Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Density Granular Synthesis v 1.0

Programmer Alessandro Petrolati has released Density Granular Synthesis 1.0 for both Windows and Mac for $29 US. Here's the deets:

"Density is a new interactive real-time program for asynchronous granular synthesis sound file granulation, to generate a wide range of effects: time/pitch shifting, pitch disintegration, time jittering, sound pulverizer, scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope drawing etc… Interpolation- transitions and Hyper Vectorials pads, provide a powerful way to generate incredible sound objects. All parameters are controllable via MIDI learning/rescale.

v1 (may 2010)

• eight granular streams simultaleously

• loading up to 12 sound-files (aiff,wav) for each stream (96 tot.)

• dynamic wave-pad scrub, wrap-around selection, crop, normalize draw, etc...

• grid quantize: zero-crossing, bpm, phase and samples

• mutli windows (resizable) buffers for fine scanning explorations

• quick sndfiles exchange, mouse jumping on the windows (buffers)

• envelope/windowing menage up to 12 pre-generated shape (prototypes)

• envelope/windowing loading and menage up to 12 sound-files (aiff,wav)

• dynamic envelope buffer load/save, normalize, crop, resize length etc...

• main mixer 8 channels + 1 master, solo/mute and VST supports

• quick-record export master channel, progressive file autoname, select directory and re-sampling/quantize outfile

• trigger mode granular streams: foreground, sync, all

• DSP settings and statusbar informations

• snapshots (presets) memory: up to 24 for each stream and 24 for the main mixer

• fast buttons snapshots store/recall

• simultaleously (streams and main) transition (interpolation) between snapshots (in a given time)

• clients menage: include/esclude widgets from transitions

• four draw table for transitions curves

• micro-pad interpolating between four snapshots

• HV_pad (i.e. hyper vectorial pad), 9 snapshots pad (4 pad near), and auto-explorer (spiral, dunk, reflects) engine

• MIDI Input mapping: learn/manual, rescale range and exponential curve

• MIDI Output sync: enable/disable, continuously or mouse up send

• voices selection shorts key,

• windows float/no float mode

• fully menaging the project (as a folder), save/save as and load, ask when exit

• drag and drop support: streams/windowing wave-pads (audio files) and project folder (main mixer)

• oscilloscope, spectralscope, sonogram viewers"


Darren_Halm said...

Thanks for this, Tom! I loves me some Granular Synthesis!

Darren_Halm said...

Umm, a link woulda been nice.

Darren_Halm said...

Tom said...

Whoops! Corrected...