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best granular plugin

Post by Mitchk1989 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:06 am

leaning towards picking up quanta, any better alternatives?

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by flipper16 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:32 am

The Mangle looks good for the price...

http://sound-guru.com/software/mangle/

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by Necromonger666 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:15 pm

+1 for the Mangle

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by Quiet Wilds » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pm

Mangle and Iris2 are both really good, different sort of workflow but really great sounds

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by crawling wind » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm

Be careful - the Mangle is abandonware...

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by grizzleb » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:38 pm

CrusherX looks like most comprehensive, if I had the money I think that would be the one to go for

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by GGW » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm

I've had trouble sorting out this area myself. There seem to be:
1. Synthesizers that granulize their oscillators
2. Plugins that granulize a sound file loop
3. Plugins that granulize a track like an effect plugin

I was looking for the third, an effect to granulize a track, and wound up getting Output - Portal
https://output.com/products/portal

It does some interesting things in that regard, but it has become one of those plugins that is so complex to dial in that I have not gone back to it much.

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by xcc » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:49 pm

crawling wind wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm
Be careful - the Mangle is abandonware...
Really? That’s a bummer. I was about to pull the trigger. Has the developer said that or just vanished?

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by dubonaire » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:32 pm

If you use Ableton this is good https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/granulator-ii/

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by crawling wind » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:36 pm

You can go on KVR and see various threads complaining about him. He pretty much vanished.

Look towards the end of this one - I think download links are no longer working

https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopi ... &start=240


xcc wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:49 pm
crawling wind wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm
Be careful - the Mangle is abandonware...
Really? That’s a bummer. I was about to pull the trigger. Has the developer said that or just vanished?

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by Mashmore » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:39 pm

I haven't spent a ton of time with this but this may peak some interest. The iPad as a controller is what really compelled me on my end to try it. Its pretty deep.

https://granurise.com

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by teezdalien » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:00 am

I'm mostly using Falcon for granular needs at the moment. But it's a pretty vast synthesis environment, doesn't come cheap and is likely overkill if you're just looking for a granular tool. Also still use the classic Alchemy 1.5 sometimes, but it's mac only and tied to Logic/Mainstage now... I'd probably be leaning towards Quanta if I were strictly in need of a granular synth.
Quiet Wilds wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Mangle and Iris2 are both really good, different sort of workflow but really great sounds
I wouldn't really put Iris2 under this category. It does sample playback, but doesn't have extensive granular capabilities and is more of a spectral editing based synthesizer.

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by grape tony » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:24 pm

Granite is awesome. !
Curtis roads new emission control 2 is great too.
Long time mangle user but yeah there can be issues since he long gone.

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by scottmoon » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:22 pm

I use Audiority's Grainspace on a lot of my tracks, everything from subtle to completely warped. https://www.audiority.com/shop/grainspace/
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Re: best granular plugin

Post by secretkillerofnames » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:53 am

Oh but what a plethora of options you have.

Crusher X is one of the most featured but I got the shits when the developer wanted you to update it every year for barely any discount.

I tried Quanta and Spacecraft Granular and became a fan of the latter more than the former.
I've also a soft spot for SaltyGrain which is a modern update of a nice old plugin, the name I can't remember.

The Mangle is great but as mentioned above there is no guarantee it will ever be updated if it stops working.
Granite is similar to Mangle and is supported. It has some quirks which means I don't tend to use it but...

Falcon has some excellent IRCAM granular stuff that sits somewhere between Crusher X the last two and PadShop Pro... which is perhaps the nicest sounding one.
Then again Reaktor has a shitload of excellent granular stuff including Form which I reckon competes with Mangle and Padshop Pro.

The Audiority one is very much like Mutable Instruments Clouds if that floats your boat.

Melda of course has a granular that is almost up there with Crusher X in complexity and possibility.

So long as you can be flexible there are some good freebies...
Granulab (https://www.abc.se/~re/GranuLab/Granny.html)
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Argot Lunar (https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... Argotlunar)
being two examples.

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Re: best granular plugin

Post by jimfowler » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:50 pm

Does Borderlands count since it’s technically an iPad app? It’s great either way.

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