[PD] Granular Synth

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Wed Apr 27 19:14:20 CEST 2005

Hi Spencer,

Any chance you could publish your findings on munger~ somewhere? I've
never been able to get more than the odd crackle and a lot of CPU load
out of it.

Also, there is an excellent article on implementing granular synthesis
from Ross Bencina's website at:


I've been meaning to implement the ideas myself, but no time.


On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 12:34 -0400, Spencer Russell wrote:
> Hey There, List,
> I've been playing with [munger~] a bit, and after much
> experimentation, I've gotten some usable sounds out of it, but
> I'd like to try my hand at writing my own, to get a better feel
> for what's going on. Basically, I'm just trying to continuously
> write incoming audio to a buffer, and then read from the buffer
> in various places, at various speeds, for various durations.
> Basic granular synthesis, as I know it.
> I'm pretty sure I need to use [delwrite~] to fill my buffer, but
> I'm not sure exactly how to control the reading from the buffer.
> I tried using a tabread~, but it seems that it can't read from
> the buffer that the delay is writing to. Any thoughts? Am I going
> about this all wrong?
> -spencer
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