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Granular synthesis is one of the most powerful sound design tools available to modern producers. Starting with a basic sample as a sonic seed, it can quickly transform static loops into expansive soundscapes or intricate glitchy edits alike. Splitting a sample into exceedingly short individual slices known as “grains” – typically no longer than 50 milliseconds at most – allows sampled material to be reconfigured on a microscopic time scale.
Author : Rounik Sethi