Isotonik Studios has announced the release of Samsara, a Max for Live granular looping device by Dillon Bastan, creator of IOTA and Ecosystem.

Dillon Bastan Samsara

Designed to be played, the device was inspired by the definition of the word samsara: the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.

Samsara is a Max for Live granular looping device geared towards live performance, soundscapes and textures. Samsara gives you access to individual grain parameters and the ability to record audio input.

Samsara features

  • Up to 36 grains with start position and grain size, and sync option for grain size in note divisions (based on tempo and global pitch).
  • Phase spreading between grains.
  • Customized volume window.
  • Various playback directions (>, < , >< , <>, ?).
  • Individual bandpass filters for grains.
  • Access to individual parameters per grain: Start Position, Grain Size, Pitch/Speed, Bandpass Frequency Center, Volume, Panning, Feedback (Short delay with feedback).
  • Each individual Grain parameter has option for: Spray (randomize factor of value at the start of each window), LFO, Offset.
  • LFO with basic waveforms and sync rate option.
  • Input Recording with options to record in or out of a looped section of buffer, start/stop global quantization option, start/stop input signal gate option, and appending option..
  • Internal preset system for parameters which does not affect sample loaded or recording parameter. Has a blending option, interpolating 2 adjacent presets together.

Samsara is available for £15 GBP/19 EUR/$22 USD exc. VAT.

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