Sonicware has introduced a new hardware device designed to sample, slice, transform and reconstruct audio to synthesize completely new sounds: LIVEN Texture Lab.

The LIVEN Texture Lab offers a wide variety of sound textures ranging from beautifully lush ambient pads to chaotically aggressive experimental noise that will take you to new sonic frontiers.

The Texture Lab uses a granular processor that slices sounds into grains ranging from 2 ms to 1 second in length, then transforms and reconstructs them in a variety of ways, including manipulating grain shape, density, time warp, spatial position, and playback method to create entirely new sounds.

Granular synthesis parameters are easily accessed from 10 knobs and are designed for intuitive control.

LIVEN Texture Lab features

  • Granular synthesizer with granular effects processor mode.
  • Shimmer reverb for fantastical and majestic sounding spaces.
  • 128-step sequencer with parameter locking.
  • World-famous sound designers have provided presets as results of their experiments.

Available to pre-order for $239 USD / 319 EUR, the LIVEN Texture Lab is scheduled to ship from May 30th in Europe, and from June 9th for non-European customers.

More information: Sonicware