crusher-X

Granular Synthesis revolutionized Sound Design, Electronic and Experimental Music!
crusher-X does advanced polyphonic multichannel granular synthesis on live input in real-time!

crusher-X granular synthesizer effect plug-in for Windows (VST) and macOS (AU, VST)

Granular polyphonic multichannel Synthesizer for sound design, electronic and experimental music. Its powerful live granulation algorithm creates very complex sounds, drones and outstanding surround effects. Since 1999, the crusher-X trademark has been "the" granular effect standard. crusher-X is used by famous sound-designers, composers, musicians and film-makers all over the world. It comes with GCOs, an Autotune and Pitch tracking system, up to 10-channel surround outputs, up to 199 individual grain streams, unique 3D grain visualization, over 3000 LFOs, over 330 real-time parameters and more than 160 presets. 

Key features:

  • Real-time live and static, polyphonic and multichannel granular synthesis engine that creates grains from live input signals or sound files
  • Real-time modulation of all Grain Modulations: Delay, Length, Birth, Offset, GCO Mix, GCO Pitch, Speed, Sweep, WaveShaper, X-Crush, Bit-Crush, Filter,  Diffuse, Volume and Pan
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support
  • Grain Controlled Oscillator (GCO) system - crusher-X has Oscillator and Sample grain print-ins that can be mixed with the live-input
  • Autotune and Pitch tracking system 
  • Up to 10-channel surround outputs (e.g. 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.2, 9.1)
  • Microtonal tuning. Tuned Speed, GCO Pitch and Filter-Cut modulations (Grain-Arpeggiator). Comes with hundreds of different tuning scales and MIDI keyboard control
  • Up to 199 individual grain streams (generators) that have multi-core CPU support
  • Physical modeling sliders and an unique physical modeling X/Y controller.
  • Unique 3D grain visualization
  • Over 160 preset patches
  • Over 330 assignable real-time plug-in parameters, real-time MIDI control, totally free
  • Contains a morph system for all parameters and between patches 
  • Unlimited undo/redo and randomize functionalities
  • Over 3000 LFOs. Each Grain Modulation has their own individual set of LFOs for each Generator plus a Global set of LFOs.
  • LFO phase and frequency spread modulations (you can spread modulations over several grain stream generators)
  • LFOs, Live Triggers and Grain creation can be bound to the tempo of the DAW (beats / second)
  • Free editable Envelope Follower for additional Grain modulations
  • Grain lengths up to 60 seconds
  • Shadow programs
  • Meta modifications with 13 adore parameters
  • Several granulation live-buffer and freeze modes: Can easily switch between live processing to file processing
  • Can save from the live buffer at any time
  • DCO generator with sample-player
  • Offline rendering
  • Automatic triggered grain buffer filling modes
  • Free editable multi-channel Compressor/Expander/Limiter stabilizes feedback and output level behavior
  • Smart latency compensation system
macOS
Download
crusher-X-DEMO.dmg
  windows
Download
crusher-X-DEMO.zip