Audiobulb Grainscape, a new Max For Live granular synth that scans your audio, split into tiny parts, & creates new glitch timbres, soundscapes & more.
Max for Live is an environment to build your own instruments and effects, tools for live performance and visuals, and much more. It is comparable to Reaktor 6 from Native Instruments but only very adapted to the Ableton Live cosmos. Especially useful for creating your own Live devices.
There are many hidden gems on the net that you have to try as an M4L. I invite you to visit regularly my category Max For Live, Reaktor, Pure Data.. on the Synth Anatomy where I try to highlight many of these excellent releases. Audiobulb has recently published Grainsscapes, a new Max For Live for fans of granular synthesis.
Grainscape is a four-channel granular synth and multi-effect processor with controllable random and preset function over MIDI. To get the sound out of it, you need an audio file that is looped through the granular engine. For each channel, you can set the playhead positions, direction, and movement. Plus add randomization and shape the LFO that directs the travel functionality.
Each channel also has a granular part where you can set the grain size, density, pitch, and randomization. Further, each channel has separate effects including a reverser, delay, reverb, and a filtering unit. The developer says it “opens up a multiverse of sounds – making infinite variation from a single sound”.
Looks very interesting at first look. Especially worthwhile if you want to experiment with sounds and go beyond your classic synths. Perfect for creating glitching textures, big ambient textures, and sonic destruction.
Audiobulb Grainscape is available now for £20 as a standalone app or runs as a Max For Live device.
More information here: Audiobulb