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Curtis Lite - Granular Synthesizer

Curtis Lite - Granular Synthesizer
  • #: 204321
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 2009-08-29
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • 1.3
  • Size: 0.60 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The Strange Agency LLC
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © 2009 The Strange Agency LLC
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The first granular synthesizer for the iPhone!

➼ Check out our website for demo videos of Curtis in action!

Granular synthesis works by combining many tiny grains of sound from an existing recording, generally creating new sounds with the textural properties of the recording.

Granular synthesis allows you to regenerate the recording, playing it forward or backward at any speed, to skip around the recording playing tiny slices of it at random, or to loop a small portion with a varying loop size.

➼ Touch the screen with two fingers and rotate a quarter circle to activate recording mode.

➼ Use your phone's microphone to record any sound. Try your voice, music from the radio, an instrument, your dog, anything!

➼ Touch the screen with two fingers again to stop recording.

➼ Touch or drag one finger anywhere on the screen to control grain synthesis. The long axis of the phone controls your read position; use this to select the portion of the recording you wish to read from. The short axis of the phone controls the grain size; use this to sample tiny slices or bigger chunks.

➼ Double tap to disable or enable position slew. With slew enabled, the read position slowly moves to where you tapped. With slew disabled, you can jump directly to new positions in the recording.

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


3/5 stars

Neat sound mangler toy, need better GUI

This is genuinely interesting & maybe even useful for audio production/sound design. It's a tool you'd expect to be found in the Native Instruments Reaktor user library.

i think usability suffers with the extremely basic GUI/controls, though. Better control over recording start/stop would be helpful, as it's a bit awkward. It would be nice to have a pause feature & even more interesting if able to open/mangle existing audio files since microphone quality isn't that rich.

Great free download, though, no doubt. Thank you for that!

5/5 stars

Killer freebie!

Really awesome no brainer download now and start having fun going to check full version now.

5/5 stars

crazy sounds!

turns anything into insanity!!!


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