Six pow­er­ful gran­u­lar in­stru­ments to help you get cre­ative

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Au­dio Dam­age Quanta | $99 With a fo­cus on cre­ative mu­sic soft­ware, the in­die dev’s new vir­tual in­stru­ment gives gran­u­lar prin­ci­ples a new lease of life with fa­mil­iar mo­du­la­tion and vis­ual feed­back. Stein­berg Pad­shop Pro | £68 Throw sam­ples on mul­ti­ple lay­ers, gran­ulise them out of recognition, then shape with the on­board re­verb and three-band EQ. Zero-G’s Grav­ity Ex­pan­sion Pack also in­cluded. Mono­lake Gran­u­la­tor II | The Max for Live gran­u­lar sam­pler is in­cluded with Live Suite, and comes with a sep­a­rate In­put de­vice for cap­tur­ing and load­ing in other DAW sig­nals in real time. Sound Guru The Man­gle | £20 An­other awe­some in­die de­vel­oper in­stru­ment, this one houses four se­quencers, plus fre­quency-coloured wave dis­play with an­i­ma­tion to help vi­su­alise your ad­ven­tures. New Sonic Arts Gran­ite | €99 This in­no­va­tive gran­u­lar in­stru­ment serves up unique fea­tures such as sweep­tas­tic Mo­tion Record­ing, Cy­cle Mod­u­la­tors for LFO scan­ning, real-time Loop Mo­du­la­tion and more. Pro­peller­head Grain | £289 New in Rea­son 10, Grain’s unique ap­proach brings turntable-style pitch­ing, ad­di­tive-style spec­tral har­monic ma­nip­u­la­tion and draw-your-own mod­u­la­tors.

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