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Getting Into Granular Synthesis: A Beginner's Guide

Granular synthesis, invented by Iannis Xenakis in 1959, is often passed by when talking about synthesis. Here we explore what it is and show how easily it can create unique and impressive sounds.

Granö Is A 4-Voice Granular Synthesizer For Reaktor

Grano takes samples like synth lines, field recordings or drums loops and takes you on a journey into unexpected sonic landscapes. It's probably most well suited for ambient and experimental genres.

Polyend Tracker Is World's First Hardware Tracker & Only €499!

Tracker from Polyend is a machine combining the retro feel of software trackers with sampler, wavetable, granular FM synthesis, sequencer and arranger in a portable standalone hardware form.

Polyend Teases New Music Hardware Instrument With Another Intriguing Video

There will be more to see and hear of this machine in the future. In the meantime here's the second teaser video of the upcoming instrument from Polyend.

Tracktion Present Delta-V Audio's SpaceCraft Granular Synth

The popular granular synth from Tracktion comes to the desktop. Here's what you need to know.

Output Releases Portal: Granular Synthesis Reinvented

Get into the far-reaching depths of PORTAL's advanced features to dial in the exact sound you want. Here's what you need to know about Output's latest soft synth.

Native Instruments Introduces STRAYLIGHT, For Cinematic Sound Design And Scoring

With a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful '" yet easy-to-use '" interface, STRAYLIGHT provides lush, organic timbres.

Review: Blink Sonic Cataliz

This playable granular synth and beat looper for Reaktor inspired Noah Pred to create some excellent new sounds. Here's how he got on...

Karanyi Debuts Synths II Abyss - 8GB Kontakt Instrument For $19

Dark synth soundscapes are the order of the day with this new Kontakt instrument from Karanyi - and it's available at a big discount for a limited time.

Qu-Bit Nebulae V2 Review

With internal sampling, live input, two granular streams and the ability to work as a DSP platform, Qu-Bit's Nebulae V2 is a remarkable piece of gear. Scott Riesterer certainly thought so...

Isotonik Studios Releases AMAZING NOISES - Granular Lab for Ableton Live

Isotonik Studios welcome Maurizio Giri of Amazing Noises to their collective with the release of Granular Lab for Ableton Live users. A real treat.

Review: Blinksonic Fretz For Reaktor

Blinksonic's latest Reaktor ensemble uses unusual samples and some clever synthesis to deliver results that are captivating, cinematic and often unexpected. Hollin Jones took it for a spin.

Review: Audio Damage Quanta

This new granular soft synth from Audio Damage fuses the company's slick, minimalist design with a vast scope for sound design possibilities. Noah Pred has his mind blown...

Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason's Grain Synthesizer

Reason's Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it's perfect for ambience and textures.

How To Create Unique Patches In Propellerhead Reason's Grain Synthesizer

Use any sample from anywhere, or record your own sounds directly in to Grain to create a limitless selection of atmospheric pads and textures. Here's how.