Granny uses granular synthesis to create unique sounds. Granular synthesis works by loading in a sample and splitting this into tiny pieces, or grains, and then rearranging the playback of these grains in almost any way imaginable to create new sounds.
When working with grains it is quite easy to create static sounds. To make these sound more interesting Granny has a LFO built in that can modulate certain parameters highlighted with green text. Either click the MODULATIONS text or hold down Shift to adjust the amount. Clicking PARAMETERS brings you back to default mode or simply release the Shift button.
Drag any sound from the library here to import samples. The yellow arrows determine the start and end position of the loop area from where the grains are fetched.
Determines start position within the loop.
Creates a stereo widening effect by offsetting either right or left channel.
Sets speed and direction of how the position progresses through the sample.
Increases the grain period. The shorter the grains the pitch of the grains change to the frequency of which the grains repeat. The longer the grains the pitch changes more to the original sample pitch.
Key follow determines how the duration changes according to what note you are playing.
Pitch Random sets the range of which the grains pitches are randomized.
Shortens the length of the grain but not its duration.
Selects the type of shape for the grain.
Adjust overall output from the grain oscillator. Increasing number of grains naturally raises the output which can be compensated by lowering the level. Alternatively, if you have selected a very quiet portion of the sample you can raise the level to compensate for that.
Adjust the output level of grains fetched from quieter parts of the sample. By doing so you can lose the natural dynamics of the original sample.
Narrows the stereo width.
Sets the number of grain streams.
Sets the start position within the streams.
Sets the duration of the streams.
Adjust the pitch of the streams.
Adjust the pitch in octaves.
Adjust the pitch in semitones.
Adjust the pitch in cents.
Changes the pitch of the original sample.
Adjusts Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release of the filter Envelope. To activate and set the amount click MODULATIONS or hold down Shift and the click and drag FREQ knob.
In PARAMETERS mode this works as a simple lowpass filter, in MODULATION mode it sets Envelope amount.
Emphasizes the frequencies around the cutoff point.
Adjusts Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release of the Amplitude Envelope.
Adjust overall output level.