Slate + Ash, the Bristol-based sound design studio and synth developer has released a new granular soft synth, Cycles. The device allows you to manipulate loops and samples, slicing them up and rearranging them to create new, evolving sounds. Using its original Grains engine, Cycles breaks down samples to a micro level, with different shapes, pitch, volume, pan and direction being rebuilt to produce fascinating textures.
CYCLES is an innovative and powerful loop manipulation and granular synthesis environment. Through a variety of idiosyncratic and interactive processes pull apart and reconstruct audio instantly into an endless myriad of collaged loops, performable textures, modulating rhythms, generative sequences and playable pads.
CYCLES includes 100 preset engine states to help find inspiration and aid exploration. Each of these transforms the engine into a different set of parameters, settings, and modulation, creating an entirely new world of sound in which a loop or sample is then performable. This produces a huge palette of tens of thousands of unique processed loops and textures, existing anywhere from energetic pulses and plucks to rich cinematic ambiences.
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