What's new?

crusherX-Studio! 5 clearly focused 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 asymetric ring-modulation transformation feeded by the overlap of each grain with its successor. While interacting dynamical with the other vapor parameters X-Crush will lead from subtile 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
  • Play the cloud with a midi keyboard
  • Starting and stopping the live vapor mode will not create transitions because a smooth small fading is automatically calculated
  • A sizable and separated Cloud 3D window shows the grains in detail
  • Multi CPU grain generation. That means a drastic increase of the grain amount in real time
  • A vapor Overdrive allows 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 thru an easy to use midi/vst parameter learning function
  • A context sensitive help systems allows direct link to the various help topics
Requirements to run crusherX-Studio!
crusherX-Studio! is a VST plugin effect (VST version 2.4, 32bit & 64bit) with 2 inputs and 10 outputs and over 120 presets. It runs on Windows PCs (Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8.x 32bit & 64bit versions) under 32bit and 64bit VST hosts.
crusher-X Algorithm

The crusher-X algorithm is based on the traditional granular synthesis algorithm (Xenakis, Roads, Wilkins) invented in the early 1950s. In granular synthesis, short (e.g. 50 milliseconds) sound fragments, "the grains," come from a fixed file buffer. The starting time, length and silence between the grains can be modulated. More than one grain at a time is possible, so you can create complex sound "clouds" from any sound signal.