Output Unleashed Portal, A New Powerful Effect Plugin For Granular Lovers

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Grandular friends attention! Output has today unleased PORTAL, a new powerful granular effect processor plugin for PC & Mac. Portal features a deep granular engine including a grain delay,  two versatile modulators, and  7 built-in effects.

Super interesting is here a circular XY pad controller with you can morph multiple parameters at the same. This gives you instant new sounds in a second. I had the chance to check out Portal already some days before the release, I can confirm, a super powerful tool for granular synthesis. A full review is coming soon. A critic point in advance: $149 is a bit too much in my opinion for a granular effect plugin.

Output Portal

Press Release

JUNE 18, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) — Output, Inc. is thrilled to announce the release of PORTAL, a granular synthesis FX plugin that transforms audio in a forward-thinking and musical way. Turn your VSTs, drum samples or any live input such as vocals or guitars into infinite new possibilities. In the past, the results of granular synthesis were often chaotic and abstract. PORTAL is a step forward, re-synthesizing sounds to give you a result that’s more closely related to the original input.

“With PORTAL we aim to flip the script on granular synthesis,” said Output CEO, Gregg Lehrman. “This powerful engine takes a method that has previously been out of reach and impractical for many musicians, and makes it accessible and easy to integrate into the creative process. Less random bloops and bleeps and more creative music making.”

Output Portal


  • 250+ presets for instant playability.
  • A circular XY Control linked to granular parameters.
  • Powerful time manipulation engine.
  • Tempo-synced grain delay.
  • Scale-based pitch modulation.
  • 7 built-in FX with an additional master compressor and filter.
  • Value readout panel for better understanding of controls.
  • Favoriting feature in Presets menu.
  • Built-in Tool Tips on Advanced page.

Output PORTAL is available now for $149 USD for PC & Mac (VST/AU/AAX).

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