or “spectral blurring” artifacts associated with traditional approaches to formant shifting. If you’re reading this, most likely you are a discerning audio connoisseur, and thus most likely you’ll fall in love with the MORPH 2 formant shifter the first time you hear it!

Impossible Mathematics, Easier Than Pie

Because of its pretty-much-one-control approach, using MORPH is a breeze. That said, it does some very heavy mathematical lifting under the hood. While the term “audio morphing” is widely used, what it typically describes is a simple interpolation of parameter values or spectral data. MORPH takes an entirely different approach, which is both mathematically a lot more complex and at the same time gives totally unique results. As an analogy, it creates wire-frame models for the two inputs in real-time, and then shapes one model to become the other – transforming one sound into the other structurally. Talk about sound transformation power at your fingertips…

To Boldly Go…

So what is this plug-in for? In a nut-shell: creating unheard new sounds and smooth, sonically pleasing transitions that are different from the cookie-cutter crossfade approach. Create creature voices by combining speech with other sounds, apply the features of a drum loop to a sustained pad, transition from one ambience or SFX to another with surreal intermediate stages, or or create hybrid rhythms or instruments.

Updates

What’s new in Version 2.1.1?

  • MIDI Learn functionality for all relevant controls, including options for non-linear response curves.
  • Tooltips can now be disabled.
  • Manual can now be opened directly from the GUI.
  • Manual now also contains setup guides for Fruity Loops and Bitwig.
  • Fixed a rare issue where CPU load would increase when plugin was active but idle.
  • Various under-the-hood optimisations.

 

MORPH is available for a variety of formats.

On MacOS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 3 (32/64bit)

On Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 3 (32/64bit)

System Requirements Mac

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software, processing audio as 32 bit float
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

System Requirements Windows

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software, processing audio as 32 bit float
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Channel Layouts

MORPH 2 comes as two binaries, MORPH and MORPH SC (side-chain), to accommodate for the particluarities of the various plugin formats.

  • AU: dual mono (MORPH), stereo with stereo side-chain (MORPH SC)
  • RTAS: dual mono (MORPH), stereo with mono sie-chain (MORPH SC), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)
  • AAX Native: dual mono (MORPH), stereo with mono sie-chain (MORPH SC), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)
  • VST: dual mono (MORPH), quad-to-stereo (MORPH)

Copy Protection

MORPH uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, including the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access. All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

*Please note: the older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!