The Mangle

Granular synth/sampler plugin

The Mangle grew from years of experiments with granular synthesis. The goal was to 'play' with the stream of grains in a musical and expressive way. This led to some unique features: a large XY area with real-time grain display. Pitch and tempo locking. True stereo grains and multi-timbral layering.

Stretch out rich harmonics from acoustic sounds. Turn field recordings into ambient soundscapes. Or bring in synth sounds to be shredded, exploded and recombined with intricate patterns and cloud effects.




Buy: £19.99

Notes:

  • VST, AAX & Audio Unit plugins, in both 32 & 64 bit. No standalone version. Pro Tools 11 required for AAX.
  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6+ or Windows 7+ required.
  • The Mangle currently ships with only a small library of example presets
The Mangle's beautiful streamlined interface makes it a joy to use. The real-time animation of every individual grain is mesmerizing, and the ability to stretch a single sound into tiny harmonic particles is wonderful. I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite tools for sample manipulation!
-- Richard Devine

Animated granular display

Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.

Drag & drop modulation

Creating new modulations is easy - just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.

Resizable vector interface

The Mangle's interface is rendered dynamically as vectors - resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.

Quad sequencers

The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. Four sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.

Multiband waveform display

Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.

Multi-timbral

Each instance of the plugin has 8 full 'slots' each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.