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Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

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LimboLoves
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Postby LimboLoves; Wed May 14, 2014 6:53 am Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

I usually google "best _____ vst" to get some ideas on what there is out there. However, Granular comes up with mostly free vst's.

There are thousands of compressors and synthesizers, but such few granular vst's?
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Gamma-UT
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Postby Gamma-UT; Wed May 14, 2014 7:02 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Alchemy, Halion, PadShop Pro, Mangle, Granite, Absynth, Kaivo, that German one that sounds like Crushinator. That's off the top of my head. I've probably left about 20 out.
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chk071
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Postby chk071; Wed May 14, 2014 7:11 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Still looking for a good free granular VSTi. If anyone knows one. :)
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Postby zerocrossing; Wed May 14, 2014 7:14 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Well, it's a pretty niche thing. Until Katy Perry uses one in a song, I don't think you're going to see a ton of them. I love them but even I get as much granular as I want out of Reaktor, Absynth, Alchemy and Granite. The one artist I know who almost entirely uses granular synths makes her own in Max MSP.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grains/id258828780
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Postby LimboLoves; Wed May 14, 2014 7:18 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Gamma-UT wrote:Alchemy, Halion, PadShop Pro, Mangle, Granite, Absynth, Kaivo, that German one that sounds like Crushinator. That's off the top of my head. I've probably left about 20 out.



Thanks. I knew somebody here would know a bunch of them.
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Postby Numanoid; Wed May 14, 2014 7:30 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Gamma-UT wrote:Alchemy, Halion, PadShop Pro, Mangle, Granite, Absynth, Kaivo, that German one that sounds like Crushinator.

And for those who got Reaktor, there is lots of granular synth ensemble's that can be picked up in the NI database for free: http://www.native-instruments.com/en/co ... /latest/1/
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Postby MillerSam; Wed May 14, 2014 7:33 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Glitchmachines Polygon is also nice and for 49 Dollar very nice in price
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Postby manducator; Wed May 14, 2014 8:31 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

I know it's not a vsti, but worth a look anyway:

http://argotlunar.info/
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Postby cron; Wed May 14, 2014 8:33 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Huge recommendation for The Mangle from me. It may be beta, but it's stable enough for work as it is and is among the most powerful out there. All that for £20.
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Postby Anti-Logic; Wed May 14, 2014 11:57 am Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

I'm looking for this aswell, but in sampler form and freeware.
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Postby MillerSam; Wed May 14, 2014 12:00 pm Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Good software = free = not often ;)
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chk071
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Postby chk071; Wed May 14, 2014 12:03 pm Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Unfortunately. :/ Well i'll take a look at The Mangle then.
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Postby SODDI; Wed May 14, 2014 12:52 pm Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

Crusher-X is exceptional - scientific and relentlessly avant-garde, a real one-of-a-kind granulation synthesis engine. The standalone is designed for live performance.

It is not free, it is in fact a bit pricey at about $250 US (179 Euros) to take a leap of faith on

I do not like how the developer does business, however, and that is why I no longer have a current license. I think others have had the same experience and that is why it is not more widely used or highly regarded - or even discussed.
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Postby Tricky-Loops; Wed May 14, 2014 12:59 pm Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

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Postby LimboLoves; Wed May 14, 2014 1:12 pm Re: Is it just me, or is there very few granular vsts out there?

I actually went out and bought The Mangle. Awesome! My only gripe is it looks less expensive when GBP is being used. It's like, only 20! then checkout it's 33 lol.
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