HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Granular In Real Life, a sound library that explores the concept of granular DSP synthesis and processing in the real world.
While granular DSP processing is not a new technique, we decided to explore the concept in the real world – finding props and environments where we could generate and manipulate sound at an elemental level – working with grains of sound.
The resulting 12GB library is an inspiring collection of diverse material, equally as valuable for practical sound effects as it is for abstract and textural design.
Agitators scaled from grains of rice, plastic & glass beads, pumpkin seeds, marbles & pebbles through to stones, rocks, potatoes, pumpkins, rain sticks, a machete, footsteps, metal pipes & a shovel.
Resonating surfaces and environments include a zither, an acoustic guitar, two steel/pan drums, a floor tom, metal pots, a copper bucket, a plastic bin, a snare drum, a subwoofer, a dry river bed and a granite cliff face.
Granular IRL is available for the introductory price of $89 USD until March 12th, 2016 (regular $129 USD).