Production Tutorial: Creative Sound Design with Granular Synthesis

Point Blank instructor Chris Carter explores the potential of granular synthesis
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Point Blank instructor Chris Carter explores the potential of granular synthesis

Granular synthesis might require a slightly unconventional approach but it’s capable of extremely complex and unique tones. When it comes to sound design, it can do everything from transform a hi-hat into a piano to turn a second-long sample into a minute-long drone. This video, recorded live as part of Point Blank’s Friday Forum series, provides insight into the power of granular synthesis, as well as some of the other creative methods you can learn as part of Point Blank’s courses. Make sure you subscribe to their channel for more tutorials and live events.

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