The Mangle Granular synth

Granular synth/sampler plugin

I’ve been fascinated by granular synthesis for years, but I never found a satisfactory way to experiment with it. I wanted full automation in my DAW, preset recall and tools to ‘play’ the stream of grains expressively. So I built it myself.

Applied to field recordings or acoustic instruments, the effect can be startlingly organic, yet otherworldly. Or pull in your synth sounds to be morphed, warped, exploded or decomposed into intricate patterns and cloud effects.

Also features multi-timbral patches, true stereo grains, and simple drag-and-drop modulation.


  • VST, AAX & Audio Unit plugins, in both 32 & 64 bit. No standalone version. Pro Tools 11 required for AAX.
  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6+ or Windows 7+ required.

The Mangle’s beautiful streamlined interface makes it a joy to use. The real-time animation of every individual grain is mesmerizing, and the ability to stretch a single sound into tiny harmonic particles is wonderful. I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite tools for sample manipulation!
— Richard Devine

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Categories: VST Instruments
Tags: granular