New Sonic Arts has announced Granite XL, a bundle of the Granite granular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac and the Aura sound expansion pack.
Granite is the truly unique sound engine that teleports you deep into new sonic territory. Get ready to enter a world of evolving textures, haunting atmospheres and shifting soundscapes – from warped and twisted textures, to beautiful shimmering pads. As users all over the world will testify, Granite never fails to inspire, and granular synthesis has never been so musical, immediate, nor easy to use.
Granite Aura is the ultimate upgrade for Granite: 150 stunning sounds, including over 120 unique sample recordings, all meticulously prepared and tweaked by sound design experts Ameyah Audio. Boasting a huge variety of patches from sublime pads, through thunderous soundscapes to haunting alien-like voices, Granite Aura is the perfect sonic expansion for film composers, game designers and musicians looking for a creative edge.
The bundle is available for purchase for 89 EUR / $99 USD.
More information: New Sonic Arts / Granite XL
New Sonic Arts has updated the Granite granular texture generator plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.5302.
Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.
Changes in Granite v1.5302
- Added support for VST on OSX (64 bit only).
- Improved Assignment Manager, including filter button.
- Improved drag and drop handling, especially from OS.
- SoundPacks can be installed by drag and drop.
- Various other minor improvements and stability enhancements.
Granite for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) is available for purchase for 79 EUR.
More information: New Sonic Arts / Granite
Lukas Blersch has announced that the Thesis 2, granular delay effect plug-in for Windows is now available as freeware.
The granular delay that supports pitch shifting, timestretching, panning options and LFO modulation.
Fully MIDI integrated and tempo synchronised, along with a preset system that supports real time preset changes.
Windows 32 bit or bridged 64 bit.
- Pitch shifters, unisono, bitcrushers, delay effects and more.
- Midi learn, keyboard + pitchbend.
- Stereo imaging tools.
- High quality sound processing tools.
- Custom skins.
The plug-in is available as a free download at ShuLukHash.nl
More information: Thesis 2
accSone has announced the release of crusherX-Live! 7.1, a major new version of the granular sound system for Windows.
crusherX-Live! 7 introduces a new vapor parameter: X-Crush. Invented by accSone in 2014, who say it is unique in the world of granular synthesis, X-Crush adds a special asymmetric ring-modulation transformation fed by the overlap of each grain with its successor. While interacting dynamically with the other vapor parameters X-Crush will lead from subtle ringing artifacts up to extreme phase shifting and distortion sounds.
Also, the UI has been reworked to integrate better into professional environments. crusher-Live! supports Windows 8.1.
Changes in crusherX-Live! v7.1
- Adds X-Crush parameter that does sound processing on the grain overlaps.
- Fixes crash on long grain lengths in combination with high MIDI notes.
- Adds automatic fader range buttons behavior on parameter changes.
- Improves UX, enhance workflows and UI Skins.
- Adds standard menu popups for item selection.
- Fixes volume slider manual editing bug.
- Reduces footprint of the program data (faster program loading).
crusherX-Live! for Windows is available for purchase for 79 EUR. The Upgrade from a previous version is 49 EUR. Prices include 19% VAT.
More information: crusherX-Live!
accSone has released version 5.3 of crusherX-Mac!, a granular synthesizer instrument.
A new vapor parameter is introduced: X-Crush adds a special asymmetric ring-modulation transformation fed by the overlap of each grain with its successor.
While interacting dynamically with the other vapor parameters X-Crush will lead from subtle ringing artifacts up to extreme phase shifting and distortion sounds.
Changes in crusherX-Mac! v5.3
- Added X-Crush parameter that does sound processing on the grain overlaps.
- Fixed crash on long grain lengths in combination with high MIDI note.
- AU version is now loadable under Ableton Live.
crusherX-Mac! 5 is available for purchase for 179 EUR incl. VAT. The update from all 5.x versions to 5.3 version is free.
More information: crusherX-Mac!
Homegrown Sounds has announced Awakenings PS, a sound library for the Padshop Pro synthesizer instrument by Steinberg.
Awakenings-PSAwakenings is brought into the world of Padshop Pro, Steinbergs Granular Synthesizer. There 200 hand crafted Sampled Instruments from Awakenings a collection of sounds originally designed for Kosm ology Awakenings.
There are 10 Different Presets for each of the 200 instruments in a different style, each style making use of Padshop’s synth engine, which adds up to 2000 Presets. All presets use Aftertouch and the Modulation Wheel for live manipulation of various parameters.
The sound pack is available for purchase for the introductory price of $20 USD (regular $35 USD).
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Awakenings PS
Audiovapor has introduced Shadow People, a collection of 150 original Atmosphere and SFX patches for the Granite granular synthesizer from New Sonic Arts.
Have you captured an apparition on a therm? Videotaped an alien craft in the woods? Do you need an appropriate music bed for your incredible footage? That’s the inspiration behind Shadow People for Granite.
Unlike static sample libraries, these 150 patches can be further manipulated, pitched, and customized using the granular Granite synthesizer engine and interface to perfectly match your project and needs.
Shadow People features
- 150 paranormal, alien, otherworldly sounds, pads, and textures.
- Each sample was made with a custom hardware modular synthesizer.
- 24bit sample quality.
- Instant download after payment received.
- Royalty-free to use in your own commercial or private compositions.
The sound pack is available for purchase for $15 USD.
More information: Audiovapor / Shadow People