1.0.5 07 Mar 2011

Asynchronous/synchronous prototypes granular synthesis.


Developer website: apeSoft

Pulsaret is a new interactive real-time program for asynchronous/synchronous prototypes granular synthesis. Pulsaret implements a wide range of time-domain varieties of granular synthesis: glisson, grainlet, trainlet pulsar etc... Sound disintegration, pulverizer, sampled envelope "convolution", dynamic draw envelope/shape, interpolation-transitions and Hyper Vectorials pads they simplify the creation of incredible sound objects. All parameters are controllable via MIDI learning/rescale and OSC network. Matrix & LFO provide a powerfull way to connect one parameter with a dependent parameter/s, implementing all grainlets kind.

What's New

Version 1.0.5:
  • eight granular streams simultaneously
  • envelope/windowing menage up to 16 pre-generated shape (prototypes)
  • envelope/windowing loading and menage up to 12 sound-files (aiff,wav,mp3)
  • dynamic envelope buffer load/save, normalize, trim, resize length etc...
  • main mixer 8 channels + 1 master, solo/mute and VST slots, Master cascade~ filter
  • multichannel I/O mapping
  • quick-record export master channel and/or multichannel file streams, progressive file autoname, select directory and re-sampling/quantize out file
  • snapshots (presets) memory: up to 100 for each stream and 10 for the main mixer and global snapshots
  • simultaneously (streams and main) transition (interpolation) between snapshots (in a given time)
  • clients menage: include/exclude widgets from transitions
  • four draw table for transitions curves
  • micro-pad interpolating between four snapshots
  • HV_pad (i.e. hyper vectorial pad), 9 snapshots pad (4 pad near), and auto-explorer (spiral, dunk, reflects) engine
  • MIDI/OSC input mapping: learn/manual, rescale range and exponential curve
  • MIDI/OSC output sync: enable/disable, continuously or mouse up send
  • fully managing the project (as a folder), save/save as and load
  • drag and drop on windowing wave-pads (audio files or folder) to fill menù soundfiles or project folder in main windows to load project
  • stereo panning rotation: pan, jitter, lfo (shape/hz)
  • panning time, note based sync.keyboard frequency select (streams)
  • windowing sound files consolidate (copy buffers in the prj folder)
  • every stream can deforming own windowing envelope (attack/decay)
  • global presets, menage all Pulsaret widgets together
  • snapshots list, consecutive rename
  • global transport time
  • snapshots sequencer rhythms improviser unit
  • windowing deformation shape MIDI/OSC
  • clue windows, report widgets information under the mouse
  • matrix parameter linkage, rescale and LFO modulation range in Grainlet Synthesis
  • Pulsaret length/cps and viceversa dependency
  • cascaded series of biquad filters for each stream
  • simply signal-oscilloscope, that allows you to monitor the visual progression of master waveform


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later; G5 or Intel faster recommended
  • QuickTime to enable mpeg support.


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Multimedia Design / Audio
07 Mar 2011
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32