Granular Synthesis On The Playdate Portable Game System

Munich-based electronic music and new-media-artist Perplex On shared this video, featuring the sounds of Granular for the Playdate gaming system.

Granular is an experimental ‘grain sampler’ for Playdate that plays subsamples from a recorded parent sample, it’s inspired by the old Reaktor ‘Travelizer’ instrument. Granular includes various modifiable parameters and effects to change the sound, which can produce “a beautiful glitchy ambience” that can be used on its own or as a background for other instruments.

The Playdate is a new portable video game console, developed by Panic & Teenage Engineering.

While designed primarily for gaming, the system has a free software development kit, and developers can create other types of applications for the system. The device offers a built-in speaker & microphone, stereo headphone out & TRRS mic input.

Pricing and Availability:

Granular is available now for $8. See the Playdate site for details on the device.

4 thoughts on “Granular Synthesis On The Playdate Portable Game System

  1. The game dev community likes this device, it’s cool that there are some sound creation tools on it, it’ll be interesting to see if that community develops more tools like this.

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