Tracktion Corporation has announced the latest addition to their ‘Tracktion Present’ program: Mark Watt’s (Delta-V Audio) SpaceCraft Granular Synth. They tell us that the SpaceCraft granular synth has been a huge success on iOS since its launch a year ago. Now, in collaboration with Tracktion, the latest version is available as a plugin in for Mac and Windows with new desktop-only capabilities.
Here’s more details direct from Traction…
The ‘Tracktion Presents’ initiative has been designed to assist talented independent developers to introduce their products to a wider market. Tracktion is able to take care of much of the background infrastructure and offer invaluable support from their engineering team, giving designers plenty of time to develop innovative and creative products.
SpaceCraft is well known for providing instant gratification and inspiring creative flow. Two parallel granular engines provide grain frequency/length control, sample position LFO, stereo reverb/filter and pitch/ring-modulation. The innovative grain pitch sequencer, MIDI / MPE and live sampling capability open up further depths of performance and expression.
The focused GUI encourages a creative, interactive experience. With carefully chosen components presented in a single page layout, the user can quickly dive into sound design and exploration without the need for time-consuming configuration of parameters and mappings, it’s all there in front of you.
The desktop version of SpaceCraft offers new (desktop-only) capabilities including: -
- Drag & Drop sample directly into GUI
- Enhanced, higher fidelity granular engine DSP
- Up to x8 the number of grains (CPU dependent)
- Up to 16 minutes sample duration (RAM dependent)
Mark has continued to develop the iOS version constantly since its launch last year with significant free updates, and the desktop plugin will be no different. Already, a public beta version of the desktop plugin is available with additional LFO types and a stereo enhancement feature, with more features to come.
Users appreciate SpaceCraft’s ‘opinionated design’ approach which allows them to explore intuitively without the need for complex configurations often associated with granular instruments. Careful, it’s addictive!
Pricing and Availability:
Friktion strings, iZotope RX-8, Pendulate, Jupiter 6, FSS MTX8