Workshop: Introduction to Granular Synthesis

In this workshop, participants explored the fundamental concepts of granular synthesis through the use of various software, theory, historical background, and seminal recordings. They also explored both synthesis of granular sound as well as granular processing techniques. They used the audio programming language ‘MAX/MSP’ to build custom granular software and explored a few other popular free plug-ins usable in any DAW on any operating system.

This workshop was part of our Science of Sound workshop series, which was supported with an Arts Partnership grant from the Ohio Arts Council.