Borderlands.is a nice granular sampler which is (hence the name) between everyhing from reactable to sample wiz’ –
as you can see – it’s also beautiful, not just sounding. aaand there’s 2D directional sample waveforms placed when working with it – looks a lot like getting it for my stage noises..
still hope for a cool Ensoniq EPS/ASR’ish AU Plugin – means granular PLUS modulation of loops, position and multiple ways of playing the sample back & forth – AND App for the iPad..–> ipad granular
there’s still nothing that is really cool – no samplers on the mac, no samplers on the iPad sound good and able to just do what I need, .. come on! can’t be to put the old samplers back on stage, right?
btw – love to Oliver who’s running the great Wire 2 the ear blog..
UPDATE: some nice tips came in – thx to Verstaerker:
iDensity – does not react to USB keyboards – but it’s a great tool.
Diskussion und Sammlung hier im Forum ipad granular und hier für Plugins (AU) mit Loopmodulation/Positionsmodulation und mind alternierender Abspielmöglichkeit ASR10/EPS-Ensoniq Style Sampler? + Granular
Sample Wiz is a good and playable one and even polyphonic but it’s quite low quality, so one has to choose. granular is almost static if not made the Sample Wiz’ way..
I went for iDensity and Sample Wiz, maybe add the little SoundYeah as well for just playing little quick and dirty loops and “speechies”.. I love to have those at hand, may save one big “synth” keyboard thing. but it’s not everything I’d like to have which is in a Vsynth right now, but 5 octaves are a lot of stuff to carry.
there is Curtis, which can not be “played” but -as usual- pitched and stretched, which is in fact more control over the performance – here’s the basic principle – the current version has some parameters to tweak and a keyboard – so it should be playable as normal. 8€ – isn’t “expensive” but for an app it is “not cheap”, hmm
And another mostly playable grain synth with 2 OSCs that can be blend via LFO is grain science, also 8€
NON GRANULAR TRIGGERING SAMPLES
and this one called SoundYeah is very similar to the 2D Pad on the VSynth which works like a multitude of NON granular samples that can be played like a turntable, not just start and stop. so, sorry – this isn’t granular so it’s not qualified.
note this is not “granular” but EPS-style manipulation with loop, but still a bit too reduced – anyway – not a bad idea for performances so – that’s why it is listed here:
just hope to be able to play those via usb keyboard still, not just stationary which is a bit too limited of course. – there is Samples Wiz, that is able to tune and play..