New Granular Synth From Steinberg, Padshop

Steinberg has introduced Padshop, a new granular synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

Steinberg says that Padshop is “a granular synthesizer that raises the standard in terms of handling, flexibility, musicality and sound.”


  • Advanced granular synthesis engine with 2 independent layers, each with individual oscillator, edit and FX sections.
  • Up to 8 grain streams per oscillator for impressively rich and spacious structures.
  • Intuitive user interface for effective usability and direct accessibility.
  • More than 400 presets dedicated to atmospheric pads and evolving textures.
  • SoftGrain Wave ROM with hundreds of sounds for custom presets and individual tweaks.
  • 10-stage Modulation Matrix with Note Expression support for unlimited flexibility.
  • 12 different high-quality filter types for each layer.
  • Step Modulator for rhythmic triggering of oscillators, filters, amp and pan.
  • 2 LFOs and ADSR for filters and amp envelopes.
  • Mono and Poly Mode with Legato and Glide.
  • FX Section with high-class modulation and delay effects.
  • VST 3 compatible host application support.

Padshop is scheduled for release on February 29, 2012. It requires Steinberg’s USB-eLicenser dongle.

See the Steinberg site for details.

8 thoughts on “New Granular Synth From Steinberg, Padshop

    1. I agree, that for me personally, I would want to use my own samples. Not everyone does, and it’s likely that many people will find that the included soundbank (and add-ons, which I assume will come) are more than adequate for their needs.

  1. Synth sounds nice, but I’ve been getting the same (and more!) out of Alchemy for a long time! If the above demo sounded good to you, give Alchemy a try. It has some great granular capabilities. And yes, you can import your own samples. 🙂

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