Explore the many faces of granular!
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.
A complex modulation system with intelligent randomizers provides astonishing results. Filters, reverbs, delays and the all-at-once manipulating Harvester complete the package.
What Graindad can do:
With up to 64 grains Graindad offers extensive possibilities to define your sound in realtime. With 12 main parameters, quick and powerful access to granular synthesis is provided.
There are basically 2 modulation systems: a classical system with modulators like step sequencers, lfo, & envelope, for familiar access. And a modulation system called Harvester, which provides an easy and playful way to control multiple parameters at once in a visual manner. These two modulation systems can then be mixed for uniquely complex results.
Randomization is a big part of Graindad – varying amounts of randomization can be applied to nearly every parameter. Furthermore, there are dedicated functions to define when randomization should be generated, for example, a transient in your audio signal can trigger a randomizer.
The heart of Graindad is the Grain Engine. While audio is being recorded, it can simultaneously be played back up to 64 times via so-called grains. Organising and defining these grains is the core task of the engine.
The 12 main parameters provide the power to achieve various effects like looping, stuttering, time stretching, pitch shifting, reversing, or harmonizing.
As important as the playback is, recording also plays a huge role in defining the overall result. Graindad can record in sync to your host clock or be triggered directly via MIDI. It can even dynamically start recording depending on transients in your audio material.
Sounds & Presets
Graindad comes with hundreds of presets from our best sound designers. All presets were meticulously crafted and created with love.
Melting all the feedback into one sentence: “Graindad is an endless source of inspiration, one little sample can turn into a million of things.”
“Graindad’s Granular Engine is so refined and sounds top notch. Add to that insane deep and creative modulation capabilities and then add the excellent sounding post effects like Reverb, Delay and more, and then knowing everything can be CRAZY Modulated with such ease makes it a powerhouse package, an absolute must for amazing granular and unique creative effects.” Embray Designs
“I haven’t run across a granular processor quite like this before. To me, it blurs the line between effect and instrument, which has taken me on many unexpected journeys. As a granular enthusiast I wouldn’t want to be without Graindad in my toolkit.” Quinn Zender
“Graindad impressed me. It has a clear vision, it’s helpful both for live and studio people, it packs a lot of fun and a lot of punch – if you’re willing to learn, understand, embrace the true power of granular.” Vospi
“The most refreshing way to give your samples a new life.” Miclop
Mac OS X
Requires macOS 10.12 or higher
Audio Unit, VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
Windows 7, 8, 10 or above
Requires Windows 7 or higher
VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
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