INSTRUMENTS / GENERATORS

Fruity Granulizer

Fruity Granulizer is a generator plugin that utilizes the granular synthesis technology. The source material for the Granulizer is a wave sample loaded by the user. Granular synths split a wave sample into many small pieces (?grains?), which are then played back according to the settings of the generator. The length and spacing of the grains can also be altered to achieve different effects.

Granular synthesis can be used to stretch a wave without altering its pitch and vice versa. It can be used to create lots of complex special effects. Since all of the parameters are automatable, you can even start with normal playback and then ?morph? to some kind of effect.

Parameters

Grains Section

NOTE: If you want to achieve normal playback, set both Grain Spacing and Wave Spacing to 100%.

Effects Section

Transients Section

The Granulizer plugin is aware of transients (either autodetected or processed from the sample if slices were loaded). When a grain crosses a transient, it's aligned to it & is set a new user-defined length. This gives better quality when stretching certain material, like drum-loops.

Time Section

Notes & Tips

  1. Open an empty Fruity Granulizer channel.
  2. Drag and drop your sample/recording on the Granulizer channel.
  3. Open the SMP tab (at the top of Granulizer's window) and right-click the 'Time' knob and then select 'Autodetect' from the pop-up menu.
  4. Select the 2nd last tempo shown at the bottom of the list with (tempo) behind it in brackets. This locks Granulizer to the project tempo.
  5. Trigger Granulizer with a C5 note in the Piano roll, for the duration of the original sample and put the pattern in the Playlist.
  6. Automate tempo and now Granulizer will time-stretch the sample live as the tempo changes and keep the audio in sync.

Plugin Credits: Didier Dambrin