Polyverse & Infected Mushroom Intro Granular Note Freezer Plugin

Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom has introduced a new audio effect, I Wish, for Mac & Windows (AU/VST).

I Wish is a granular note freezer for Mac and Windows. When you hit a note on your MIDI keyboard, the plug-in creates a tiny loop, at the wavelength of that note and can create a diverse range of effects.

You can view a detailed intro to the plugin above.  Continue reading

The Collidoscope Synthesizer – A Collaborative ‘Musical Microscope’


The Collidoscope, above, is a hardware synth prototype, created by researchers Ben Bengler & Fiore Martin, that is a ‘musical microscope’ for up to four people. 

“Think of Collidoscope as a musical microscope that allows you to zoom into sounds and explore their beautiful peculiarities, and in the next moment, to play and perform your sonic discoveries like a musical instrument,” note the developers

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

iDensity Update Adds Multi-Channel Granular Synthesis


apeSoft has released iDensity 2.0 – an up to its iOS ‘granular playground’.

iDensity offers: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and more.

Here’s what’s new in version 2.0: Continue reading

Borderlands 2.0 Adds Audiobus, AudioShare, Real-Time Granular Processing & More

borderlands-granularDeveloper Chris Carlson has released Borderlands 2.0 – a major update to the granular synth for iPad.

Here’s what’s new in Borderlands 2.0:

  • Audiobus Sender, Filter, and Receiver support
  • AudioShare import and export
  • Real time audio input recording and granulation
  • Gesture recording and looping for cloud parameters and positions
    Save and load “scenes” – presets of clouds, sounds, and automation
  • Resonant filters for each grain cloud with per grain randomization
  • Bugfixes and more

Here’s the official video introduction to Borderlands 2.0: Continue reading