Sinevibes has introduced Albedo, a new granular cloud reverb for MacOS that lets you manipulate live audio like tape or a turntable.
Albedo constantly records incoming audio into a buffer, and at the same time runs up to 64 individual looping playheads – called grains – scattered within the buffer. All grains have their own random size and position, and as they are overlaid together, they create a lush “cloud of sound” effect.
Playback speed has continuous adjustment, with smooth transitions between forward and reverse directions, enabling live audio manipulation like on a tape machine or a turntable, including a fully stopped state.
Sinevibes says that Albedo is capable of a vast variety of effects: from melting pitch shifts and chaotic reversed delays, to chorus atmospheres and dark grimy dissonance. Albedo can also “freeze” its buffer and keep playing the granular cloud indefinitely, allowing you to layer the original input signal on top, making it a great performance tool.
- Real-time circular recording buffer with freeze and stereo link functions
- Granular playback engine with up to 64 grains, variable size, bi-directional speed, and detune
- Seamless transitions between forward and reverse grain playback
- Low quality vintage and high quality modern interpolation options
- Lag filters on all continuous parameters for smooth, click-free adjustment
- Supports mono › mono, mono › stereo, and stereo › stereo channel configurations
Here’s a demo with electric guitar:
Pricing and Availability:
Albedo is available now for $39 USD. A demo version is also available.