Travel with Tracktion through granular space aboard Delta-V’s Spacecraft

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Delta-V Audio’s SpaceCraft granular synth has been orbiting iOS for about a year but now it’s being brought into land on the planet of desktop so we can all have a ride. SpaceCraft What initially hits you is the bright and colourful interface that’s buzzing and pulsating at you. Then you brace yourself for the […]

Crusher-X version 8 will melt your brain and use it as a granular sound source

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Crusher-X from Accsone expands again and this time it’s going to smash you over the head with Grain Controlled Oscillators (GCOs), modulation arpeggiators, envelope following granular modulations and a sample loading DCO. Do we understand any of this yet? Probably not but it sounds like fun! Crusher-X 8 It’s a granular synthesizer that leads the […]

Output Portal: A granular FX plug-in with heaps of modulation

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Output has released Portal, a granular effects plug-in. Portal invites you to run any input signal through its granular synthesis engine, taking “your sounds to another dimension”, as Output claims. The plug-in also features extensive modulation capabilities and additional effects. Like other granular synthesizers and effects, such as Granulizer 2, PolyGAS, or Cosmosf FX4, Output […]

Pulse Synthesizers Load Runner Granular Synthesizer for Eurorack

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The little man on the front panel and the name seem to reference the classic 1983 Commodore 64 platformer Lode Runner. But then you’d sort of assume that this would be 8-bit and have something to do with SID synthesis, but it’s not. Load Runner is a Granular Synthesizer that takes 16bit wav files and […]

Superbooth 2019: Instruo arbhar granular audio processor

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Instruo is one of the most creative makers of Eurorack modular out there. Every new module that appears seems to be full of delight and a certain amount of mystery. You’ve only got to look at the arbhar granular audio processor to know you’re in another league. arbhar The important thing about arbhar is that […]

Gotharman Tiny LD granular multi-timbral workstation in a little box

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Gotharman has taken the Little DeFormer 3 and squeezed it down into the bare essentials to bring us the Tiny LD with the same firmware for the space conscious. Tiny LD As with all Gotharman products you get a lot of functionality packed into these machines. The Tiny LD is a granular music workstation with […]

Igniter vehicle sound design: spaceships, sports cars, trucks and texture

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Igniter is a plug-in from Krotos that aims to simplify complex vehicular sound design. It’s like a virtual instrument full of engine noises ideal for game audio, Foley and film work or for adding complex evolving textures to your music. Igniter Igniter lets you design, perform and automate and complex vehicle behaviour directly in your […]

Percussa mSSP: a Super Signal Processor in a sensibly sized Eurorack module

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The Percussa SSP is one of those futuristic and boutique projects that looks amazing but somehow seems out of reach of the normal person. Especially the cost in terms of both money and Eurorack HP. So here comes the mSSP the “micro Super Signal Processor”, a smaller, cheaper but just as handsome Eurorack module for […]

GRANULIZER 2: More grains, more granular, more spectral widening and chaos

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Inertia Sound Systems has completely redesigned their GRANULIZER granular synthesis software synthesizer and now version is ready to “add a possibility of endless sounds to your arsenal.” GRANULIZER 2 They say that everything is better than before. You now have control over grain size, speed, envelope shape, pitch and timing randomisation. The interactive waveform display […]

Grayscale’s Supercell Eurorack module breathes new life into Clouds

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Mutable Instrument’s granular synthesis module Clouds was one of Euroracks most popular and ubiquitous modules. And then it got discontinued. The coding and technology behind it are open source and so any enterprising individual or company could come up with their own versions. And several have, most notably the uClouds from Kian McEvoy. Supercell takes […]