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Straylight - new from NI

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j_kranz

j_kranz

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Does it allow import of own samples?
No... there's already a few really great granular Kontakt instruments that are meant for that (Granulate comes to mind)... this one is made up of content that was extensively produced and prepared specifically for granular synthesis (which doesn't always work that well with random samples).
 

Cinebient

Active Member
No... there's already a few really great granular Kontakt instruments that are meant for that (Granulate comes to mind)... this one is made up of content that was extensively produced and prepared specifically for granular synthesis (which doesn't always work that well with random samples).
Thank´s....a bummer for me. The fun of granular (i have a lot granular tools already) is to experiment with own samples. So not for me but the GUI and workflow looks really nice and some features are maybe unique and could add something to my other granular tools.
Maybe part of Komplete 13 in the future so i can wait.
 

Alex Fraser

Senior Member
Omnisphere has it, Vengence sound Avenger has it( and I use both). This doesn’t sound like anything new or unique to me....
I'm not entirely sure there's *anything* new or unique left to discover!

I'm thinking this library is all about rapid deployment, a bit like the Heavyocity stuff. You can always roll your own sounds elsewhere, but this product assumes that you don't have the time/can't be bothered.
 

berto

New Member
"STRAYLIGHT has a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful and specialized – yet easy-to-use – interface"

uhm... bespoke? did they do a specific internal granular module inside Kontakt or is he speaking about scripting? If the latter i know there were many granular attempts before this one... sounds go though...

and the browser for snapshots? is he referring to just presets or the real kontakt snapshots (i did not know there was a browser for the snapshots)...
 
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j_kranz

j_kranz

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"STRAYLIGHT has a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful and specialized – yet easy-to-use – interface"

uhm... bespoke? did they do a specific internal granular module inside Kontakt or is he speaking about scripting? If the latter i know there were many granular attempts before this one... sounds go though...

and the browser for snapshots? is he referring to just presets or the real kontakt snapshots (i did not know there was a browser for the snapshots)...
Can't speak to the marketing language, but there is an internal preset browser for snapshots that include tags to narrow down your seach (very similar to Thrill if you're familiar with that one). A similar browser also exists for the individual sound sources themselves.
 

TMHC

New Member
"STRAYLIGHT has a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful and specialized – yet easy-to-use – interface"

uhm... bespoke? did they do a specific internal granular module inside Kontakt or is he speaking about scripting? If the latter i know there were many granular attempts before this one... sounds go though...

and the browser for snapshots? is he referring to just presets or the real kontakt snapshots (i did not know there was a browser for the snapshots)...
Hi everyone, I'm the creator of the Straylight.
The granular engine allows very detail control of the grain cursor. You can select if the cursor should move smoothly through the waveform or strictly follows the position modulation with immediate changes. You can define the direction of the cursor when you release the note, the cursor can be synced to the host clock which allows for transition / effects sounds which can be played polyphonically and are in time. So you can define the "color" of the riser / transition with the chord you play.
But, the unique feature of the product is the sample content which fits the granular use case and was explicitly recorded and processed for the product.
 

josephspirits

Active Member
Hi everyone, I'm the creator of the Straylight.
The granular engine allows very detail control of the grain cursor. You can select if the cursor should move smoothly through the waveform or strictly follows the position modulation with immediate changes. You can define the direction of the cursor when you release the note, the cursor can be synced to the host clock which allows for transition / effects sounds which can be played polyphonically and are in time. So you can define the "color" of the riser / transition with the chord you play.
But, the unique feature of the product is the sample content which fits the granular use case and was explicitly recorded and processed for the product.
Congratulations on the release, and thank you for sharing this information, sounds great.
 

DerGeist

Active Member
I have to say that it also looks very nice and clean. In a huge leap forward for NI the fonts are (mostly) large enough to read! :)

NI is on fire lately, Noir, Modular Icons, and this. Honestly I find these more interesting than the impending Massive X.
 
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