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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.

Get Creative With Granular Synthesis In Ableton Live

Breaking sounds down into grains is a great way to create completely new textures. Here, Rounik Sethi explains how granular synthesis works in every version of Live.

Review: Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom's I Wish Plug-In

The I Wish plugin is a Granular Note Freezer. It creates tiny loops from any audio waveforms. Those loops have discernable pitches and can be played like you'd play an instrument. We were intrigued...

Siren Audio Update Award Winning Audio Software Tools: Feedback 2 & Generative 2

If you're interested in generating new drone and loop based audio sounds utilising delays and granular synthesis Siren Audio's Feedback 2 and Generative 2 are certainly worth checking out.

Review: Kaivo: Granular Super Model

Sometimes 'simple' is overrated. Especially in the world of granular synths, it can be more satisfying to spend time getting to know a synth in-depth as Noah Pred discovers with Madrona Labs' Kaivo.

Transforming Sounds Using Kontakt's Tone Machine

Using unexpected sources as the basis for sound design is the name of the game in this article. Toby Pitman whisks up a pad sound from hi-hats in Native Instruments' Kontakt.