Coming straight from the Steinberg sound lab, Padshop is a state-of-the-art granular synthesizer that provides out-of-this-world atmospheres and far-out effects - and a user interface that’s a breeze to work with.

Granular synthesis is one of the most fascinating fields of experimental sound design, but the conversions for programming sounds based on granular synthesis algorithms have always been too complex for every-day sound design or too shallow for serious in-depth sound manipulation. With Padshop, Steinberg offers a granular synthesizer that raises the standard in terms of handling, flexibility, musicality and sound.

Top features:

  • Advanced granular synthesis engine with 2 independent layers and individual oscillator, edit and FX sections
  • Up to 8 grain streams per oscillator for impressively rich and spacious structures
  • Intuitive user interface for effective usability and direct accessibility
  • More than 400 presets dedicated to atmospheric pads and evolving textures
  • SoftGrain Wave ROM with hundreds of samples for custom presets

The Padshop VST Granular Synthesizer will soon be available as a download product from the Steinberg Online Shop. So, check out this high-class virtual synth and get ready to experience the new way of granular sound design.

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Will this work with Sequel 3? I have posted elsewhere but nobody has replied.


I just downloaded Granular Symphonies. I am bewildered why my padshop can’t upload these sounds into the padshop VST? I am Mac based and see the patches in my library section of my hard drive but when I pull up Cubase 6.5 then pull up the instrument panel then padshop. I need some help. dpmessage