Software

spindrift objectb1 ©2016 Michael Norris

[spindrift~] is the mother of all granular synthesis externals for Max.

It not only features the standard granular synthesis parameters, but also boasts a slew of powerful per-grain spatialization parameters, designed for equidistant multichannel loudspeaker arrays. Spatialization can be controlled manually or set on automatic ‘spinning’ or ‘drifting’ trajectories.

Features include:

  • hardware optimization using Apple’s Accelerate framework means it runs with very low CPU overhead

Demo

All demo sounds below made with the spindrift~ help file patch

Features

  • per-grain wet/dry mixes depending on each grain’s ‘distance’ from the sweet spot
  • manual control of spatial centre
  • automated circular, linear or spiral spatial trajectories
  • ‘clumps’ of grains can have their own envelopes
  • automatic switch-off after a set duration
  • automated fade in/fade out envelopes for ‘phrases’
  • grain information (duration, position, gain, etc) can be sent out an outlet for further processing
  • both granular ‘clouds’ and granular time-stretching are available
  • pitch-shifting can be drawn randomly from a scale
  • per-grain filtering, including arpeggios and filterbanks
  • can be embedded in a [poly~] object for polyphonic granular synthesis

 

 

Download

Click here to download [spindrift~] b. 1.0

 


 

Version History

Beta 1: First beta release

 


 

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

 

Software Requirements

MaxMSP 6 or greater