Granular Synthesis

Curtis Roads demonstrating the technique of granulation:


An introduction to the concept of using grains of sound. A central resource for granular synthesis with basic explanation, musical examples, and links to applications. Borderlands is an application (developed by a music technology students) for granular synthesis - an iPad version as well as windows). 

An illustration of some techniques of granulations:

There are various granular synthesis implementations in Pd (pd-tutorial website explains the first steps), this, nm-grainer, polygrainsynth, and Derek Holzer's particle chamber are some of the interesting ones.. Here is a demo of granular synthesis done in Pd.

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