Granular synthesis is one of the most beautiful, expressive and atmospheric forms of sound generation, using what could be tiny fragments (or “grains”) and playing them back at high speed to give birth to new sounds. The Eskite Granular Synthesizer is one such tabletop synth which will deliver the synthetic backdrop to your aural soundscapes!
The Eskite Granular Synthesizer is based on the Auduino, which is a sound synthesiser created on the Arduino platform – and has its heart in the form of an ATMega328 microcontroller. It creates expressive and robotic tones through the relationship of two triangle waves; interacting and undulating to create FOF (“Fonction d’onde formantique”) synthesis inspired tones.
It features six scale modes including logarithmic, diatonic, C major, C minor, C Pentatonic Major and C Pentatonic Minor. It has a CV input to connect to external gear and create melodies, basslines and textures.
It features 2 filters, each of which have cutoff and resonance control – accompanied by volume and pitch controls. It’s powered by a 9v adapter and features a 1/4″ jack socket to plug into. The Eskite Granular Synth is sold by Oficina de Sonido, who are based in Mexico! See the video below to hear what it sounds like: