MMultiBandGranular

MMultiBandGranular is an extremely versatile granular resynthesizer, which can make your lead sound like a pad, make your drums more powerful plus much more. The plugin cuts your audio material into small pieces and creates an entirely new sound from them. In multiple bands of course.

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6 bands of ultimate versatility

Panorama and pitch shifting is common with granular resynthesizers, but we go further. Graph based transformations, pitch adjustment of each grain to harmony, and up to 20 layers at once create a true grain cloud, all of it in up to 6 bands. And that's just the beginning.

Modulation heaven

Looking for a little extra variation in your sound? Look no further than our extensive modulation options. Modulate any parameter from sources such as an LFO, audio level follower, envelope generator, randomize, or pitch detector. Your sound will never be static again.

Many presets and active presets to get you started quickly

We know that the plugin may be a little too versatile. That's why we included dozens presets and added a dual user interface - an easy mode with several predefined active presets featuring just a few knobs, and the edit mode with all the amazing features. You can start quickly and go deeper whenever you are ready to gets your hands dirty.

Key features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market - stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MMultiBandGranular features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.

    The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.

    If your display doesn't have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.

    All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.
  • Dual user interface, easy screen for beginners, edit screen for professionals
  • MMultiBandGranular provides an arsenal of features you probably didn't think it was possible. But even as a beginner you can use it thanks to the dual graphical user interface.

    First there is an Easy screen with several predefined modes, but just a few controls. This lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs.

    Then there is an Edit screen for those of you, who are not afraid of all the amazing features the plugin has under the hood.
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MMultiBandGranular provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands
  • MMultiBandGranular provides 3 perfectly transparent crossover algorithms (analog with slopes from 12dB/oct to 120dB/oct, linear-phase and hybrid) with fully adjustable limits, input gains and input panoramas. The audio quality of all of these algorithms is the maximum money can buy. The plugin provides metering for each of the bands and the master.
  • 4 exceptionally versatile modulators
  • MMultiBandGranular provides 4 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomizer or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin's side-chain.

    You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.

    Check this video tutorial for information about modulators.
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • Every oscillator in MMultiBandGranular uses the most versatile oscillator algorithm on the market. It provides mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), a step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing.

    It also provides a harmonic mode, which lets you control the harmonic content instead of oscillator shape. This is especially useful for high frequency oscillators.

    Check this video tutorial for information about oscillators.
  • 4 multiparameters
  • MMultiBandGranular lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

    Check this video tutorial for information about multiparameters.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...
  • MMultiBandGranular can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal and up to 8 channels of surround audio. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games...

    Check this video tutorial for more information about channels modes and mid/side processing.
  • Smart randomization
  • Being creative is sometimes complicated and one often needs an inspiration. By clicking a single button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you. The smart randomization algorithm wisely selects good sounding combinations of parameters. It can even randomize modulators for you. And if that's too much, you can just hold ctrl and MMultiBandGranular will just slightly modify existing settings.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MMultiBandGranular includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.
  • Safety limiter
  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MMultiBandGranular provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x
  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MMultiBandGranular includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

    Check this video tutorial for information about aliasing.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • MMultiBandGranular contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

    Check this video tutorial for information about MIDI.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors
  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MMultiBandGranular uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities and lets your GPU hangle the graphics. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • MMultiBandGranular presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access then from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • MMultiBandGranular supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.
  • Free-for-life updates
  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!

Audio examples

Resources

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Requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 & 64)
  • VST/VST3 compatible host
    Note: use 32-bit plugins for 32-bit hosts even if you are using 64-bit Windows
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Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.5+, 32 & 64)
  • VST/VST3/AU compatible host
  • Intel/AMD processor
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