accSone have announced that they will be showing crusher-X 7 at Superbooth this week (3-5 May 2018 @ FEZ Berlin).
Here's what they've revealed so far:
crusher-X version 7 will again present a couple of features that are unique in the world of granular synthesis: It introduces a grain formant filter mode with "a-e-i-o-u" vowels. This lets crusher-X "talk". This unique process will generate for each grain a specific vowel that could be morphed thru the vowel chain over the vapor modulation model. A special adapted Q model will ensure a smooth transition between a wide "unvoweled" filter and sharp, distinctive vowels. Together with the new introduced wave form selector of the DCO it leads to sound design at its best: Ghost voices, singing guitars, smash choirs, and hypogeal strings.
A reworked UI supports touch screen control on tables and surface devices while still featuring Physical Model faders and wheels. Important buttons are resized to become better controllable with a touch display. The modulation previews became expanded and more granular.
The amount of parallel working generators can be convenient and sensitive controlled with the physical modeling generator wheel. The generator mixer is reworked towards a predictive volume adjustment.
The flexible MIDI and plug-in parameter control assignments supporting now non-linear, free editable mappings with spline and knee points.
13 new introduced "Adore Parameters" allows fast and easy modifications that lead to complex sound changes. They are mapped to corresponding plug-in parameters and can be understood as meta parameters to control several vapor parameters at once with one slide. Each Adore parameter is mapped to several Vapor parameters via a specified set of non-linear control mappings. An Adore parameter modification is treated as normal Vapor parameter modifications, so therefore can be morphed and undone.