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Best Granular VSTs?

cloudbuster

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Again, dunno about 'best' but the ones I use most are Padshop2, The Mangle (more or less abandoned), and the sampler in Bitwig (Granular Mode). The granular engine in VPS Avenger is pretty capable as well but then that's just a little part of that synth and maybe not exactly what you're after.
 
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merlinhimself

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Again, dunno about 'best' but the ones I use most are Padshop2, The Mangle (more or less abandoned), and the sampler in Bitwig (Granular Mode). The granular engine in VPS Avenger is pretty capable as well but then that's just a little part of that synth and maybe not exactly what you're after.
the mangle seems like exactly what Im after, why do you say abandoned though?
 

ReleaseCandidate

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Glitchmachines.
Palindrome
Polygon
Fracture XT


Not a VST, but standalone and open source and higly recommended: Emission Control 2
 

cloudbuster

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the mangle seems like exactly what Im after, why do you say abandoned though?
The Mangle hasn't been updated in quite a few years despite known stability issues here and there - on my systems as well, in reaper and Ableton Live 9 and 10.


Anyway, as long as it is working it is one very nice instrument for sure.
Just try the demo and see how it works for you.
 

doctoremmet

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As for granular in synths: *)

- Arturia Pigments 2
- UVI Falcon 2, those marvellous IRCAM oscillators... (and the regular ones too)
- Roli Equator 2

There’s also Audiority GrainSpace for some cool sfx

*) the ones I actually use
 
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JEPA

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I lastly beta tested this one and it gets you to very creative results!

In combination with the new FOLD is a killer pair:
 

pondinthestream

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I lastly beta tested this one and it gets you to very creative results!

In combination with the new FOLD is a killer pair:
Stream looks nice, shame grain size is a bit limited, but the parameter choices and interface should make it very easy to get nice results
 

Kuusniemi

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I am partial to Audio Damage's Quanta. That little sucker gives out unexpectedly musical things from places you would not expect.

Also the granular in Omnisphere is quite good as well.
 

spice3d

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I lastly beta tested this one and it gets you to very creative results!

In combination with the new FOLD is a killer pair:
Yeah, I like Stream as well. Simple and nice UI. Haven’t really gotten into it, but hope to use in my next project.
 

Brian2112

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Spacecraft has a weird name and look but is fantastic.
Padshop Pro is still my go to but don't forget Halion.
Falcon
Vengeance Avenger and Rapid have also added very good granular capabilities.
 
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