Berlin, Germany – November 05, 2019 – Ableton today released Grain Scanner – a 10-voice polyphonic granular synth and re-synthesizer designed for experimental noises, glitchy effects, alien textures and thick clouds of ambience.
The heart of Grain Scanner is an advanced granular engine that can play up to 128,000 microscopic slices of a sample per second. Musicians can modulate each of the 10 voices individually with up to four LFOs or modulate the global parameters with all four modulation sources at once. A built-in step sequencer and separate effects panel provide further ways to bend and twist the sound.
This Pack includes more than 100 presets, as well as a database of dozens of source sounds ready to be transformed. It’s also possible to import user samples to create a completely personal aesthetic. Furthermore, Grain Scanner was made with Push and other keyboard controllers in mind, so it’s quick and easy to start making melodies and harmonies.
Pricing and availability
Grain Scanner is available now for USD 59/EUR 49/GBP 39 on Ableton.com.
Ableton makes products for music makers to create, produce and perform music. These include Live, a software that combines traditional studio technologies with the freedom of working without a timeline; Push, a hardware instrument for hands-on playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology that allows multiple devices to play in time together over a wireless connection.
Ableton was founded in 1999 by musicians in need of new creative tools. The first version of Live was released in 2001. The company is led by its founders from its headquarters in Berlin, and has additional offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. About 300 people work at Ableton across the world.
Sean Earley is a musician, producer, podcast host, Executive Editor of Modern Musician Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He loves guitars and coffee.