What's new?

crusherX-Mac! 5 clearly focuses on the needs of professionals: Native 64bit support is provided and this enables the enhancement of grain lengths and modulation depths up to 60sec. It open the door towards huge, massive and long lasting evolving sound clouds. More than 10 Surround sound modes (like 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.2, 9.1) enabling surround sound effect productions without additional post effect wiring. A "sync to host" feature links the granular parameter flow to the host timeline.

Additional unique features:

  • The X-Crush granular parameter (invented by accSone 2014) is unique in the world of granular synthesis: It adds a special asymmetric ring-modulation transformation feed by the overlap of each grain with its successor. While interacting dynamical with the other vapor parameters X-Crush will lead from subtitle ringing artifacts up to extreme phase shifting and distortion sounds
  • Several background assistances ensures quick workflows like grain density editing
  • Innovative Tuning feature allows creating grain clouds that are tuned. Beside the well tempered standard scale the package contains thousands of historical, experimental, microtonal and exotic non western intonation scales that can be used to manipulate the pitch of the grains. Play the cloud with your midi keyboard!
  • Stoppable live grain buffer that can also hosts audio files
  • Saving the content of the live grain buffer to disk at any time
  • Control the grain pitch and volumes with a midi keyboard
  • Starting and stopping of the grain generation will not create transitions because a smooth small fading is automatically calculated
  • A sizable and separated Grain view window shows the grains in detail
  • Multi CPU grain generation. That means a drastic increase of the grain amount in real-time
  • A Overdrive wave shaping algorithm generates strange grain overdrive effects that are ideally used together with guitar input sounds. The overdrive curve can be edited via a feature rich spline editor
  • The granular engine supports multichannel input processing
  • All interface elements can be assigned to controllers through an easy to use midi / plugin parameter learning function
  • A context sensitive help systems allows direct link to the various help topics
Requirements to run crusherX-Mac!

crusherX-Mac! is a AU (Audio Unit, 64bit) and VST plugin effect (VST version 2.4, 64bit) with 2 inputs and 10 outputs. It runs on Apple Mac Computers with Intel CPU, 1 GB, 2 GHz CPU and Mac OS X:

Requires Mac OS X v10.6 or higher.

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