Audio Damage’s latest plug-in instrument gives an accessible but versatile take on granular synthesis.
Audio Damage are a two-person company who have been building plug-ins since 2002. Their devices range from quirky (a neuron-inspired percussion synth, a rotary beat-slicer, a step-sequenced multi-effects unit) to indispensable (a variety of elegant and nicely designed reverbs, choruses, filters and flangers). Following a recent stylistic refresh, which discontinued some rather dated skeuomorphic designs in favour of new clean, geometric interfaces, Audio Damage have now delivered Quanta, their take on granular synthesis. It’s probably their most ambitious software product and, at $99, their most expensive.
Quanta’s default screen layout is pretty logical: by default the upper half of the display is a graphic of...
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