Granulat is a virtual granular instrument from the German developer Rigid Audio for Kontakt 5 & 6 and now available for free during Black Friday
For those of you who don’t follow the Plugin.Deals website, here’s another great freebie for Black Friday. VST Buzz is giving way the Rigid Audio Granulat virtual instrument for the Native Instrument Kontakt 5/6 for free.
Granulat is not a simple sample library, it is a real virtual granular instrument. It allows you to play with small grains of audio, to create cinematic sound design and rich, moving textures.
Rigid Audio Granulat
It works by playing hundreds of small grains of audio and then shifting these in the sample range left or right. You can freeze a sample at any position within the waveform or use any of the 9 tables to quickly add complex movement to the built-in sounds. Granulat ships with 300 ready-to-use cinematic instruments, ranging from hybrid strings, brass swells to acoustic bell-like textures and vocal atmospheres. But you are not limited to these 300. The deep engine allows you to create timbres and experiment with granular synthesis.
Then, it features nine independently running sequencers that can continually run and instantly add motion to your sounds. The sequencers to choose from are Volume, Pan, Cutoff, Pitch, Detune, Spray, Flux, Size, and Shift. Furthermore, there is also an additional FX section with filter, reverb, delay, and flanger for extra sound-shaping options.
Drones, Soundscapes, Textures…
All in all, this library is perfect for creating dark modulating drones, light airy pads, unusual soundscapes, and interesting, unique sound design. Great for cinematic cinematic underscore (eg. horror, drama, etc.), sound design, ambient music, electronic music, and much more!
Rigid Audio Granulat is available for free until December 8, 2020. It requires the full version of Kontakt 5 or 6. The library doesn’t support Kontakt Player.
More information here: VST Buzz (partner link)