Maurizio Giri's Max for Live effects both rely on granular synthesis to produce results ranging from subtle to overwhelming. The latest, Grain Reverser, reverses audio input and applies granular effects like transposition and duration variation, in addition to filtering.
We've covered a range of Max for Live devices here - from simple and essential modulation effects to advanced sequencers and video editors. Interested in making your own devices? How about modifying some of your existing favorites? While it might seem intimidating at first, you can learn and accomplish a lot by going "under the hood" and patching with Max. Point Blank have produced a new video series about patching, aimed at beginners - no prior experience with Max is necessary. Dig in below with part one, an overview of working with Max and Max for Live:
In part two, you'll make your own first Max for Live Instrument - a synthesizer:
Finally, in part three, learn how to add more controls and automation to your device:
Look out for more tutorials at Point Blank