Sugar Bytes Graindad - new realtime granular FX

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Neon Breath
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4218 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:52 pm

https://sugar-bytes.de/graindad

Did not have the time to test or demo yet, but coming from Sugar Bytes I'm pretty sure it's quality stuff, going to be a pretty hot one (and very glitchy I'm sure :hihi:) and appreciated by alot.

Since I haven't seen any thread about it, well there you go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHPzu33KlyA

More grains! :D

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Sinisterbr
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755 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:12 pm

Shouldn't it be in the instruments forum?

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foosnark
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6495 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:22 pm

Sinisterbr wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:12 pm Shouldn't it be in the instruments forum?
It's an effect. It can be used for granular synthesis and played with MIDI, but the main thing it does is process incoming audio.

Neon Breath
KVRAF
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Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:37 pm

foosnark wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:22 pm
Sinisterbr wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:12 pm Shouldn't it be in the instruments forum?
It's an effect. It can be used for granular synthesis and played with MIDI, but the main thing it does is process incoming audio.
Exactly.

Straight from website product page, the first line: "Graindad is a granular effect for high quality realtime audio manipulation. Freeze, texturize or reorganize & slice your audio, triggered by transients, clocks or MIDI notes."

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plexuss
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5302 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:53 pm

It's an effect. I just bought it. $49USD because have their Sugar Bundle. Sweet. Downloading the combined installer 4GB so should be able to fire it up soon.

Neon Breath
KVRAF
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Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:09 pm

plexuss wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:53 pm It's an effect. I just bought it. $49USD because have their Sugar Bundle. Sweet. Downloading the combined installer 4GB so should be able to fire it up soon.
Let us know what you think after some experiments and exploration :tu:

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plexuss
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5302 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:29 pm

I was able to produce something with it. This is a drum machine (Beat Scholar) and a bass synth (RPapen SubBoomBass2). The synth has a Graindad on it. The drums are split off into 4 tracks: dry, left, right, centre. Each of left right centre has its own Graindad. Each Graindad has a separate factory preset. I automated the mix. It's just nonesense but shows some capability. I haven't dug into the engines or done any programming yet...

(streaming track on bandcamp. I'm going to stop using SoundCloud.)
This is all glitchy presets. Graindad can do much more however. I haven't got to programming it. Just flip through this to hear different glitcht effects. Still pretty useful/cool....

https://plexus.bandcamp.com/track/graindad
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Andreya_Autumn
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149 posts since 21 Feb, 2022

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:22 pm

My impression from a distance is this really cool. I'm not using granular effects much, and have been very happy with RIBS for the occasions when I do. If that ever changes though, this will be on the shortlist to check out.

Totally unrelated to the plugin itself: Not so long ago, that trailer video would've blown everyone's frickin minds. Even today's standards I feel like that's a bit overkill for a plug-in release trailer. But probably animation like this has gotten so much cheaper to do that this is in fact a sensible level of ambition for the context. Or they wouldn't have done it I guess. Tech sure is advancing...

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Fleer
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5252 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:17 am

Pretty interesting real time use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qe_5hVT6cZk

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Effectsworks
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468 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:55 am

Fleer wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:17 am Pretty interesting real time use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qe_5hVT6cZk
Fantastic!!

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c_voltage
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2140 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:41 pm

Folks do anyone remember if SB big sales usually does affect to upgrade to bundle price too ? Or nope.

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zerocrossing
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12531 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:59 pm

Looks good. I really love Sugar Bytes and their experimental attitude towards everything.
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gaggle of hermits
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601 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:47 pm

c_voltage wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:41 pm Folks do anyone remember if SB big sales usually does affect to upgrade to bundle price too ? Or nope.
not usually, maybe not ever.

iirc they generally take the bundle upgrade off the site if a big sale is on though you can send them an email to get a price.

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Funky40
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80 posts since 7 Jun, 2021

Post Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:32 am

like it, bought it,.....i was allready broke. But who cares. they deserved it. oh well

its nothing like any other granular tool i had.
the linked demos do show "some aspects" of it.
my first jamm was for example completly different than any of these takes.

what i rapidly noted: its allways ( well, mostoften) very musical.
this will make noobs sound like pro´s when it comes to make "good" glitchy tracks.
( not the usual " clickbait everybodys mind" stuff* (*read: crap...ymmv) )
i could even just jamm with it, and it often soundet like tracks
probably a gamechanger for some types of production
( while i´m not into production work myself. just creating "nice" realtime-play patches, and jamm with it)

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martiu
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303 posts since 23 Jan, 2022

Post Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:33 am

It is very good, never enough granular and reverbs for me, but i am experimental soul
:?

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