GrainSpace updated to v2.0 - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX

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743 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:06 am

We are happy to introduce to you our newest effect plugin: GrainSpace

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtd9AHSU300

GrainSpace is a granular processor focused on real-time granularization and reverberation of the incoming audio signal. GrainSpace provides dynamic grain generation (up to 32 per channel), 7 grain parameters, 4 grain modulators (including two 11 waveforms LFO), smearing, chord resonator and reverb to create crazy sound effects, rich textures and much more.

Specifications
  • Real-Time Granular Engine
  • Recording Buffer of 2 seconds
  • Playback modes: Stereo, Mono (L+R), Side
  • Up to 32 grains per channel
  • Grain Size up to 500ms
  • 7 Grain Parameters (Size, Distance, Pitch, Feedback, Freeze, Position and Stretch)
  • 3 Grain Modulators (2 x LFO, 2 x Random Generators)
  • Tempo sync’d LFO with 11 waveforms
  • Smearing
  • Chord Resonator
  • Reverb
  • VST, AU and AAX (32/64bit)
  • OSX and Windows
Price: $45/€45
Read more: http://www.audiority.com/shop/grainspace/
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c_voltage
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1186 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:56 am

Tried demo, well, some questions appear here.

For example about grains amount (which up to 32), as specified it the amount varies dynamically, ie not available to set specific amount manually, not quite the standard approach.

Second thing, the feedback work, it seemed to me also slightly strange, i mean even at maximum value it add grains repeats time somehow limited (or I did not understand properly, frankly not deep dig yet).

Also, bad a bit, freeze for grains only, not for reverb or for whole output result - imo would be very usable.

In general, from "pros" - not a bad reverb sound. Althoug again - would be good if would be more reverb settings.

Just a superficial feeling.

jens
KVRAF
18758 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:08 am

Yeah, well done, Luca - make me break my new year's resolution within the first two weeks of the year... :tu:

Impossible to resist - sounds amazing!
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KVRian
743 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:12 am

ahahah I'm sorry for that! Thank you, Jens. Enjoy GrainSpace :)

Cheers,
Luca
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dumbledog
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528 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:53 am

Getting a huge Mutable Instruments Clouds vibe from this, right down to the knobs and GUI size. I have a Clouds so ordinarily I'd find this redundant... but the demos have me intrigued anyway. May pick this up just for the presets, as some jumping off points to explore my hardware.

Never really considered using it for shimmer, for example.

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:57 am

Has this been coded by AudioThing ?

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ere2learn
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1523 posts since 3 May, 2014

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:27 pm

No..according to the manual

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KVRian
743 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

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Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:31 pm

@numanoid: nope. Just to clarify, Carlo helped me for the first plugins (Abuser, Tremolan and Side Filter) and he did a wonderful job. In that timeframe I (slowly) learned how to properly code on my own :D I hope you'll like GrainSpace.

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Neon Breath
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2893 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

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Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:51 pm

Congrats on the release!

I have way too many granulators, but still I'll give it a shot. Granulators are always welcome and fun. Seems like an interesting little sound mangler.

Reminds me of SaltyGrain (aka KTGranulator).....
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Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Question: any reason why the Stretch parameter doesn't work between 1% to 5%? It starts to stretch and hear the effect at 6%. Same thing with the negative values... ?
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Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:15 pm

I think I have almost all your effects so far except this one. Excellent plugs, especially Polaris. But I do find the minimal presets a bit frustrating. I like to flick through a good range of options to get an idea of where the extreme edges are and then start tweaking. How many does Grainspace come with?

shonky
KVRian
695 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:06 am

From having a play with the demo, I'm quite impressed with the sound. I'd kinda like more modulation options though, would be cool to have different LFO options for the different parameters and an envelope follower would be pretty useful.

Sorry, feel I've been a bit spoilt by Sandman Pro and now expect that same modularity in every plug-in.

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KVRian
743 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

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Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:35 am

Guys, thank you so much for all of your kind words :D

@Neon: I put a bit of a dead spot for this parameter to avoid the stretching algorithm getting engaged if you don't set it exactly to 0%. This is useful if you use GrainSpace with an external controller.

@Richard: You are absolutely right and I'm planning to fill the plugins with more presets, especially for creative effects. Unfortunately for "contextual" effects (when parameters must be in context with the content you are working on, like a compresso) it's hard for me to come with a good number of presets. GrainSpace comes with 40 presets and more will be released as free downloads.

@shonky: thanks! yes, Sandman Pro is quite the beast ehehehe If I get more requests about that, I can think about a sort of "breakout box" with more modulators.

Thank you again, guys!

Cheers,
Luca
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mcbpete
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1228 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:45 am

Played with it a bit so far - Absolutely loving it and, like Polaris, bought straight away :)

Luca: Noticed a, not really a bug, but a potential oddity during install that might trip up some customers so thought I'd flag: On the Windows build it defaults the 64bit version of the VST to install in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VSTPlugins' rather than just ''C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins''

p.s. Is there any 'My Account' type page planned on the site? I've bought nearly all the VSTs and am currently having to make sure to keep all the emails safe to make sure I have the download links available for future use. It'd be nice to have everything safe on the site :)

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KVRian
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Re: GrainSpace - Granular Reverb Processor - VST/AU/AAX - Intro Price

Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:07 am

Thanks!
mmm that's odd. I'll check the Windows installer once again.

Yes, a user area is on my 2017 ToDo list and hopefully it will be up and running within the next months.

Cheers,
Luca
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