Konrath wrote:And the modulation and (re)structuring of grains can also be used on live input.
As I said: It would be nice to have the possibility to load samples. But this is not what granular synthesis is about. As for loading samples: I would like more to have a live input for padshop to freak out with my guitar and voice..
Careful with how you word that because Padshop does not
do live processing like a granular insert effect. You know there are outboard grainshifters available to toy with, I think the KAOSS Pad line has one.
You're right about Padshop having a vast array, perhaps infinite palette of sounds. But you can say the same thing about Skanner with only 10 samples, or any Granular synth engine with just a single sample. Its the ability to morph your own
samples thats really intriguing though. Take your voice and upload it into Padshop, or your own guitar riff and granularize it into a pad that sits behind the original riff in the mix. Stuff like that is the real joy of creation; true customization. Padshop is capable sure... but without user customization, is ultimately a passing toy as Andros1983 pointed out.
People on other forums are saying the same thing. One person said something that really resonated with me. They made the point that Steiny/Yammy should've charged twice as much and given us the ability to upload samples like every other Granular synth. Maybe they're going to offer sample packs but sorry, this synth just doesn't capture my interest without true programmability. Which is just a shame because it is a really decent granular engine. So lets say they charge $30 dollars per set like most of the current ones available. A user would have to purchase two sets to make it worth Steinberg's while to lock out the ability for user samples. Do you really see yourself purchasing two more sets for Padshop's already extensive library of over 500 samples (~506)? Or even a single $50 dollar set? I think it would have been financially smarter for them
to have simply included the ability to load your own samples while doubling the price.
Lets keep our fingers crossed for a fix. In all honesty I don't see it happening however because they would've just released it full force from the damn get go. My prediction is they're going to milk it with the VST Sound Set route.