crusher-X key features

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

Its powerful live, polyphonic, multichannel granular synthesis 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 340 real-time parameters and more than 170 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