We examine three different ways to harness the power of granular synthesis in Live.
We follow last month’s coverage of Granulator II with three very different approaches to granular synthesis. Iota is a graphically oriented grain player; Borderlands is an iOS device for hands-on triggering of grains from multiple samples; and Seurat MIDI is a generator of MIDI note streams with random elements that you can use to play Sampler key and velocity zones holding grains.
Iota from Dillon Baston (£25$49: www.ableton.com/en/packs/iota/) is a Max For Live instrument that takes a graphical approach to creating, triggering and automating multiple grains from a single audio clip. You drag...
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