|Type / Tags||Granular SynthesisDronesSound DesignSoundscape GeneratorTextures|
|Utility||Stand-alone utility / application|
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine and 4 GB RAM. An ASIO-compatible sound card is recommended for optimum audio performance.
Windows users should thoroughly test the demo version on their computer.
Windows users will need the latest version of Java installed, which can be downloaded here: https://java.com/en/download/
If you do not have an ASIO-compatible soundcard please try the free ASIO4All audio driver available here: http://www.asio4all.com/
Mac PPC or Intel machine running OS X 10.4.11 or later, and 4 GB RAM.
Mac users will need to have Java SE 6 installed which can be downloaded here:
The Generative application takes audio from an audio file or an external input (such as a microphone, guitar, or synthesiser) and transforms it in to an evolving soundscape using granular synthesis. There are four granular devices that each produce their own audio stream, allowing you to change their pitch, filter, and gain settings independently of the other devices. The application has a number of internal states which it fades between, producing a subtle and evolving variation of the output audio.
There are flexible options for recording the audio output of each granular device, or all devices combined. It is possible to record all devices with and without effects, as well as any external input audio. Many of the application's parameters are controllable via MIDI, and you can now play the application's devices as a four voice polyphonic granular synthesiser.