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Granular Plugin by Daniel Gergely
Emergence by Daniel Gergely is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST 3 Plugin.
System Requirements
- Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Host with VST3 support
- OpenGL 3 or higher
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Emergence occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own, properties or behaviors which emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole.

This plugin is a real-time granulator. It continuously records the input signal into a buffer. The content of the buffer is played back as many short pieces of sound called grains. Up to 600 grains can be generated in 4 streams, each having it's own set of parameters that control grain generation.

A single grain is not that interesting. The most exciting things happen when hundreds of overlapping grains play together, creating anything from complex delay patterns to strange noises to beautiful layered soundscapes.


  • Up to 600 grains (depending on your CPU).
  • 4 grain generation streams with independent parameters.
  • Parameter randomization.
  • High quality grain pitch transposition (+/- 24 semitones).
  • Freeze buffer contents.
  • Built-in help (hover over controls and see text at the bottom).

I had this idea for a while and decided to turn it into a plugin for KVRDC21 to share it with others. Hopefully it is already a fully useful plugin with many possibilities, but there are still some features I want to add in the future. These include: macOS support, a smoother resizable UI, macros and LFOs for modulating parameters, factory and user presets, and many other ideas.

If you like the plugin you can support my work on Patreon or buymeacoffee.

{See video at top of page}


A more in-depth review / demo by Beats basteln:3:

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By Eine Alte Oma
July 11, 2021

It's one of those plugins where you can try really hard to get a specific sound and sometimes manage to do it, but other times it just gives you something entirely different that is even better than what you initially planned to do. super fun.

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Reviewed By Kozmyk
July 7, 2021

I thought at first. .. "Oh No !! Not another Granulator".
But this is user friendly and multi-grain too, just like my muesli ...
Easy to get started then some added depth on hand if needed.
Excellent work.

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Comments & Discussion for Daniel Gergely Emergence

Discussion: Active
21 July 2021 at 2:19pm

Sounds good from the videos. Any hope of a Mac version?

21 July 2021 at 5:01pm

Thanks! I would love to release a mac version in the future but I'm not sure when this will happen.

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