Review: Borderlands Granular for iPad by Chris Carlson

Not only does Borderlands Granular by Chris Carlson look the part on your iPad, it also can produce some impressive granular synthesis textures and rhythms as Rory Dow discovers.  

A huge part of the attraction in using the iPad as a musical device is the multi-touch screen. That seems like an obvious statement, yet many apps stick to the traditional paradigms of using knobs, sliders and other 'real-world' control devices emulated on screen. Borderlands Granular aims to change that, with a futuristic user interface designed to make the best of the iPad screen. 

Borderlands Granular takes a modern approach to user interface design.

Borderlands Granular takes a modern approach to user interface design.


Going Granular

At its heart, Borderlands is a granular sample-playback engine. That means it plays back audio recordings in '

Rory Dow is a musician, sound designer and writer. He spent 15 years as a freelance musician writing for television before side-stepping into music software production. The majority of his work is taken up as a trainer and sound designer for London-based software company FXpansion but he also likes to write music and articles and is a ... Read More

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