iDensity Update Adds Multi-Channel Granular Synthesis

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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.

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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

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Bastl Instruments Intros microGranny 2.0 Granular Sampler

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At Musikmesse 2014, Bastl Instruments introduced the microGranny 2.0 – a monophonic granular sampler.

The microGranny 2.0 reads wav samples from microSD card and applies granular algorithms to them. You can also adjust start, end, sample rate (tuned or free run), crush and envelope (attack release).

MIDI Input allows external control of all parameters as well as transposition of the samples, or playing individual grains by different keys.

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Madrona Labs Debuts Kaivo, Physical Modeling Synthesizer

Kaivo_Madrona_LabsMadrona Labs has released Kaivo, a semi-modular software synthesizer that combines two ways of making sound: granular synthesis and physical modeling.

Developer Randy Jones says:

“Today we release Kaivo, our new software synthesizer. ‘Kaivo’ is Finnish for ‘well,’ as in, a deep well of sounds, and I’ve been working on deepening that well over the last month or so. Kaivo’s models include metal, nylon and gut strings, different sizes of chimes and springs (yes, springs), wooden instrument bodies, membranes and metal plates.

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The Mangle – A Dual-Sequencer, Animated Multi-Timbral Granular Synth/Sampler For OS X

Sound Guru has introduced The Mangle, a new granular synth/sampler plugin for Mac OS X (WIndows version planned).

Key Features:

  • Animated granular display – Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.
  • Drag & drop modulation – Creating new modulations is easy – just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.
  • Resizable vector interface – The Mangle’s interface is rendered dynamically as vectors – resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.
  • Dual sequencers – The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. A pair of sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.
  • Multiband waveform display – Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.
  • Multi-timbral – Each instance of the plugin has 8 full ‘slots’ each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.

Here’s a demo of The Mangle in action: Continue reading