Tardigrain is a granular synthesiser that runs standalone or as an AU plugin. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more. Process the sound further through effects like reverb, wave shaper and sample crush. Tardigrain supports connections with AudioCopy, AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3. Plus all audio parameters can be modulated by midi, as AU parameters and by aftertouch on the build in keyboard.

+++ Audiobus and Inter App Audio
+++ AUv3
+++ Core Midi, Inter App Audio MIDI and AUv3 MIDI
+++ Factory presets
+++ Record custom samples or import using AudioCopy
+++ Save and load state and samples
+++ Full modulation of audio parameters

What’s New

Version 1.0.27

+++ Fixing issue with imported files longer than default recording size.
+++ Fixing issue open with file extension in upper case.
+++ Fixing ui freeze issue when changing midi cc controls.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

I hubb ,

Deep Creative Potential

E most creative for making This app is one of the deeper sound Art type music. Every time I open this wonderful tool it never ceases to excite BUT if the crashes in Audiobus could be ironed out, as well as bpm Ableton sync with other apps it would be perfect hence not quite 5 stars. I am sure this will be fixed in future updates.

iruddo ,

Break the rules of music

If you feel like moving away from structured music then buy this app. It took me months to appreciate it. The controls seem a little bonkers at first but it is fascinating. My tip is to play one note in ‘hold’ mode, scroll though your sample whilst adjusting the different controls.
The developer has provided a multitude of sonic options and it is purely up to the user how they can be manipulated.
And it’s AUV3.

mbt101 ,

My favourite Granular synth on iOS

Nice interface and really expressive sounding. Can sonically take you to a different place.
Only thing I would like is longer attack and release times on the envelope as 1 second seems a bit too fast for ambient pads — has been added, thanks so much 🙏

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