New Sonic Arts has announced an update to its Granite instrument, a granular texture generator that open a world of evolving textures, haunting atmospheres and infinite soundscapes.

Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of per-grain FX. The result is a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

The compact user interface takes full advantage of GPU acceleration for a unique, immersive audio-visual experience, and the intuitive workflow makes working with Granite’s powerful engine a breeze. Granite users include musicians, soundtrack composers and game designers.

Changes in Granite v1.6701

  • Improvements and fixes to path handling and save locations of presets.
  • FileBrowser: now automatically refreshes when folder content change.
  • Waveform: show right channel switch was not working.
  • Fixed a UI crash bug.
  • Fixes and optimizations to the PatchCloud preset browser.
  • Fixed issues with MIDI port selection and recall.

Granite is available for 99 EUR. It comes in VST and AU plugin formats and as a standalone application for Windows and Mac.

More information: New Sonic Arts