We spoke to Eric from Klavis about their Grainity granular VCF, which has just completed production and is set to ship soon. This unique module offers a concept that is unusual in the world of modular synthesis, allowing for granular synthesis of filters. The Grainity cuts slices of sounds into different filtering modes and phases, reassembling and rebuilding the audio while remaining entirely in the analog domain. Grainity digitally manipulates the audio circuitry, but there is no digital audio anywhere in or out of the product.
The Grainity's steps can cycle not only in step with incoming cycles, but they can also be imposed at a different frequencies, which makes it capable of creating harmonics and sounds that seem like hidden oscillators. The filter has two outputs, the granular VCF, and the multi-mode VCF, which are independent allowing users to blend both filters using the mix knob, which is also CV controlled. The Grainity features a detect input that is connected to the main audio in, which allows users to choose the cycle based on the order that is coming in or on something else, such as another oscillator or a step sequencer.
Price: 309 USD / 309 Euros
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