Hmm, my granular synth hasn’t quite come together yet, but I’m learning a load.
This is a pretty informative (promo) video from Robert Henke/Monolake showcasing his ‘Granulator’ plugin for Ableton Live.
If i can get mine to sound anything like that i’ll be stoked!
I’ve just read ‘Microsound’ by Curtis Roads. I was well aware of the microsound movement, but hadn’t realized the depth of the theory behind granular synthesis, with it’s history going back to the 1940s, and early practise from Xenakis (using tapes) and this lad, Curtis Roads, programming his own granular synth on a
PDP-11/20 in 1974 - what a bad-ass! Check this site for some good background and papers.
I found these videos of Curtis Roads, via the site linked above.
This is a great talk - loved the speaker’s mannerisms and humor!
Have you been watching season 3 of Twin Peaks? so fscking good!
This is kinda up there –
Memories Of Cindy Pt. 1
Memories Of Cindy Pt. 2
Looking forward to receiving the second volume in the mail.
Grab a copy
Up at XOXO last year, the Jenn Schiffer talk was definitely one of the most fun:
this older one i found from 2015 is equally as entertaining, I love the opening sequence, it’s got a kind of “cool” Portlandia vibe!