Audio Damage AD046 Quanta v1.2.0 [WiN, MacOSX]
Audio Damage has announced the release of Quanta, a new Granular Synthesizer plug-in for macOS and Windows (with an iOS version coming soon)
- Quanta is a full-featured ten-voice true stereo granular synthesizer, with up to a hundred 1000ms grains per voice, and full control over the grain state, with direct randomization and modulation of most parameters. Drag-and-drop a sample (WAV, AIFF, Ogg, or FLAC) on to the window and go to work.
- With two multi-mode filters (with LP, HP, BP and notch in 2-pole and 4-pole topologies), and a “sidecar” virtual-analog oscillator and noise generator that can be used in addition to, or injected into, the grain engine, Quanta is a fully capable subtractive synth in its own right, and will work as a granular or subtractive (or both) synth without any sample at all.
- Quanta has mod coming out its ears. First up are four of our new FEGs (Flexible Envelope Generator), a 99-point looping function generator with optional host tempo sync. Then add two arbitrary-waveshape LFOs, a multi-source sample-and-hold module, and fully user-controllable MIDI assignments, with nearly every control on the panel as a destination.
- Quanta is customizable to your taste and playing style. With full MPE support, it can take advantage of the extended control set of your Linnstrument, Seaboard, Soundplane, Continuum, or other MPE controller, and support for TUN files lets you use tuning tables. The resizable Hi-DPI GUI lets you adjust the size to match your visual needs, and the cross-platform preset mechanism lets you share your creations with your friends and collaborators, no matter what system they are using.
CHANGES IN v1.1.10
> This is “old,” really. We have added the sample preview button back in. It is now on the front panel, and is a toggle button with a “play” icon, immediately to the right of the sample clear button. We’ve also moved these buttons a little further apart, mainly to account for sausage fingers in iOS.
> Glitchy FEG operation when tempo synced has been fixed.
> In the “short” panel view in iOS Garageband, on the larger devices (11″ and 12.9″) the panel wasn’t entirely filled with the background color. This has been fixed.
Also is included is the free extra contain
Hainbach – Lab Grains (25mb .zip)
Berlin-based electronic music composer Hainbach created these twenty patches for Quanta using samples sourced from his wall of test equipment, covering both the dark and foreboding soundscapes and the light and airy dynamism he is known for. Watch this excellent video that he made of the process.
Audio Damge – Organico (27mb .zip)
Organico is a selection of presets for Quanta using electro-acoustic instrumentation as the source material. From xylophone to various other idiophones to a vintage Rhodes, recorded with condenser microphones and contact mics, Organico pays homage to the source material while imagining new soundscapes.